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Health benefits of watermelon seeds


Team Udayavani, Apr 5, 2021, 1:25 PM IST

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Watermelon is a typical summer fruit. It is hydrating, refreshing, and incredibly healthy. It is juicy and succulent and is easily available in the market but not many know that even the seeds of watermelon have incredible health benefits.

Watermelon seeds are packed with nutrients and are perfect to give the body an additional boost of nutrition.

Watermelon seeds are often considered to be inedible and are discarded off once the fruit is eaten. In fact, they are not only edible but also tasty.

Being rich in vitamins, proteins, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium, watermelon seeds are beneficial for health.

Watermelon seeds are rich in minerals and iron which helps in improving immunity and it is also rich in magnesium which helps in protecting the body against allergic reactions and strengthening the immune system.

Consuming watermelon seeds helps in preventing skin problems such as acne, dryness, dullness, aging, etc. The presence of antioxidants in the seeds helps in providing the skin with an inner glow and in preventing signs of aging.

As watermelon seeds are rich in minerals like potassium, copper, and manganese and therefore, it helps in strengthening the bones and improving bone density. They also help in maintaining the health of the heart, regulating blood pressure, and improving circulation as they are rich in magnesium.

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