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Watermelon seeds: Know the many health benefits of it

Watermelon seeds known as (tarbooj ke beej ) are loaded with nutrients. They are low in calories and can enhance your immunity. Here are a few perks of having watermelon seeds.

Written by Aishwarya Vaidya |Updated : August 20, 2018 5:29 PM IST

While eating your favourite watermelon, do you tend to discard the seeds? Don't do it anymore as they can help you to control your blood sugar levels. Watermelon is loaded with potassium, copper and selenium and you can munch on the seeds whenever you want to.

  • It can be good for your heart: Watermelon is loaded with magnesium and can improve the functioning of your heart and regulate your blood pressure. According to a Kentucky study, watermelon is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help your heart to stay in top shape. Furthermore, it is also rich in citrulline which can lower your aortic blood pressure (the blood pressure at the root of the aorta) and can take care of your ticker. Also, it can help you to manage your cholesterol levels. According to an American study, magnesium can also help you to maintain an electrolyte balance which is vital for your heart health.
  • It can enhance your immunity: The roasted watermelon seeds are packed with iron and vitamin B and can help you to enhance your immunity. According to a Cuban study, watermelon seeds contain magnesium which can keep allergies at bay. All you need to know about watermelon seeds, lemon seeds +4 other fruit seeds with numerous health benefits
  • It can help you to tackle diabetes: According to an Iranian study, it has a positive impact on the accumulation of glycogen stores which can help you o treat diabetes. The seeds can be beneficial in decreasing plasma glucose levels as they are considered as antidiabetic. According to A report by the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, watermelon seeds contain omega-6 fatty acids that can be beneficial in preventing type 2 diabetes. While it is also loaded with zinc which can be effective on glycemic control. But, make sure that you don't go overboard and take the advice of your expert.
  • It can improve your brain health: According to studies, magnesium can help to tackle age-related memory loss and it can also enhance your memory. An American study observed that by improving memory, magnesium can also help you to accelerate learning. Health benefits of watermelon juice, seeds, peel and how to use it
  • It can aid digestion: Watermelon is abundant in zinc and zinc deficiency can cause digestion issues like leaky gut syndrome. Moreover, magnesium can also help you to improve your digestion.
  • It can slow down your ageing: According to studies, magnesium can help you to slow down your ageing. So, just eat it and stay healthy and hearty.

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