Watermelon is a healing super food.  Juicing it is highly nutritious and you can include the entire melon – its tender and juicy red part, as well as the rind and seeds, which collectively offer incredible health benefits.

In fact, studies show that the most nutrient dense part of the melon is the rind, and the seeds are rich sources of protein and micro and macro-nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and potassium.  As we know, potassium helps regulate blood pressure levels that keep the heart healthy.  

The whole fruit is also far lower in sugar than the red fruit juiced on its own.  Thus, when only the red part is eaten, we throw away the goodness that makes this such a spectacular food.

Watermelon juice is a delicious thirst quencher and deeply hydrating, which makes it an ideal drink for athletes and active people. Moreover, watermelon not only hydrates the body and the cells, it also flushes out the kidneys, gall bladder and bladder.  It can offer more nutrients per calorie as it is mainly made of water and contains very few calories.

It is filled with some of nature’s most potent antioxidants. It is a dense source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A in the body. These powerful antioxidants are the natural antidote to aging and disease-causing free radicals.  Vitamin C and beta-carotene neutralize these damaging molecules. A diet high in these two vitamins is known to reduce the risk of heart disease, asthma, arthritis, and even cancer. They also boost the immune system and improve eyesight.

Tomatoes are renowned for their high level of the potent antioxidant lycopene, and so is the watermelon juice, which is a very concentrated source of it. The cancer preventing properties of lycopene have been extensively studied.  The results prove that lycopene does, in fact, protect against a growing list of cancers including prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and colorectal. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study which found that people who had colorectal polyps, which is an early warning sign for colorectal cancers, had 35% lower levels of lycopene than those with no polyps.

Studies have also revealed that people are less likely to get sunburnt after increasing their levels of lycopene. It protects cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage and even DNA damage.  Watermelon Juice is also high in vitamin B6, which is vital for balancing the brain and reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It is also a very good hormone regulator and helps women through their menstrual cycle.
 
So if you don’t already indulge in watermelon juice, you might consider making it a part of your regular juicing menu now. You can mix it with other vegetables for even more amazing health benefits. Watermelon, celery, cucumber and ginger make a delicious combination that will enhance beauty, health and overall well-being.


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