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#1 » Posted by Luvly31 from Port Harcourt » February 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm

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Water Melon (Citrulluslanatus var lanatus) is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant from the family of CuCurbitaceae Originating from Southern Africa.

The five types of water Melon are Seeded, seedless, yellow and orange varieties with the seeded being the most common amongst all.

All the parts of the Water Melon are loaded with health benefits. It contains Vitamin. A, B6, Niacin, thiamin, Vitamin C and a wide variety of carotenoid and phytonutrients including lycopene.

Water Melon contains more of the anti-oxidants Lycopene than fresh tomatoes.

Lycopene is responsible for the red colour of water melon and has been found to be effective in combating Prostrate, Breast, Colon and Lung Cancer.

Lycopene has been also proven to be helpful in lowering the risk of Cardiovascular (Heart) diseases and stroke.

Enhances regeneration of skin cells, promotes wound healing and detoxifies the body.

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Parts of a watermelon


The high level of potassium and magnesium contained in water melon is very beneficial in reducing high blood pressure.

Potassium is considered a vasolidator releasing the tension of the blood vessels and arteries thereby stimulating increased blood flow and reducing stress on the cardiovascular system.

Eating your Watermelon this way is like taking 40% of the nutrients and throwing out 60%.

Savour every part of the nutrient densed watermelon like its all you've got.

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Watermelon Rind
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Water Melon rind contains Citruline an amino acid that protects against muscle pain and also serves as supplements for the heart and immune system when converted into arginine in the kidney.

It also aids proper flow of blood through the vessels and help against cardiac arrest in obese people.

Watermelon Seeds

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Watermelon seeds are also as important as the flesh and rinds. The seeds contains essential minerals (magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, and copper), protein, amino acids and B Vitamins.

These seeds promotes hair growth, increases sexual libido, sharpens memory, controls carbohydrates metabolism and helps fight coronary heart disease.

To get the best out of it, watermelon Seeds, should be chewed properly to aid nutrient extraction.

Wishing you all a stress free and watermelon filled week ahead.

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Source; Luvly31
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Edited by yours truly.


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#2 » Posted by Luvly31 from Port Harcourt » February 25th, 2018, 3:18 pm

I'm pretty sure a larger percentage of us are guilty when it comes to discarding watermelon seeds. I am also guilty. I accept.
There is this friend of mine... when he buys a watermelon, he divides the whole of it into two parts, sits down and eats it to the rind. Oh, yes, he does chew the seeds. And I'll be like WTH are you doing??? With displeasure written all over my face.
I never knew how essential watermelon seeds are. I was oblivious of the health benefits he was gaining and gains whenever he chews the seeds.
I'm a repented soul though... :t'g: :w':

#3 » Posted by eMade (f) from Abuja » February 25th, 2018, 8:58 pm

So the seeds are good too? :shkd:
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#4 » Posted by Luvly31 from Port Harcourt » February 25th, 2018, 9:36 pm

eMade wrote:So the seeds are good too? :shkd:

Oh yeahhhh... Actually, good is an understatement.

#5 » Posted by Aniexcels » February 25th, 2018, 11:06 pm

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#6 » Posted by Luvly31 from Port Harcourt » February 26th, 2018, 9:05 am

Aniexcels wrote:This is lovely.

Yes, it is. Aniexcels :w':


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