With summer just around the corner, here’s the latest news about watermelon and why watermelon juice is even more powerful than just eating the fruit.
Fruits and vegetables are powerhouses of nutrition and benefits for the body. Of course we know that juicing is a great way to release these benefits for the body. However with watermelon there are nutrient benefits only a juice machine can supply. I’ll tell you about that secret benefit in a moment.
Watermelon is one of the most powerful of the fruits and it makes a great tasting drink during the summer months or any time you can get your hands on a watermelon and it couldn’t be any easier to juice.
Why should you care about Lycopene?
Watermelon is chock full of phyto-nutrients which are naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive, this means they react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions and healing. One of the stars of the phyto-nutrients is Lycopene. You’ve probably heard it’s in tomatoes. See the red? Did you know there are higher concentrations of lycopene in watermelon than in tomatoes? We know lycopene is an anti-oxidant that protects the heart, the prostate and the skin. It’s an amazing nutrient for the body. Watermelons are also an excellent source of vitamin C, of beta carotene, great for potassium and magnesium.
The new research about phyto-nutrient Citrulline
But this doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story about watermelon and here’s why you need a juicer. See the white rind? Scientists have discovered this white rind has , one of the rising stars among the phyto-nutrients now being studied. They have found citrulline is quite important for the body. Did you know when you consume citrulline, the body converts it to the amino acid arginine by using enzymes, and arginine works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system as well.
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.
Now why would you want to take drugs and medicines when all the medicine you need is right here in these foods? Watermelon is a powerhouse my friends, and most of the benefit is 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.
The Secret for using a Juice Machine
Nobody eats the white rind of a watermelon, but you can juice it. That’s how you can receive 100% of the food value from that watermelon. Just cut up some strips, skin, red, white rind and all and run it through your juicer for great tasting juice and all of the nutritional benefits at the same time. Go find yourself a nice sized watermelon and make a quart or two of juice for you and your loved ones. Also you’ll be amazed at how much juice you get from just a few large strips of that watermelon. Make sure you use the skin and the white rind too. That’s how you receive all the benefits. That’s why having your own juice machine is so important.
Let me know if you enjoy freshly made watermelon juice as much as I do. Write a comment on this blog post below. Thanks for spending the time with us and don’t hesitate to let us know if this information is useful to you. Till next time, Jay.