Watermelon contains ninety percent water and this is exactly what makes it popular for those who want to lose weight. It not only helps to get rid of extra pounds, but also removes toxins from the body.
Watermelon is rich in vitamins of group B, which help the normal functioning of the nervous system and prevent the appearance of dandruff and pimples, as well as vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and prevents early aging.
In addition, watermelon contains vitamin PP, which reduces fatigue and helps with good sleep and good mood and also folic acid, which is indispensable for pregnant and lactating women and for people who want to have better memory.
The striped fruit also contains other useful elements - phosphorus, calcium, iron and magnesium. The healthy watermelon cleanses the body of excess cholesterol, tightens muscles, makes the skin more elastic, stabilizes blood pressure and normalizes the work of the kidneys and liver.
Watermelon contains also potassium, which is necessary for the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system. It is very useful for good digestion. On the watermelon diet, about two and a half kilograms are consumed daily, along with lots of cheese.
It is not good for such a watermelon diet to last more than three days, because the body will experience a severe lack of valuable nutrients that are contained in other food products.
When choosing a watermelon, take a good look at it. It should be shiny and the sun's glare clearly reflected on it. Do not buy fruit with the slightest defect - cracks, dents and rotten places.
The stem of the watermelon should be brown and dry but still springy. Don't buy a watermelon without a stem. The sweetest watermelons have a yellow spot—that's where they touched the ground and it's a sign that they've ripened on their own.
Do not buy a watermelon over seven kilograms, because it is most likely that large because of the use of artificial fertilizers. After buying the watermelon, wash it well with soap and rinse it with hot water.
Remember that a well-ripened watermelon floats in water and a unripe one sinks. A well-ripened fruit is cut open with a characteristic sound similar to splitting and there are no white seeds in it.
After choosing a delicious and juicy fruit, you can put it into various Watermelon Recipes, including refreshing smoothies and watermelon salads. Don't miss out the opportunity to try the iconic for every summer season watermelon sorbet.