In the summer one of my favourite fruits is watermelon. It is not only refreshing especially in this warm weather but it is a healing food which makes it even better. You can use the entire fruit; seeds and grind. By using the grind you reduce the sugar content. Watermelon is 92% water and It is incredibly good for the kidneys. Having had a kidney stone 17 years ago and suffered from several bouts of cystitis in the past, watermelon juice has become a must for me and given that it is so delicious makes it more enjoyable.
Health Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon is a diuretic getting rid of all the toxins in the body by eliminating excess body fluids.
It is very good against water retention.
It is excellent for the kidneys and therefore beneficial with those who suffer from kidney problems and urinary tract infections.
Watermelon is very good for kidney stones.
Good for cardiovascular health.
It contains high amounts of lycopene which protects you from developing cancers like: lung, prostate and breast.
Restores electrolytes and alkalises the body.
Reduces high blood pressure.
Vitmains and Minerals Found in Watermelon
vitamin B1, B6
How to Use Watermelon
I normally eat watermelon or juice it or make ice lollies. It is just perfect in the summer. You can add it to salads if you like. I personally like to keep fruit separate and eat it on its own. However you decide to eat it enjoy!