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Here's why you should be eating watermelon seeds instead of spitting them out

Watermelon seeds have long been considered as something to be discarded once the fruit is eaten. People neatly remove them from the main fruit and then consume it. But, not many are aware that watermelon seeds can be edible, too, and no, it will not lead to a plant growing inside your tummy. If anything, it will boost your health.

Wondering what these health benefits are and how you can eat the seeds? Read on.

1.Strengthen The Immune System

Watermelon seeds, especially the roasted variety, are packed with iron – and the mineral enhances immune function. The B vitamins in the seeds also help in this regard.

And magnesium, as per a study, has a strong relation to the immune system.In another study on rodents, magnesium deficiency was linked to impaired immune function . Magnesium also plays a protective role in allergic reactions, suggesting how important it is for our immune system.

2.Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Watermelon seeds can promote cardiovascular health many ways. Being a good source of both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. According to studies,these fats are useful in protecting against heart attack and stroke, and lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood. The iron it supplies is also vital in carrying oxygenated blood throughout the body. The magnesium in watermelon ensure good functioning of heart, regulate metabolic process and maintain high blood pressure.

3.Prevents Osteoporosis

If you have weak bones and condition of osteoporosis, chances are your bone density levels are low. Try including watermelon seeds, which are also rich in rich in copper, manganese and potassium, in your food to deal with this condition.

4.Relieve Constipation / Reduce Swelling

Dietary fiber helps maintain normal intestinal function and plays an effective role in relieving problems such as constipation, and watermelon seeds are chock-full of dietary fiber. The seeds also contain plenty of potassium which regulates the water balance in our body, helping to reduce swelling in the feet and ankles. 

5.Treats Diabetes

A handful of watermelon seeds in the litre of water for 45 minutes ought to be taken every day like a home remedy for diabetes control. This really is one of the benefits worthy enough to be pointed out here due to the prevalence of diabetes within the population.

6.Boosts energy levels 

Watermelon levels are rich in micronutrients which helps to boost and maintain your energy for a longer period.

Though many people are unaware of these magical watermelon seeds they are super-tasty and super-nutritious. You can eat them as a snack whenever you feel hungry, it will keep you fueled for a longer time.

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