Yes, we are talking about many people’s favorite summer fruit – the watermelon, which is packed with all sorts of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and yet, we throw the most important part away without knowing…
Believe it or not, the shell of a watermelon is extremely rich in amino-acids and vitamins, despite the fact it is tasteless and many people consider it useless.
Everyone is so focused on the delicious red juicy and sweet part that not so many people care to take the time to do some research about the benefits stored on the shelf. However, 95% of the watermelon’s nutritional value is contained in the rind. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, B6, and C, which boost your energy and overall health. Watermelon rind also contains the antioxidant lycopene.
Health Benefits of Watermelon Rind
1.Reduces Blood Pressure
If you deal with hypertension, watermelon rind will help you lower your blood pressure. Thus, it will control your blood pressure and prevent obesity.
2. Helps Prevent the Prostate Cancer
The watermelon rind contains lycopene, which is an antioxidant that can help in the treatment of prostate cancer. Lycopene can also prevent cancer and you can find it in the tomato skin, too.
3. Gives Your Workout a Boost
Hence, watermelon rind won’t only help you in bed, but also with the athletic performance. For this reason, try pickled watermelon rinds.
4. Improves the Performance in Bed
The watermelon rind can be quite helpful to men with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. The rind contains libido-boosting powers, which come from the amino acid Citrulline. You should juice the watermelon rind and combine it with some lemon juice to maximize its benefits.
Summertime Watermelon Juice Recipe
½ medium-sized watermelon with rind (cut into long pieces)
1 cup fresh mint
2 limes with skin (organic only)
First, juice the mint. Then, juice the limes and finish with the watermelon. Finally, add some ice and enjoy this refreshing drink.