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Benefits of Watermelon Juice And Its Side Effects

Watermelon Juice Nutritional Value of Watermelon Juice Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice Uses of Watermelon Juice Side-Effects & Allergies of Watermelon Juice Origin And Cultivation of Watermelon Juice
Benefits of Watermelon Juice And Its Side Effects

A cooling drink relished by children and adults alike, the watermelon juice easily sits atop the health charts for the best summer drink. Blessed with generous amount of water and vital nutrients, the watermelon juice has a cooling effect on our body like no other. Filled with vitamins A, B6, B1 and C – each beneficial to us in its own way. Watermelon juice also houses a component called Lypocene, which along with Beta-carotene ensure a strong and stable heart.

The juice keeps you active all day, controls your blood pressure and keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. The potassium present keeps your heart healthy with the skin and hair kept perfect.

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon is one of the most popular and flavored in the entire world. With an obvious presence of water (hence the name), it also houses many essential nutrients and minerals. So what is the best way to get all these nutrients and minerals without causing wastage? Blend them up and have it as a juice of course.

Nutritional Value of Watermelon Juice

Despite high water content, the watermelon is also made up of the following

  • 90% water filled with nutrients
  • Each sip contains Vitamins A, C and B6
  • Loads of amino acids, antioxidants and Lypocene
  • Small amounts of potassium
  • Low on sodium and calories
  • The nutrients present ensure smooth bodily functioning along with improving the immune system and defend it from cancerous cells. Lypocene is known to have a good effect on bone and heart,

    Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

    30 Calories
    0.15 g Total Fat
    112 mg Potassium
    7.6 g Total Carbohydrate
    0.6 g Protein

    Vitamins and Minerals

    19 % Vitamin A
    0.007 Calcium
    13.50 % Vitamin C
    3 % Iron
    2.50 % Magnesium

    Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice

    Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice
    Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Watermelon Juice

    Water Content

    • The water present helps enhance your appearance
    • Keeps you hydrated along with the required nutrients
    • Restores the electrolytes keeping your system hydrated
    • Traces of salts like Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium prevents dehydration
    • Substitute for water thanks to the presence of natural sugars and miner

    Energy Boost


    • Being a great source of vitamins boosts your energy
    • Vitamin B6 and Magnesium has dopamine which fuels up the energy cells
    • Beta-carotene and Vitamin C act as added energy boosters
    • A glass of watermelon juice can drive away weakness

    Healthy Kidney


    • Being a natural diuretic, it is a boon for your kidneys
    • It purifies your liver and helps the kidneys flush out the toxins
    • Prevents the formation of kidney stones
    • Processes ammonia faster and reduces kidney swelling
    • Aids in proper passage through the urinary tract

    Improves Eyesight


    • Beta-carotene to Vitamin A conversion aids in better eyesight
    • Lypocene keeps the retina protected
    • Protects the eyes from macular degeneration
    • Night blindness and age related problems are prevented
    • Protects the eyes from infection

    Blood Pressure


    • Blood pressure is a work related vice which is catered to
    • Amino acids, magnesium and potassium combine to improve blood vessels
    • Improved blood flow is achieved
    • Doctors recommend watermelon juice to blood pressure patients

    Body Fats


    • The juices’ low calories aid in reducing bodily fats
    • Helps decrease fat and cholesterol in the body aiding in weight loss
    • Helps prevent in overeating as it gives a sense of the stomach being full

      Antioxidant Rich


      • Filled with antioxidants thereby preventing diseases
      • Rich source of Lypocene and beta-carotene which defend the body
      • Prevents inflammation, arthritis, skin damage and asthma
      • The Vitamin C present improves the immune system
      • Protects from infections and allergies
      • Effective if the juice is had fresh

      Healthy Heart


      • Positively affects the health of the heart
      • Potassium present helps fight heart diseases
      • Amino acids keep the blood flow going aiding in cardiovascular properties
      • Beta-carotene and Lypocene prevent cardiac issues

      Skin Hydration

      • Avoids skin dryness and makes it look bright and healthy
      • When mixed with honey, helps the skin remain moisturized and hydrated
      • Helps clear acne from the skin

      Hair Growth

      • Citrulline and the presence of water promotes hair growth
      • Lifts the level of an amino acid called Arginine in the body
      • This aids in improved circulation of blood in the scalp improving hair growth
      • Presence of proteins and minerals aid in the process

      Immune System

      • High amount of Vitamin C improves the immune system
      • Protects the cells from free radicals
      • Helps in healing of wounds and create new connective tissues
      • The formation of collagen increases which thereby heals wounds faster

      Anti- ageing

      • The juice is filled with anti-ageing properties
      • Wrinkles, fine lines and age spots can be kept under control
      • Antioxidants help free the radicals in the body

      Uses of Watermelon Juice

      The uses of watermelon juice are aplenty. Being easy to find, it is a sought after drink during the summer. It is packed with a number of health benefits. It keeps you well hydrated and provides a lot of required nutrients. Bodily weight can be maintained and also keeps the heart strong. It also improves the kidney health. Watermelon juice can be directly applied on to the skin. A thicker juice can be used as a scrub. Leave the watermelon pulp on your skin for a few minutes and see the exfoliating effect it gives to your skin. It absorbs all the nutrients into the skin directly and leaves you fresh and youthful looking. It softens the skin and removes tan if any.

      Side-Effects & Allergies of Watermelon Juice

      Consumption of a large quantity of watermelon juice can have its side effects on your body. These may include

      • Intestinal disturbance
      • Not appropriate for diabetes patients
      • Advisable for pregnant women but in limited amounts
      • People with low blood sugar levels should avoid it
      • Causes insulin imbalance thus not recommended to diabetes patients
      • It also causes facial swelling, anaphylaxis and rashes to the body
      • There can be trouble to the nerve and muscles

      Origin And Cultivation of Watermelon Juice

      Consumption of a large quantity of watermelon juice can have its side effects on your body. These may include

      • Intestinal disturbance
      • Not appropriate for diabetes patients
      • Advisable for pregnant women but in limited amounts
      • People with low blood sugar levels should avoid it
      • Causes insulin imbalance thus not recommended to diabetes patients
      • It also causes facial swelling, anaphylaxis and rashes to the body
      • There can be trouble to the nerve and muscles
      • Naz A, Butt MS, Sultan MT, Qayyum MM, Niaz RS. Watermelon lycopene and allied health claims. EXCLI journal. 2014;13:650. [Cited 27 June 2019]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4464475/
      • Edwards AJ, Vinyard BT, Wiley ER, Brown ED, Collins JK, Perkins-Veazie P, Baker RA, Clevidence BA. Consumption of watermelon juice increases plasma concentrations of lycopene and β-carotene in humans. The Journal of nutrition. 2003 Apr 1;133(4):1043-50. [Cited 27 June 2019]. Available from: https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/133/4/1043/4688088
      • Perkins-Veazie P. Cucurbits, watermelon, and benefits to human health. InIV International Symposium on Cucurbits 871 2009 Sep 21 (pp. 25-32). [Cited 27 June 2019]. Available from: https://www.actahort.org/books/871/871_1.htm

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