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The Benefits of Watermelon Rind for Health

The Benefits of Watermelon Rind for Health Kulit semangka (Photo: shutterstock)
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 02:32

TIMESMALAYSIA, JAKARTA – Most people usually throw away the watermelon rind. In fact, watermelon rind has various benefits for our body health. Here are the benefits of watermelon rind.

1. Stabilizing blood pressure

If you suffer from hypertension, try to consume watermelon and its rind. Several studies shows that the watermelon rind supplement could help people who suffer from obesity to control their blood pressure. Watermelon is considered as a natural diuretic. That’s why it is usually used as the natural medicine for hypertension.

2. Improving the prostate health

Watermelon is the source of lycopene, a type of antioxidant that could prevent the risk of prostate cancer. Not only found in watermelon rind, lycopene is also found in tomato skin. Watermelon as the natural diuretic could also help maintain the health of urinary tract.

However, a further research is needed in order to study the relation between lycopene and cancer prevention.

3. Keeping free radicals away

There is a substance called citrulline in the watermelon rind. This substance is high in antioxidant level that could prevent the damage caused by free radicals. Besides, citrulline could be converted into arginine, the amino acid that is essential for hearth, blood system, and body immune.

4. Maintaining fitness

The citrulline content in watermelon rind could improve the synthesis of nitric oxide and improve the glucose flow in the musles. This condition could decrease the stress and muscle fatigue after exercise.  

This additional energy comes from vitamin B6 in watermelon rind that synthesizes magnesium and dopamine to create more energy.

5. Natural anti-wrinkle

Free radicals could lead to wrinkles. That’s why we need to consume foods that are high in vitamin A, C, and lycopene level. Those vitamins could be found in the watermelon rind.

6. Cleansing skin

Watermelon rind is also a natural astringent, which means that it is could be used as an ideal skin cleanser. Astringent is a kind of substance that could make a tissue contract or tighten.

Besides, astringent is high in antioxidant which could fight bacteria and make the skin looks more fresh. To get an optimal result, you may add some honey which could be used as an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory for smoother skin.

7. Improving the blood circulation

The citrulline in watermelon rind could maintain the level of arginine. Arginine could be an additional therapy to prevent any blood and heart diseases. That’s why, consuming watermelon rind is important to prevent the cardiovascular problems.

8. Reducing fatty deposits

Another benefits of watermelon rind is to reduce the fatty deposits. The arginine content in watermelon rind could avoid the fatty deposit in our body. Besides, watermelon rind could help losing fat. That’s why, a regular intake of watermelon rind could maintain your ideal body weight. (*)

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Editor : Tiara Dewanti Djiwandono
Publisher : Sholihin Nur