Don't throw away watermelon seeds! They are nutritious and rich in beneficial properties
August 11, 2019
Among the most symbolic fruits of the summer season, there is undoubtedly watermelon, which is an excellent source of mineral salts, vitamins, and lots of water.
But what many do not know is that its seeds, often discarded because they are not eaten, are a source of beneficial properties of which few people are aware of.
Low in calories and rich in unsaturated fats, watermelon seeds can be soaked for a few days and then when the seeds have sprouted, toasted in the oven for a few minutes.
By following this procedure, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits that watermelon seeds have always possessed. So, stop throwing them away and start enjoying their wonderful health benefits of which we were unaware. Here are some of them:
- Regulate blood pressure: Watermelon seeds contain arginine, an amino acid that regulates blood pressure. In addition, they also contain magnesium that lowers heart rate.
- Improve eyesight: These seeds contain a lot of vitamin A that prevents premature macular degeneration, helps eyes stay healthy, and improves eyesight.
- Prevent diabetes: Watermelon seeds are rich in fiber, reduce inflammation, dilate blood vessels, regulate blood sugar, and assist in weight loss.
- Eliminate excess fats: Watermelon seeds contain an amino acid called citrulline that is metabolized into arginine, which prevents the accumulation of excess fat.
- They are nutritious: The iron present in watermelon seeds favors the production of hemoglobin which allows the arrival of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and organs of the whole body. This also favors the conversion of stored body heat into extra energy.
The next time you bite into a slice of fresh and delicious watermelon --- Remember: Don't throw away the seeds!