Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Watermelon Seeds
It will soon be watermelon season so here’s why you should also eat the seeds of this fruit. Many people throw away watermelon seeds when they eat the fruit, but they shouldn’t do this. Watermelon seeds are healthy, even though you’ll agree they aren’t as tasty as watermelon. Still, nutritionists suggest that the seeds should be eaten with this fruit because they are rich in protein, vitamin B, magnesium. These seeds reduce the levels of bad cholesterol, the risk of inflammation and heart disease.
Seeds of various fruits are generally good for health, but watermelon seeds are a star among other seeds because of all the nutrients they contain, say experts.
Experts also advise that it is best to eat the seeds when the watermelon is sprouting because the protein is at its richest. If you eat seeds in a container of 0.2 dl, you will consume 10gr of protein.
To use the natural healing properties of the seeds it’s important to boil, crush or bake them in order to extract the precious contents. They contain fibres that are essential for the normal function of the intestines; they help in reducing intestinal parasites, as well as the treatment of jaundice, and inflammation in the body.
Watermelon seeds contain citrulline, a substance that acts as an antioxidant and helps to widen blood vessels for people with high blood pressure and angina pectoris, and reduces the occurrence of arteriosclerosis.
Early in the 20th century, American scientists wrote that watermelon seeds are very helpful in treating the kidneys and the urinary tract. According to their accounts, using tea made from fresh seeds is a wonderful diuretic and is recommended for the excretion of kidney stones and stand from the kidneys and urinary tract.
Use 4 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds, crushed or grinded in a coffee grinder. Boil for 15 minutes in 2L of water. Divide this drink so that you have enough to drink for 2 days after which the third day is skipped. Repeat this process for a few weeks in the same order. Drink it for two days and take a break on the third day.