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Health Benefits of Watermelon

Updated: Monday, Aug 05,2013, 9:49:56 PM
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In the summer fruits, watermelon is a favorite of many people. But do you really know watermelon? Recently, Japan's "Woman" magazine reported that the Japanese nutritionist summarizes watermelon you do not know about a few things.

Rich three kinds of skin care ingredients that can anti-aging sun protection. Known Lycopene is a potent tomatoes contain antioxidants, which can effectively prevent free radicals, ultraviolet radiation on the skin, and a variety of external damage to the cells. But few people know that watermelon tomato lycopene content is 1.4 times as much. In addition, watermelon is also rich in β-carotene, which is yellow carrots and spinach and other green vegetables are rich in a nutrient in the human body into vitamin A, a fight skin aging and anti-cancer effects, but also to protect and enhance vision . It is worth mentioning that, watermelon also contains citrulline, which is unique to a watermelon amino acids, restore the role of vascular elasticity. Citrulline has an antioxidant and inhibits collagen breakdown role, can play a moisturizing skin to resist the effects of UV damage.

Red flesh watermelon than the yellow flesh of good nutrition. Almost no yellow flesh watermelon lycopene, so buy the preferred red flesh watermelon watermelon. It should be noted that, in the pick red flesh watermelon, you should choose the black seeds, red flesh may be white seed ripening.

With oil or fat dairy products eat together. Lycopene and β-carotene are fat-soluble vitamins, so eat watermelon alone will affect their absorption, we recommend the watermelon cut into small pieces and full-fat yogurt or salad mix after eating. Bags of milk to drink when eating watermelon can also play the role.

Watermelon rind to beauty. Watermelon rind than the flesh of citrulline content of about 2-fold higher, and therefore has a certain skin care effect. Eating watermelon can be trimmed away, "Chui Yi" (Green cortex), washed and cut into pieces after the fried food, fried cucumber with a similar approach.

Watermelon seed can help lower blood pressure. Watermelon seed rich in unsaturated fatty acids, lower blood pressure, prevent arteriosclerosis. Eat whole inconvenient, it can be labeled as powder blunt, or directly with the watermelon juice drink together.

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