Watermelon is one of the most useful fruits because it contains important vitamins such as potassium and magnesium, but most of us throw away its green peel despite it being edible and containing benefits we did not know about.
Most people get rid of watermelon peel as soon as they eat the red pulp of the delicious fruit, but given the dense source of nutrients represented by the peel, in the future, you may want to keep these peels and add them to your diet, and here are the most prominent of those benefits, according to the Health Line medical website.
1- Useful for athletes
Watermelon peel helps improve the performance of athletes, during exercise, as the amino acid citrulline in it improves this.
Citrulline may promote the dilation of blood vessels, and one study indicated that citrulline supplementation improves oxygen delivery to muscles, potentially improving exercise performance.
2- It reduces blood pressure
Some research has shown that watermelon extract supplements can help obese adults control their blood pressure.
However, citrulline supplements are likely to be more effective, as most studies have indicated that citrulline supplements reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
Also, watermelon is a potential diuretic, which is often prescribed to people with high blood pressure.
3- Rich in fiber
Another benefit of watermelon peel is that it is a rich source of fiber. A diet rich in fiber has many health benefits, as it helps maintain regular bowel movement and may help reduce the risk of colon diseases.
Also, fiber can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
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