Fruit juices are a summer staple. If you are like me, you will definitely want to choose the fruits that provide the most benefit to your body, while being delicious!
Watermelon juice is just what it takes to quench your thirst while providing your body with the minerals and vitamins it needs. In addition, with its beautiful color, it brings a touch of cheerfulness and good humor to your day.
1. Watermelon juice cleanses our body
You don’t have to be sick to think about taking care of your kidneys, liver, or colon. There is a healthy and natural way to take care of these organs and that is with watermelon juice.
One of the properties of watermelon juice is that it converts ammonia into urea, which converts protein waste and removes it from the body. Thanks to its moisturizing properties, this drink also helps break down digested food better and thus helps the colon to function normally.
2. Watermelon juice is the rehydration champion
If there is one ideal fruit to rehydrate, it is watermelon. Being 92% water, this is the fruit your juicer has been dreaming of. Very low in calories, watermelon juice can be consumed at will and really quenches thirst.
When we sweat, we don’t just lose water, we also lose sodium and potassium. This causes dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea, and of course dehydration. Know that the skin of watermelon is full of vitamins (especially vitamins A and B6) and minerals, so do not hesitate to use it to make juice.
The recipe is very simple, but if you’re not sure how to do it, here’s a little video that should help you out.
3. It fights water retention
This is a virtue that will particularly appeal to women, and me the first! Watermelon juice has a diuretic effect. This makes it easier for the body to remove excess fluid. This action results in the reduction of water retention.
The effect is particularly noticeable for women who tend to retain water at certain points in their menstrual cycle. Watermelon juice is also recommended for pregnant women who experience swelling or pain sensations related to water retention.
Pregnant women will appreciate it especially since watermelon juice is very gentle on the stomach since it is absolutely not acidic.
4. You’ll want to give it to your man!
Many foods pass for sexual enhancers. But the watermelon has science on its side. L-citrulline is an amino acid that helps dilate blood vessels. The greatest natural source of L-citrulline is none other than watermelon!
It’s not about replacing viagra with watermelon juice. However, Bhimu Patil, director of the Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in Texas, has validated a study proving that this fruit helps maintain an erection.
And do you know where the word “citrulline” comes from? This amino acid takes its name from the watermelon Citrullus lanatus, as it was in this fruit that it was first identified in the 1930s.
5. The ideal drink for athletes and sportswomen
My favorite physical activity is yoga, but some of you may prefer other more muscular activities. After a hike or an afternoon of cycling, your body is sometimes exhausted with aches and pains. So the next time you think about exercising, the thought of muscle soreness might demotivate you.
Watermelon juice is the perfect solution to this problem. Drinking a large glass of it before practicing a sport will hydrate you, but will also prevent you from having painful aches. Once again it is the citrulline that must be thanked. For optimal effect, it is recommended to make the juice using the watermelon skin as well. You can make an excellent juice by adding tomato to it.
6. Watermelon contains a powerful antioxidant
Watermelon contains lycopene. It is a carotenoid pigment that is also found in tomatoes. Watermelon and tomato owe their beautiful colors to the lycopene, but more importantly, it’s an antioxidant. The juice obtained with 300g of watermelon brings you 18.16 mg of lycopene.
Tomatoes have more of it (17mg for about 125ml of tomato sauce), but for those who are not fans of tomato juice, watermelon is a great substitute.
Lycopene has many virtues, including improving skin protection against ultraviolet rays. Drinking watermelon juice would therefore help you avoid sunburn.
According to studies by a team of researchers from the University of Düsseldorf, this antioxidant is the one that can best neutralize singlet oxygen. The latter is a free radical that can damage our body in the same way that oxygen rusts metal.
Consuming watermelon juice brings many benefits to our bodies. Thanks to it, it is possible to help our organs to function better, to give a boost to our sex life, and to hydrate in a delicious way.
Watermelon is one of the few fruits that can be juice by using only the skin, but this fruit also allows you to make delicious associations with other fruits and vegetables. We can therefore say that watermelon juice is to be consumed without moderation!
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