Known as the fruit of summer, watermelon is definitely one of the most refreshing fruits that you can have on a hot, summer day. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and amino acids, it contains very few calories, and the best part is that it tastes great!

Watermelon Benefits

  • Relieves constipation
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Reduces muscle cramps
  • Acts as a diuretic
  • Increases blood flow
  • Hydrates and nourishes the body
  • Improves eye health, prevents macular degeneration
  • Packed withbeta-carotene which is beneficial for skin and bone health

Watermelon juice is recommended in the case of constipation, bloating, water retention, kidney cleansing and PMS symptoms.

How to pick the best watermelon

  • Weight

You should pick a few melons of the same size and choose the heaviest one.

Choose a watermelon that feels heavy. Pick up a few other melons of the same size and choose the heaviest one. The weight is the juiciness of the melon.

  • Watermelon Bald Patches

Most watermelons have a “bald patch” that has a pale-yellowish color which ranges from white to yellow. Watermelon sit on the ground as it ripens. If it stays longer on the vine, it will be sweeter and riper. If picked too soon, the “bald spot” is really small. You should avoid those ones. Once they are cut off from the vine, watermelons don’t continue to ripen and they will remain less sweet. A big white spot on the watermelon is a sign that is almost ripe, but not completely ripe.

  • Appearance

You should pick a watermelon that has an oval shape. This indicates that the melon received adequate water and sun while on the vine. The skin should not look shiny, but matt or dull, because a shiny watermelon is under-ripe. Also, it is very important to choose the one that has no bruises, blemishes, or cuts, and it is not too big. The one that is broken or has a hole allow air into the fruit and will ferment. You may want to buy the biggest watermelon, but we recommend you to replace the big one with two medium ones because they are the best.

  • With Or Without Seeds

It is a bit annoying to spit out the seeds, isn’t it? Well, these seeds prove that your watermelon is “real”. Watermelons without seeds are genetically modified, so it is of utmost importance to avoid the seedless watermelons. Fruits are meant to have seeds so always opt for the fruits with seeds over those without!

Source: Juicing For Health

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Known as the fruit of summer, watermelon is definitely one of the most refreshing fruits that you can have on a hot, summer day. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and amino acids, it contains very few calories, and the best part is that it tastes great! Watermelon Benefits Relieves...