We all love the refreshing taste of watermelon.
But did you know that watermelon seeds are a rich source of fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals? Try the following recipe and enjoy the health benefits of it.
Here’s the recipe:
You will need 20-30 watermelon seeds. Grind them. Then, add the watermelon seeds in 2 liters of water and boil them for 15 minutes. This amount would be enough for two days. Consume them for two days and make a pause on the third day. Repeat the procedure for several weeks, but make sure you do pauses every third day. Chew them before swallowing them. You can also bake them.
What are the health benefits of this natural remedy?
- Protect your heart health
The watermelon seeds contain magnesium, which is an essential element when it comes to normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels. They also contain arginine, a compound which prevent narrowing of blood vessels. In addition, it regulates your blood pressure and boosts your metabolism.
- Prevent premature aging
Watermelon seeds have potent antioxidant properties which improve the quality and elasticity of your skin by restoring collagen in your skin naturally. Try this recipe and keep your skin youthful and smooth.
- Treat acne
Dip a cotton bud in watermelon seed oil. Apply it on your face to treat acne, clean dirt and dead skin cells. This oil works for all skin types.
- Strengthen and thicken hair
These seeds contain amino acid, which strengthen your hair naturally. Moreover, roasted watermelon seeds make your hair shinier. Copper produces melanin, and watermelon seeds are loaded with this mineral. Melanin is a pigment that gives color for the hair. By increasing your melanin production, you will enhance your hair’s color.
- Treat itchy scalp
Watermelon seed oil has mild texture, so it is absorbed easily. Use the oil to treat dry, itchy scalp, and get rid of dandruff.
- Prevent hair damage and brittle nails
These seeds contain fatty acids. Use them to restore your damaged hair or prevent further hair damage. The protein found in watermelon seeds keep your nails healthy and strong. You can combine watermelon seed oil and carrier oil. Use this mixture to apply it on your scalp and gently massage it. Your hair will be perfectly shiny and nourished.
- Boost your immune system
We are not done with numbering the health benefits of watermelon seeds. They are a rich source of magnesium, which is important for keeping your immune system strong. Magnesium deficiency can cause muscle spasms, heart diseases and diabetes. It is found in foods like wheat, rice, oat, cocoa powder and so on.
- They contain the vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 promotes the process of breaking down carbohydrates into energy. It is found in legumes, meat, vegetables and so on.
- Contain healthy fats
The combination of healthy fats and omega 3 fatty acids boost your energy. A cupful of dried watermelon seeds are enough to fulfill our daily need for healthy fats.
- Watermelon seeds can cure edema
Mix a teaspoon of dry and ground watermelon seeds and a teaspoon of honey. Add them in 3/4 cup of warm water. Mix well. Consume them right away (at least two times a day). It is an effective natural remedy to treat edema.
- Boost male fertility
The lycopene antioxidant found in watermelon seeds increase the quantity and quality of men’s sperm. Include dried seeds in your everyday diet.