Watermelon is not only your most favorite and refreshing fruit during the hot, summer days, it also contains an amino acid, called L-citrulin, which reduces the time necessary for muscle recovery after any hard workout, meaning it helps sportists achieve better results.
Fresh watermelon or watermelon juice is a real solution for sensitive muscles and muscle pain, explained the scientists from the University of Cartagena, Spain.
They found that L-citrulin contained in watermelon speeds the elimination of excess lactic acid from the muscles, writes Daily Mail.
Lactic acid is actually responsible for the itchy sensation and muscle tightening which appears after any intensive workout. Scientists conducted a study and involved volunteers who were supposed to drink unpasteurized and additive-free watermelon juice an hour before the physical activity. The results showed that this fruit is an amazing friend during hard physical activities, which is another confirmation that watermelon is sportists most favorite drink.
Moreover, scientists believe that this amino acid is beneficial for faster muscle recovery, and the consumption of this summer delicacy will help sportists achieve better results.
120g of watermelon contain about 150 mg of L-citrulin, which is much more than any other fruit.
Health Benefits of Watermelon
It is proven that watermelon is an excellent diuretic, because it stimulates the function of the kidneys, and it is also important for the cardiovascular health, thanks to the vitamins A, C and B6.
Watermelon also contains magnesium which helps in the regulation of high blood pressure.
Watermelon Seeds Are An Excellent Remedy For Kidney Stones
It is true that there is nothing better than a piece of fresh watermelon when you are thirsty but, have you ever heard about the health properties of watermelon seeds?
In Chinese folk medicine the practitioners use these seeds as the most powerful remedy for kidney stones. Watermelon seeds are rich in magnesium and potassium, known for their benefits in the fight against this disease.
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