Perhaps it is difficult to find a person who could deny himself the pleasure of eating a slice of ripe and sweet watermelon on a hot summer day. This fruit of the family of melons with pleasure is eaten by absolutely everything, including people who are actively struggling with overweight. And this is not surprising, since the sweet pulp of watermelon has a very low energy value, and 100 g of the product contains only 38 kilocalories.
It is no secret that watermelon is 92% water, therefore it is very easily absorbed by the body. At the same time 100 g of watermelon pulp contains only 0, 6 g of protein, 5, 5 g of carbohydrates and 0, 1 g of fat. It is for this reason that watermelon is a great dietary dish, which, even with elevated levels of fructose, is recommended to be eaten not only for overweight people, but also for diabetics. Plus, the pulp of watermelon contains a huge amount of vitamins C, PP, B and A, as well as such important trace elements as calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and magnesium.
Thanks to this combination of beneficial substances, the watermelon pulp has excellent cleansing properties. Its regular use in food allows not only to deal with obesity, but also to remove toxins from the body. First of all, we are talking about sand and stones in the kidneys, which begin to go out after a week of watermelon diet. Plus, the juice of this fruit is rich in folic acid, which is indispensable for blood problems and, in particular, helps fight low hemoglobin levels. In addition, due to the content of magnesium and potassium, watermelon helps to strengthen the heart muscle and lower blood pressure, helps to remove cholesterol plaques from blood vessels and normalize the body's metabolism. If we talk about the nutritional value of watermelon, then it is worth noting that it is rich in fiber, which can normalize the work of the digestive organs. Therefore, watermelon is simply indispensable for colitis and constipation, since it has the effect of a mild natural laxative that can delicately clean the intestines. In addition, watermelon juice is an excellent way to cleanse the liver, as it is able to remove from it excess bilirubin and salts of heavy metals. Do not forget that the watermelon pulp is an excellent antioxidant and due to the content of beta-carotene helps to renew the cells of the whole body, restore vision and prevent premature aging.