Each person would almost certainly like this one fruit. Fruit red color, sweet taste, and easy to digest is the reason why many people eat fruit that comes from this Sucurbitaceae family.
Watermelon fruit has a name that is different from one area to the other regions in Indonesia. As in Java, the fruit is known as Semongka, Ghuleng-ghuleng or too Watesan.
In Maluku, sweet fruit is called Mendikai, in Lampung in Sumatra called Lamua and is known by several names Mandike, Kalambosa, and also Kamandriki.
Than sweet and refreshing, it also saves a lot of watermelon fruit nutrients and benefits for the body. In Watermelon contains various vitamins such as vitamin A, C, B6, potassium, thiamine, and many other nutrients.
Watermelon is a fruit which is low in calories and fat free so that many people who use this fruit for dieting. Watermelon fruit is also quite a lot of useful pieces for being able to ward off cancer and to increase libido.
And here is a variety of properties that are owned by Watermelon fruit if you eat them on a regular basis.
Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease
Watermelon contains lycopene in the fruit which is an antioxidant compound that is known to fight heart disease and prostate cancer.
Lycopene in watermelon can directly enjoy the benefits do not like tomatoes must be cooked before its release lycopene.
The comparison, in a cup of watermelon contains 40% more antioxidants than tomatoes. Watermelon red color indicates that high levels of lycopene, which is one component of carotenoids as well as beta-carotene.
Therefore, many health experts recommend eating more fruits Watermelon Watermelon red than yellow. Watermelon antioxidant power in a two-fold greater than beta-carotene (provitamin A) and even ten times greater than that of vitamin E.
Various studies have shown that lycopene content in watermelon is very beneficial for preventing cancer, particularly cancers of epithelial cells, prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Never been a study in Italy has shown that taking high doses of lycopene beneficial to reduce the risk of stomach and colon cancer.
Adding Male Fertility
Experiments conducted by All India Institute of Sciencces New Delhi on 30 men who are infertile by the age of about 23-45. The men were given 20 mg of lycopene twice daily for 3 months.
As a result, they have increased the number of sperm, increase sperm motility, and also the improvement of the structure of the sperm. And of the 30 men, there are 6 of them who then managed to impregnate his wife.
Physical and Mental maintain the Elderly
Lycopene contained in Watermelon fruit is also very useful in maintaining mental and physical functioning in the elderly.
Lycopene, which has been entered into the blood stream will capture free radicals and old cells and also repair cells that have been damaged.
Accelerate Healing Process
Besides lyopene, Watermelon fruit also contains citrulline, an amino acid that is used in both cell division and wound healing process. Citrulline is usually contained in white part of watermelon fruit is usually not eaten.
A low amount of beta-carotene in the body highly susceptible to viral infections and vision problems.
And did you know that two glasses of watermelon alone can provide keburuhan a quarter of your daily beta-carotene that the body uses to make vitamin A.
Containing Many Nutrients
Watermelon contains vitamin A and C. Eating 100 grams of watermelon will meet 11% of the body’s need for vitamin A and with a piece of watermelon, you will meet nearly half your daily vitamin C needs.
Those are some health benefits of watermelon fruit that if you consume simultaneously it will generate a positive impact on the body. Lycopene content in watermelon is quite high and can ward off cancer malignancy and heart class though.
Eat Watermelon fruit taste to keep the body against various diseases and to meet your daily nutritional needs.