Monday, June 30, 2014

Refreshing and Nutritious Watermelon

Known for its nutritious value and refreshing properties, watermelon juice is the best way to beat the summer heat. The benefits of watermelon make it a preferred choice for a healthy diet. Try a watermelon diet — eat watermelon and slim down if you need to lose weight.
Watermelon Juice can be prepared fresh throughout the year. The sweetness, fleshy texture and juicy pulp of watermelons make them a hot favorite for dessert and salad dishes.

A watermelon diet is very delicious and refreshing. Watermelon comes in several appealing colors, including red, pink, orange and yellow. Watermelons contain more water and less sugar or sodium, besides being excellent sources of vitamins.

Benefits of Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice:

+The red watermelon has lycopene in high quantities. Lycopene is an antioxidant and helps to prevent many diseases.

+Beta carotene and lycopene are compounds which guard plants against damage from sunlight. These help to neutralize the “free radicals,” roaming molecules that cause tissue and organ damage, in our bodies.

+Free radicals contribute to inflammation and cholesterol deposits in blood vessels, causing strokes and heart attacks. Tot avoid this, read our tips in
Foods to Avoid High Cholesterol

+Lycopene helps to minimize risks of strokes and other ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colon cancer and asthma.

+Watermelon is an important addition for a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.

+Watermelon is rich in antioxidants that help to prevent kidney stones, cancers and cardiac ailments.

+Another benefit is that watermelon is a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure levels keeping your heart healthy.

+Watermelon juice is essential as a preventive against bone loss.

+The fruit is beneficial in checking erectile dysfunction and increases insulin sensitivity.

A watermelon diet is also an excellent source of energy because it contains Vitamin B.
It can offer more nutrients per calorie as it mainly made of water and contains very few calories.

Watermelon seeds are rich sources of protein and micro and macro-nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.

Watermelon juice helps to lower risks of age-related macular degeneration that may lead to loss of vision in elders.

How to Juice Watermelons:

First slice the watermelon and then place it in a bowl or plate with a fork to avoid mess. Next, you place it in the juicer. As the watermelon itself is sweet, adding sugar is not really necessary. If you mix the watermelon with lemon juice or orange juice, you can add some honey for a more sweety taste - that's much healthier than sugar. Then, juice it till smooth.

The juice is served using lots of ice for that cool, refreshing taste.  Please remember to choose organic whenever possible!


Intuitively Yours,
Laurel ♥

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