With the heat wave arriving earlier than usual, more people are looking for watermelon, a summer favorite. Watermelon is usually in season from July to August, but due to high demand, it has recently been moved to May.
When it comes to summer health, there’s no better fruit than watermelon. Watermelon is a low-calorie food that is about 90% water, with 21-31 calories per 100 grams. During the sweaty summer months, a lack of water in the body can lead to headaches, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and depression. Watermelon is a great way to rehydrate and quench your thirst.
One hundred grams of watermelon contains 6 mg of vitamin C, 0.15 mg of vitamin E, and 4 mg of calcium. It also contains 102 milligrams of potassium, which helps the body eliminate waste. A Florida State University study showed that watermelon significantly lowered blood pressure in people with hypertension. It”s also great for your skin. The vitamin C and beta-carotene in watermelon are anti-aging, and it’s also rich in lycopene, which has antioxidant, anti-aging메이저놀이터, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lycopene and beta-carotene also help protect your eyesight.
When eating watermelon, most people spit out the seeds. However, watermelon seeds are high in protein and contain a lot of linolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid that prevents the accumulation of body fat. Linolenic acid also lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood, which can help prevent many adult diseases. Collecting watermelon seeds, washing them, drying them, and roasting them gives them a nutty texture.
When choosing a watermelon, look for one with a curved top and a small navel. It’s also fresh and tasty if it doesn’t feel hard when you tap it, but rather resonates throughout.