In the watermelon season, this fruit should be eaten every day. Scientists say that with frequent consumption of watermelon, you can significantly improve the condition of the skin, as well as overall well-being.
Watermelon contains a large number of substances that are very important for the human body. He is rich in citrulline, lycopene, vitamins A and FROM. It is the content of an impressive amount Vitamin A positively affects the skin condition of the one who consumes this delicious fruit. It stimulates the renewal and growth of tissues, moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
Due to pulp content lycopeneheart function improves. Also, pay attention to watermelon is recommended for those who seek to lower indicators cholesterol: carotenoids contained in it, vitamin C and potassium effectively reduce its level, thereby improving the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
All lovers of this fruit know that when it is consumed, the flow of urine increases, because it consists of water by 90%. But the fact that this does not create an additional burden on the kidneys is important, which helps to avoid the appearance of stones and benefits those who suffer jade and pyelonephritis. In addition, watermelon favorably affects eyesight, lungs, reduces muscle pain, cleanses the liver and improves bone condition. BUT folic acid, which are also very numerous in the pulp, improve blood formation. Another evidence in favor of watermelon as a very healthy product is the presence of fiber in it, which improves intestinal motility and eliminates constipation.
However, those who intend to conduct a kind of "watermelon therapy" should not buy melons before August. After all, this month is considered the biological period of their maturation in nature. If you purchase them ahead of time, there is a high probability of receiving a product generously stuffed with nitrates.
Experts advise, if possible, to buy melons next to the field where they grew up, or in the market. Ideally, a watermelon should weigh 6-10 kg. If you choose a very large among the large number of watermelons offered, it is likely that it will be oversaturated with nitrates, if very small, that it has not yet had time to grow and ripen.
After cutting, you need to pay attention to the pulp - if it has a purple hue, then the watermelon definitely contains nitrates. In addition, the "nitrate" pulp will be very smooth, and the normal one always has grains.