It’s the heat of the summer. The time of year when many great tasting and health promoting fruits are in season. Which brings us to today’s tasty subject, watermelon. Whether you eat watermelon or juice it, the benefits are outstanding.
Interestingly however, when drinking watermelon juice, made with the skin and the white rind, your body is receiving beneficial nutrients not available if eating only the red part, known as the meat of the watermelon.
Most people avoid eating the white part of watermelon because it isn’t sweet tasting. Scientists have discovered the white rind has high concentrations of citrulline, one of the rising stars among the phyto-nutrients now being studied. The body converts citrulline to the amino acid arginine by using enzymes, and arginine works with the heart and circulation system to maintain a healthy immune system.
This citrulline-arginine relationship boosts nitric oxide which relaxes the blood vessels, the very same thing Viagra does. This helps with high blood pressure and other heart problems. Watermelon has been shown in the latest studies to lower blood pressure just as effectively as statin drugs do and with zero side effects.
Watermelon is a powerhouse of taste and nutrition with most of the benefits concentrated in the white rind. It’s in the red too, but in smaller amounts, but with a juicer, you get ALL the benefits of the watermelon.
Watch Jay using his PowerGrind Pro juice machine making a nice glass of watermelon juice. Doesn’t it make you thirsty?