Watermelon is believed to be the only fruit that contains a large percentage of water. It contains 92% of water and the rest is minerals.
The fruit contains seeds that are always thrown when eaten. If you have been throwing away watermelon seeds, you need to think twice. This is because they have amazing health benefits. They include;
1. They make your bones strong.
They are rich in minerals like copper, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
All of these minerals together help in making the bones healthier. Zinc is used to help in digestion, cell growth and division.
Magnesium is used to maintain nerve, muscle function, the immune system and keeps the bones healthy.
2. They make your skin glow.
The watermelon seed has oil which is widely used as the main ingredient for cosmetic products. It has been known to treat acne.
These seeds also contain antioxidants which help in reversing early skin ageing therefore they provide your skin with an inner glow.
In addition to that, they contain fatty acids which prevent dryness and provides hydration to damaged skin.
3. It has no calories.
An ounce of watermelon seeds contains approximately 158 calories while a handful of watermelon seeds which weighs 4 grams contains about just 23 calories. This is far less than a bag of potato chips.