Watermelons are indeed tasty and serve as the perfect summertime food! But what about the seeds?
Turns out, the seeds are jacked up with huge health benefits! They greatly improve the functioning of the digestive system.
In order to reap all the awesome benefits watermelon seeds have to offer, you have to either cook, roast or ground them. They contain high fiber, which promotes a healthy digestion, while fighting inflammations, treating intestinal parasites, and even jaundice.
They can even serve as a diuretic, making a homemade watermelon seed tea very beneficial for urinary and kidney stone issues.
They are also rich in citrulline compound which is an organic complex that has very powerful antioxidant properties! The properties in the seeds will widen blood vessels which will improve their functioning. So, watermelon seeds are great for atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and angina pectoris. They can also enhance heart function, boost memory, concentration, and even improve muscle cells in the body.
Here’s the breakdown of some of the healthy nutrients which watermelon seeds contain:
Magnesium, niacin, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, manganese.
So how do we prepare these seeds for a homemade tea?
Here’s how to make it, and how often to consume it:
- Crush and ground 4 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds.
- Boil them in 2 liters of water for 15 minutes Drink this tea for two days. T
- Take a day off. Repeat this cycle for a couple of weeks.
- Collect sufficient amounts of watermelon seeds during the summer. This way you will have them through the year.
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