The warm weather arrives and with it come back on the market fruits and vegetables that are healthy and not to be missed in the daily diet. One is the watermelon. But why are you eating?
The answer is simple. The watermelon is a fruit which is characterized by nutrition as well as by presenting a number of high water; approximately 93% is water, giving rise to be advisable to be consumed in slimming diets by its low calories: approximately 20 per 100 grams. It is also very satiating.
But also has carbohydrates, fiber, potassium necessary for the nervous system and muscle activity, magnesium, folic acid and beta carotene. And a big plus is that it contains lycopene, a pigment that gives you that pink tone and has excellent antioxidant properties.
Watermelon, as well as calming, thirst is very good also for cleanse the body and eliminate toxic waste, besides being especially recommended for people who have kidney problems or in the urinary tract due to its high content water. And, because it contains fiber, helps to clean the bowels.
But there are more advantages for inclusion in the daily diet. And it is that recent research has revealed that watermelon contains a principle called citrulline, which has similar effects to Viagra. A principle, especially, is located in the area closest to the cortex, in the white part, which from now on will also have to be taken.
This effect occurs because citrulline, once in the body, becomes an amino acid, arginine, which is beneficial to all the body’s circulatory system to increase the amount of nitric oxide, which is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of walls of the arteries and therefore, consumed regularly, has a positive effects on the heart in the body.