Watermelon: did you know that…

  • it is rich in vitamins A, thiamin, B6, C, beta-carotene, biotin, lycopene, potassium and fiber.
  • as an important source of antioxidants it helps us to protect against various types of cancer.
  • it contains about 92% water and only 5% sugar.
  • the high water content causes diuresis.
  • it is best to be consumed before meals and generally with an empty stomach. This facilitates the cleaning of the body of toxins.
  • it is said that watermelon was cultivated in Egypt 5000 years ago.
  • in the Arab world people eat the watermelon seeds roasted as a tasty snack that goes great with coffe or tea.
  • seeds are perfectly safe to be consumed.
  • the B6 vitamin that watermelon contains, helps to fight anxiety and phobias.
  • in many countries of the world, people accompanying it other flavors such as cheese or prosciutto.
  • offering watermelon as a gift comes from antiquity and symbolizes love and friendship.
  • it helps the bowel function and constipation and thus it protects from cancer and other bowel disorders.
  • the peels can be used as cosmetic masks, as in antiquity.
  • over 1200 varieties of watermelon are grown around the world while the leading producer is China.
  • there are watermelon varieties with yellow, orange and white flesh.
  • three servings of watermelon a day make the skin shine.

…more of did you know that soon.


4 thoughts on “Watermelon: did you know that…

  1. Thanks for the facts, am a but crazy for watermelon these days, so good to know how good it is. πŸ™‚

  2. LOVE fruits and all the wonderful things that they do for us! Still would love to find a way to combine it with CHOCOLATE… ha ha!… hmnnn…. maybe white chocolate….! Thanks so much for liking my 100 Shades of Chocolate blog! I’ll look forward to reading more of yours!

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