I always threw the watermelon's shell until I got married and my husband told me a secret that no one knows!
Usually when we talk about watermelons, we talk about their wonderful taste. They are rich in vitamins and minerals that help our health. But not many people know that the watermelon's shell contains the most powerful health benefits.
Yes you read correctly: the white, pointless part of the shell gives you far greater health benefits than the 'red meat' itself. We're sure that after you'll read this, you will think twice before throwing away the watermelon's shells into the trash.
In fact, many countries in Asia and the United States combine parts of the watermelon's shell in salads because of the health benefits they provide.
Along with other things, the watermelon's shell is rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as potassium, magnesium and zinc. All these vitamins and minerals will make your body to operate better and provide you with the missing energy.
But that's not all, because the watermelon's shell also contains Lycopene. This powerful antioxidant keeps you safe from many diseases. Many claim that 95% of the watermelon's nutritional value is stored in its shell.
Benefits of the watermelon shell
The watermelon shell is also rich in Citrulline, an amino acid essential for muscle health. Thanks to cirtulline, you can gain muscle mass faster and with less effort. On the other hand, the fibers in the shell helps to reduce weight.
Another benefit of Citrulline is reducing anxiety and giving you a feeling of satiety for a longer time. Citrulline is also a diuretic and helps to get rid of toxins and excess fluids in the body. In addition, the consumptions of the watermelon's shell strengthens the immune system.
But since the watermelon's shell is tasteless, how do you eat it?
Well, you can chop it into small pieces and add it to a salad. It can also be eaten with tuna and turkey breast or chicken. Another option is to combine it in a fruit shake.
So now that you know all the benefits of the white part of the watermelon's shell, don't throw the shell again, take advantage of the tasty part, and don't forget to take advantage of the healthy part.
Your body will thank you very much!