Did you know watermelon seeds lower the level of blood cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and treat coronary heart disease? Amazingly, watermelon seeds are a healthy snack option, loaded with nutritional, health, skin and hair benefits that many people are unaware of.
Watermelon seeds are low in calories, are a good source of magnesium (essential for many of the body’s metabolic functions as well as immune, heart, and bone health), iron (an important component of hemoglobin), folic acid or vitamin B-9 (important for proper brain function), monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and omega-6 fatty acids that protect against heart attack and stroke.
The seeds are very rich in protein, a very rich source of amino acids, contain a lot of vitamins as well as other antioxidants, which helps to reduce the risk of cancer.
Watermelon seeds have antioxidants which fight aging, keep the skin young, supple, firm, and healthy.
Watermelon seed oil is light and doesn’t clog the pores of the skin. It can be used directly on the face to treat acne, blemishes and early wrinkles. It also makes the skin fairer and smooth.
Watermelon seeds and oil promote hair growth, moisturize hair, and prevent hair from becoming dull and weak.
Watermelon seeds can be roasted, chewed raw or sun dried and eaten later. The watermelon seed oil can also be added to your salads and eaten daily. You can also make watermelon seed tea. This is helpful in cleaning kidneys and in preventing urinary tract infections.
Sources: The Fit Global, Guardian, Health Line, Oil Health Benefits