Watermelon is a perfect treat for summer season
But how do you normally eat it? After you have eaten this sweet fruit the seeds are often just throw in garbage!!
4000 years ago in ancient Egypt..
People cultivate watermelon just to eat their seeds, not the fruit, sound strange? Isn’t it? just to eat it seed not the fruit!!
In Taiwan and China extra large modified watermelon seeds are a popular snack, the reason is simply they are healthy 🙂
There are a reason why you shouldn’t throw watermelon seeds away!!
Relieve constipation and reduce swelling
The seed contains dietary fiber which help maintain normal intestinal function and play an effective role in relieving problem such as constipation.
They also contain plenty of potassium which regulate water balance in our body, to reduce swelling in feet and ankle.
UV protection and anti aging effects
Seed contains Vitamin E which promote skin metabolism and prevent spot and freckles, furthermore vitamin E has antioxidant property which keep our skin healthy and help slow down the aging process.
The seed are also rich in Magnesium which can reduce acne by improving your skin barrier functions.
Strengthen hair and increase male fertility
Male fertility also increase by its use, watermelon seed contain large amount of zinc which is crucial for sperms and testosterone production.
Deceit also contain citrulline which help widen blood vessel carrying nutrition to our head, there by strengthen our hair.
Strengthen immune system and reduce stress
Do you feel like you are constantly catching a cold? you might have an iron deficiency!!
Watermelon seeds are perfect as a convenient source of iron and keep us away from catching cold, the seed are also filled with tryptophan and essential amino acid used to make neurotransmitters serotonin which elevates our mood.
Tryptophan also relief and relax our brain, its sometime used to treat stress and clinical depression.
How to take watermelon seeds?
Crush 4 teaspoon of watermelon seed add to 68 ounce of water and boil for 15 minutes, there you go, a watermelon seed tea with lots of dietary fiber and minerals, you can also mix the Powder seed with the fruit and make it into a healthy smoothie <3