October 31, 2019
👉🏽TO EAT IT OR NOT???
-92% water content
-High potassium content
-Has diuretic properties.
-Sucrose and glucose make up 20–40%.
-Fructose make up roughly 30–50%.
(Makaepea et al., 2019)
⚠️EAT THE RIND:
Many people fear the rind, or instead, choose to not eat because it is not as sweet as the rest of the fruit. This is true. But the rind is especially rich in the amino acid L-CITRULINE.
🍉WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT THE RIND?
It’s rich in the amino acid L-Citruline.
L-Citruline has the following positive effects:
-Increases nitric oxide (Blood flow) - great for reproductive health.
-Lowers blood pressure.
-Raises growth hormone levels.
(Sureda et al., 2010).
💪🏽💪🏽PREVENTS MUSCLE SORENESS:
If you eat a couple of large chunks of watermelon before a heavy training session today, you'll have less problems with sore muscles tomorrow, This is because watermelon is a high-quality source of L-citrulline (Tarazona-Díaz et al., 2013).
Watermelon is a versatile fruit. Eating the rind may have further benefits to human health.
Photo by: Mates
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