When you are ready to take the steps to lower your blood pressure and eliminate excess body weight, then watermelon can assist you in yielding measurable results within just thirty days, more or less. The process can be extremely enjoyable.
Watermelon is a nutrient-dense fruit, considered rich in beneficial vitamins and minerals. It touts a substantial amount of Citrulline, an α-amino acid that helps regulate metabolism. The healthy and delicious fruit is rich in pure, detoxifying water, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Because a lot of weight issues stem from oxidative stress and inflammation, watermelon is very useful as an adjunct to a natural weight reduction program.
BENEFITS OF WATERMELON
. Effective hydration
. Lowering of elevated blood pressure
. Weight reduction due to thermogenesis boosting effect
. Lessening of inflammation
. Control of oxidative stress
. Repair of damaged cells
. Regulation of digestive functions
. Reduction of excess lactic acid in the muscle fibers
. and much more…
Scientists from the USDA Research Lab have shown that due to its citrulline compound contents, watermelon is a potent medicine for humans. Further scientific studies have contributed to the awareness that watermelon consumption is safe for diabetics. Research studies have confirmed that the reasonable amount of fructose (natural fruit sugar) in watermelon does not constitute an issue for diabetics and hyperglycemic individuals, if the fruit is consumed in reasonable amounts.
Some research studies also demonstrate that eating reasonable portions of watermelon as a meal in itself provides more nutrients than if one were to eat a fast food/junk food meal.
NUTRITION FACTS ABOUT WATERMELON
Carbohydrates: 11.5 grams
Fiber: 0.6 grams
Sugar: 9.4 grams
Protein: 0.9 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Vitamin A: 5% of the Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin C: 14% of the DV
Potassium: 4% of the DV
Magnesium: 4% of the DV
Lycopene: 12 mg
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES REGARDING WATERMELON CONSUMPTION
. To avoid indigestion, eat watermelon in reasonable amounts. One portion equals the amount of food that can fit into your own hand. For this reason, portion size varies from person to person. One can productively consume up to three portions of watermelon as one meal.
. Eat watermelon by itself only: not before a meal and not after a meal. Never with other fruits (e.g. in ‘fruit salads’).
. Wait 3 to 4 hours to eat anything else after ingesting watermelon.
. Do not drink water while eating watermelon.
. Do not put watermelon in ‘smoothies’.
. Do not ‘snack’ on watermelon. Eat it as a full meal only. Eating watermelon alone as a meal prevents interference with other foods and also prevents the accumulation of excess calories. Your system will process the watermelon’s nutrients in a more effective way if there is no interference.
. Do not eat watermelon at night or at bedtime. The reason for that is because consuming watermelon in the night hours could cause: (1) Excessive needs to wake up for urination; (2) And also, the fruit could sit undigested in the stomach for hours then start rotting rather than being digested and metabolized in a useful manner.
. Just because watermelon is sweet — often very sweet — does not mean one has to gorge oneself with it. Many people tend to start consuming excessive amounts of watermelon if they have an addictive nature. Watermelon contains moderate to elevated levels of sugar, but any amount of sugar in food can increase appetite and induce overeating. Overeating sweet foods contributes to obesity, a situation that could counteract the positive effects of watermelon.
. Watermelon is a seasonal fruit and is best consumed during summertime for it to provide health-enhancing results.
. Do not swallow watermelon seeds!
The best type of watermelon is the organically-grown, seeded kind. ‘Seedless’ watermelon is for the most part, an adulterated, genetically-modified (GMO) fruit. In fact, watermelon seeds, whose white substance is called ‘watermelon meal’, contains a significant amount of zinc, a very beneficial mineral. Watermelon seeds are known to help diabetics. It has already been established that watermelon seeds should never be swallowed; however, they can be chewed carefully, roasted, or blended with other pureed foods.
As long as one does not use watermelon to ‘diet’– but instead as a whole food, or a whole meal — then it serves its intended purpose: to keep one slim and fit. Watermelon is available to help regulate bodily functions in a sensible way. Anyone with weight reduction needs can enjoy the fruit in the right season, not just for excess weight elimination but also for blood sugar/blood pressure stabilization and self-healing.
Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey with one of her mentors, Elder Dick Gregory,
wellness activist and celebrity nutritionist :: Brooklyn College, NY 2013.
Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey, Ph.D. and doctorate degree candidate in Natural Medicine, is a Mind-Body Therapist, Wellness Coach, and published Author voted Wellness Expert by peer consensus in 2005. Therapist Lherisson-Bey is the author of the Kindle bestseller HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY as well as the weight management program GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY. From an original CD, the publication has evolved into an instructional picture book, an eBook, and an effective weight management program. Therapist Lherisson-Bey’s works have been featured on TV, radio, and in several magazines in the past 32 years.
In my books HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY and GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY, I provide valuable information on sensible nutrition, preventative health, as well as awareness of natural remedies for the wellness of body and mind.
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