Benefits + Recipe = Reasons to add WATERMELON in your diet this summer

8 Amazing Health Reimbursements
Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet. The best time to indulge in this fresh, succulent, juicy melon is summer time, when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Watermelon is incredibly hydrating. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits… Read below and see for yourself!

Cardiovascular & bone health
Consuming large amounts of watermelon has been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow. It is also rich in potassium which helps to retain calcium in your body, resulting in stronger bones and joints.

Reduces body fat
It helps prevent over-accumulation of body fat.

Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant support
It provides anti-inflammatory support by blocking activity of enzymes which normally lead to increased inflammatory support. Make sure you pick ripe watermelons, because they contain higher amounts of beneficial compounds.

Diuretic & kidney support
Watermelon is a natural diuretic which helps increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys. Watermelons help the liver process ammonia which eases strain on the kidneys while getting rid of excess fluids.

Muscle & nerve support
Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body.

Alkaline-forming
Watermelons have an alkaline-forming effect in the body when fully ripe. Eating lots of alkaline-forming foods can help reduce your risk of developing disease and illness caused by a high-acid diet.

Improves eye health
Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye, as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.

Immune support, wound healing & prevents cell damage
The vitamin C content in watermelon is astoundingly high. Vitamin C is great at improving our immune system. If you are suffering from any slow-healing wounds, up your intake of vitamin C heavy fruit!!

This week, Social Diary brings you a quick and easy recipe which you can make at home and get the benefits of watermelon this summer… So here you go, try and enjoy it…!!!
Watermelon Margarita

  • 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • 1 lime wedge.
  • 3 ½ cups cubed seeded watermelon.
  • ½ Soda/7up.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice.
  • 1 tablespoon orange essence.
  • Lime wedges or watermelon balls (optional).

Method:
Place 2 teaspoons sugar in a saucer. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with 1 lime wedge; spin rim of each glass in sugar to coat. Set prepared glasses aside.
Combine watermelon and next 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup crushed ice. Add 1/2 cup margarita to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges or melon balls, if desired.

“Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body…”