Health Benefits of The Watermelon Seeds

Health Benefits of The Watermelon Seeds

By Lata Sharma  on: 15 May 2015
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Most people are not familiar with the benefits of the watermelon seeds. Practically, their properties are almost not used since many people throw the seeds away. The ones who consume the seeds not knowingly improve their digestion and the clean the digestive tract by discarding the intact.

The seeds themselves are rich in iron, manganese, polyunsaturated and mono saturated healthy fats, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, B and C. One of the antioxidants they contain is the citrulline which helps to widen blood vessels, helps with angina pectoris and high blood pressure as well as with arteriosclerosis.

They also contain diet fibers needed by the digestive tract in order to function normally and help in case of intestinal parasites. Additionally, the fibers are essential for the treatment of guided diseases, inflammation in the body and treating jaundice. However, in order to use the healing properties of the seeds you need to crush, boil or bake them and get to the precious content.

 

The seeds can be consumed as a snack or in the form of tea. Using them in whichever form you choose to, you will improve your memory and concentration, give luster and tightness to your skin and enhance the function of the heart and the muscles. Additionally, the watermelon seeds are considered to be effective in boosting potency and libido of men as well as for treating diabetes type 2.

 

Protein

Watermelon seeds are very high in protein, with 1 cup of dried seeds containing 30.6g, which is 61 percent of the daily recommended value. The protein in watermelon seeds consists of several amino acids, one of which is arginine. While the body produces some arginine, MedlinePlus states that some health conditions may benefit from additional arginine. Some of the health benefits of arginine include regulating blood pressure and treating coronary heart disease. Several other amino acids make up the protein in watermelon seeds, including tryptophan, glutamic acid, and lysine.

 

B Vitamins

Watermelon seeds are also loaded with several of the B vitamins. The American Cancer Society reports that B vitamins are necessary for converting food into energy and other important bodily functions. The most prevalent B vitamin in watermelon seeds is niacin, with 1 cup of dried watermelon seeds containing 3.8mg, which is 19 percent of the daily value. Niacin is important for maintaining the nervous system, digestive system and skin health. Other B vitamins in watermelon seeds include folate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.

 


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