We all want a slice of refreshment in the hot summer days, and that is the watermelon. But, no one seems to know what the watermelon holds within itself and the nutrients it contains.

Actually, the watermelon can bring to you plenty of health benefits. It contains amino acids which alleviate the pain after and during workouts.

Too Much Watermelon

Too Much Watermelon

And this is only the beginning, a Spanish study has discovered that the watermelon is excellent in treating muscle pain, and this particular kind of acid, lactic acid, has its highest concentration in watermelons, 150 mg in just 120 grams of it.

Other than that, the watermelons are rich in vitamins A, C and B6, the ones that regulate the blood pressure, as well as improve the function of the heart and the kidney. Also, it contains almost no calories, natural sugar, vitamins, minerals and water, which are all beneficial to the body.

What you probably did not know by now is that the seeds of the watermelon are beneficial as well. They are filled with potassium and magnesium, and they have actually been used as a traditional medicine for passing kidney stones for years now.

Simply crush four seeds, put them in a bowl with two liters of water and boil them. After 15 minutes have passed, drink this remedy in order to pass the kidney stones.

As we already mentioned, because it is high in water, the watermelon can be used to detox the body. The watermelon is a great source of beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, C, calcium, iodine, fiber, zinc, manganese, nitric acid, malic acid, phosphorous and potassium, making it a great food if you want to alleviate chronic stress, heart diseases, anxiety, inflammation, or get help with treatment of mental disorders.

But, note that you should definitely limit the watermelon intake if you suffer from high triglycerides or diabetes.

The watermelon can be used as a diuretic, will prevent inflammation, bug bites, asthma, anemia, acne, headaches, cellulite, arthritis, kidney stones, gallbladder issues, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and it can also treat skin conditions, burns and level up the pH in the body, as well as eliminate the excess fat from the blood vessels.

Enjoy it in any way you want, take a slice, make a watermelon juice, put it in a smoothie, either way the benefits from it are endless!