What is watermelon?

The benefits and harms of watermelon for the health of men and women


From the school lessons of biology we learned that a watermelon is a berry. But few people know that, despite the high content of carbohydrates and sugars, watermelon is a low-calorie product


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How does a yellow watermelon differ from a red one?
If red and yellow watermelons differed only in the color of the pulp, the latter are unlikely to have gained wide popularity. Those who tried the yellow berry noted the light notes of exotic fruits in its aroma and taste (mango, pineapple). This is indeed the case.

The taste palette of yellow watermelons is very diverse. Depending on the variety, the berry may taste like peach, mango, sweet pumpkin or pineapple. Also, each variety has its own sugar content, so yellow watermelons differ in sweetness

Each watermelon has its own list of useful properties and limitations. The red color of the watermelon pulp is given by an organic pigment-xanthophyl, which is considered a natural antioxidant. Yellow watermelons contain carotenes, which have a wound-healing effect. Such a watermelon is useful for restoring the mucosa with erosion and ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, yellow berries can be consumed by allergy sufferers who can not eat red fruits

General use

Vitamin C, which is rich in watermelon, works to strengthen the immune system, gives elasticity to blood vessels.
Vitamin A has a beneficial effect on the process of visual perception.
Watermelon provides the body with magnesium, which is necessary for bone renewal and muscle contraction.
The phosphorus contained in the pulp of the berry strengthens the bones and teeth.
Watermelon is a rich source of the amino acid L-citrulline, which is involved in the synthesis of nitric oxide and removes lactic acid from the body.
Lycopene-a natural carotenoid that gives the pulp a red color, has a natural antioxidant effect.
Watermelon is useful for people who are exposed to high sports and physical activity. 500 ml watermelon puree promote muscle recovery and reduces delayed onset muscle soreness

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Watermelon has a wide beneficial effect on the body of a woman:

Watermelon monodiet allows you to adjust the weight and shape parameters.
Freshly prepared watermelon puree is an excellent regulator of the water-salt balance: it removes waste products and waste products of cells, excess mineral salts from the body.
The perfect combination of fiber and water allows you to not feel hungry for a long time.
Folic acid is essential for pregnant women, and watermelon is a natural source of this component.
Moderate consumption of watermelon improves milk production during breastfeeding

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The benefits of watermelon for men
Li colin and citrulline, contained in the pulp of watermelon, stimulates the work of the genitourinary system of men. Regular consumption of berries increases potency and helps to reduce the adverse effects of prostatitis. Of course, watermelon is inferior in the speed of the effect of medical drugs, but unlike them, it does not have side effects on the body.

What is the use of watermelon for the child's body

Children love watermelon for its pleasant sweet taste, and parents replace the confectionery dessert with this berry because of its useful properties:

Glucose and fructose from watermelon are easily absorbed by the growing body and help the development and formation of organs.
Vitamins strengthen the child's immune system.
Iron, which is part of the pulp, is an excellent prevention of anemia.
Watermelon quenches the feeling of thirst and hunger, charges the body with energy.
The low calorie content of the product is important for overweight children.
Fiber improves intestinal motility and eliminates constipation.


However, when spoiling a child with a sweet berry, it is necessary to take into account the ratio of the daily norm of watermelon and childhood. Excess pulp also has an adverse effect