The summer season is here and with that also comes the season of juicy and cool watermelons. Watermelons are great during the summer season as they help to hydrate the body due to its high water content and is also beneficial for the overall health. It also has high fibre content that makes it healthy and also good for the digestive system. A number of people often discard the watermelon seeds, which not many know, could also be consumed and are actually healthy. Here are a few health benefits of water melon seeds.
1. Improves immunity – Watermelon seeds are indeed edible and contains minerals and iron that helps to improve the immunity of the body. The seeds also contain magnesium that helps the body to fight against any allergic reactions and thus strengthens the immunity of the body.
2. Great for the skin – People who consume watermelon seeds are also immune to some of the skin problems like acne, dullness, dryness, ageing and more. It also helps to improve the elasticity of the skin which helps to prevent the skin from the ageing process.
3. Strengthens bones – The seeds contain some of the minerals like potassium, copper manganese that contribute to strengthen the bones and also improves bone density. Consuming watermelon seeds can also prevent the occurrence of some of the serious bone problems like osteoporosis and others.
4. Good for the heart – As the seeds contain magnesium it helps to maintain the health of the heart. It also helps to regulate the blood pressure levels and improves blood circulation.
How to consume watermelon seeds?
Preserve the seeds of the watermelon that has been just cut. Let the seeds dry and after they are dried you can dry roast them on a pan and store them in an air tight container. The seeds can be had as a snack and can also be added to your salad to make it even more nutritious.
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