Watermelon is surprisingly good for you. One of the latest studies shows that consuming watermelon, and particularly drinking it as fresh juice, can have some significant health benefits.
Watermelon juice is a great booster because of the amino acid called L-citrulline it has. There aren’t many fruits that can supply a good dose of L-citrulline, but watermelon can. Watermelon not only moistens the body and the cells, it also flushes out the kidneys, gall bladder and bladder – it rejuvenates the whole body!
This juice will also protect you liver because it has an alkaline effect upon your body. It does the same with all our organs and tissues, but it is well known for helping the liver in detoxifying itself.
It is full off antioxidants
The watermelon juice, and the watermelon itself, is a great source of vitamin C and beta-carotene (which turns into vitamin A in the body). These powerful antioxidants are the natural antidote to aging and disease causing free radicals. Vitamin C and beta-carotene neutralize these damaging molecules so that we can fight with age naturally. A diet high in these two vitamins is known to reduce the risk of heart disease, asthma, arthritis, and even cancer. They also boost the immune system and improve eyesight. All of this just by drinking watermelon juice!
Do you know what lycopene is? It is a powerful antioxidant and it is very effective at getting rid of free radicals, which cause inflammation. A higher intake of lycopene rich food has protective effects against cancer, especially against colon, stomach, pancreatic, prostate and lung cancer. Moreover, people who had colorectal polyps – an early warning sign for colorectal cancers – had 35% lower levels of lycopene than those with no polyps. In other words, it has antioxidant and UV-blocking capabilities thus making it a valuable weapon in the battle against aging skin. It protects cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage and even DNA damage.
It is rich in B6
In order to balance the brain and decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression, you need Vitamin B6 on daily basis. It is also a very good hormone regulator and helps women through their menstrual cycle. When you juice watermelon, the minerals, vitamins and nutrients will all broken down and be made compact so your body can absorb the nutrients more. So, you will naturally take all the needed vitamins.