Never Throw Away the Seeds After You Eat A Watermelon. Here’s Why!

Why we should never throw away Watermelon Seeds.
Summers are here and so are Watermelons. I don’t particularly remember anyone denying this refreshing juicy fruit in this season. Afterall, Watermelons ( also known as Citrullus Lanatus ) for sure give you instant relief from the scorching heat. Only irritating thing one can think about Watermelons is its seeds. Those dreadful black seeds are enough to spoil your much awaited Watermelon-time. Undoubtedly, we all have been spitting them out only to clear their way to the dustbin. But we are still unaware of the fact that one should never throw these seeds away.
Read further to know about unexpected health benefits of unwanted seeds of this succulent fruit. Keep in mind that you can always eat them raw, sprouted and roasted. But make sure that you chew them properly or they won’t be digested.



Why we should never throw away Watermelon Seeds.
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1. Essential Amino Acids.
Arginine boosts our metabolism and is quite helpful for the cardiovascular system and sexual health. Lysine is responsible for the formation of connective tissues and Collagen. Tryptophan improves our sleep, relaxes us and maintains our body weight. These all amino acids are very much required in our body and food doesn’t contain all of them. So these seeds are a good rescue option.



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2. Lowers the risk of heart diseases.
These seeds exhibit antioxidant effect and thus act as a powerful vasodilator. They exert heart protective effect and lowers the risk of heart diseases.



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3. Vitamin B-9.
Vitamin B-9 or Folate is a vital nutrient for proper functioning of the brain. Watermelon seeds contain Folic Acid and this helps in controlling homo cysteine level. This counts as in one of the major benefits of consuming Watermelon seeds.



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4. Useful For Nervous System.
Also known as Vitamin – B complex, it contains Niacin, Folate, Thiamine, Pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Niacin is one such crucial nutrient for maintaining the Nervous system, Digestive system, and beauty of skin.





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5. Good Source of Magnesium.
Watermelon seeds are an excellent source of Magnesium with 100 grams of seeds providing 139 percent of daily recommended requirement. Magnesium helps in normal functioning of the heart, maintenance of blood pressure, improved metabolic process and synthesis of protein. It also helps in the treatment of Hypertension and diabetes. In case you’ve already fallen prey to any of these diseases, you should never throw them out.


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6. Helps to deal with inflammation. 
According to Protein Journal’s study, Watermelon seeds can also be used to deal with Oedema ( fluid retention ) and urinary tract problems. This activity could be attributed to the presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.


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7.  Helps in lowering Bad Cholesterol.
We all are well aware that there are two types of Cholesterol in the human body, Good Cholesterol, and Bad Cholesterol. There are certain fatty acids which lower down the amount of Bad Cholesterol in our body and thus protects us from stroke and heart attack. Watermelon seeds contain two such fatty acids – Polyunsaturated and Monosaturated fatty acids.


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8. The presence of Copper.
Apart from all the above-mentioned nutrients, Watermelon seeds are also rich in Copper. This mineral helps in the production of Melanin which is an essential color providing pigment for Human Skin and Hair. Also, Lycopene in seeds offers powerful anti-oxidant properties.

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9.  Extremely useful as Diuretic.
Medical experts have been referring powerful Watermelon homemade tea for this disorder. This remedy is said to improve Urinary tract problems. This is also effective in removing kidney stones.

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10. Rich source of Protein.
Protein deficiency is something which is very common these days. If not taken seriously, this deficiency can also result in diseases like Marasmus and Kwashiorkor. One cup of dried nuts provides about 30 grams of protein. Protein is necessary for muscle growth, repair of skin and connective tissues, as well as for making enzymes. So, all the people suffering from protein deficiency should never throw them out. They may do wonders for your body and skin.



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11. Unbelievable skin benefits.
All the skin-conscious people should never throw these seeds away. Unsaturated fatty acids present in them make sure that your skin soft, moisturized, firm and well-toned. It also prevents acne and other skin disorders.

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12. Prevents signs of ageing.
Oh Wait, here we’ve yet another skin benefit. Watermelon nuts are quite successful in hiding off your actual age. Due to the presence of antioxidants and oils, these nuts will make you look younger, healthier and more vibrant. These benefits can be observed by consuming a handful or two Watermelon seeds a week.

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13.  Relief from Bacterial infection.
Our body needs an antimicrobial agent to fight off various bacterial infections. They contain phytochemicals as the microbial agent and thus protects us from Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

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Well, do you people still need a reason to preserve them for the betterment of your body? Undoubtedly, these little black nuts are a blessing in disguise. You name it, these seeds have it.
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