Every season, we enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables that nature offers us. As a result, their quality is essential to preserve the essential nutrients they contain. However, industrialization and chemical substances, in order to increase growth and allow producers to earn more money, create risks for our health, as is the case with watermelon!
This unavoidable fruit in the summer period undergoes, constantly, genetic modifications. It is for this reason that we find a multitude of varieties including seedless watermelon.
Therefore, we must be very careful about the choice of watermelon that we will buy. A reliable indicator of whether the watermelon you bought is genetically modified is to open it. Indeed, if you discover a crack or several cracks inside, discard it immediately because it is not natural and that entails risks for your health, as the appearance, in the long run, of neurological disorders, cancer or deterioration of overall health. In fact, the growth of watermelons is accelerated with a chemical powder, chlorfenuron, the use of which is prohibited in some countries. However, in China, it is still possible to use this chemical treatment, so we must remain vigilant and prefer organic watermelons.
In France, the main distributors of watermelons are Spain and Morocco, whose control, in relation to the European regulations concerning the production of fruits and vegetables, is considered to be in conformity. The best way to guarantee the quality of the fruit, however, is to buy locally and bio to ensure the traceability of the fruit. So when you buy a natural watermelon, it becomes a gold mine to preserve your health. Discover its benefits!
The benefits of watermelon:
Rich in antioxidants
The lycopene contained in watermelon, in larger quantities than raw tomato, is a very effective antioxidant against the action of free radicals, strengthening the immune system and slowing down aging. In addition, this element fights the deterioration of cells, preventing cancer. Its pips are also known for the same benefits.
Consisting mostly of water, the watermelon is an ultra moisturizing fruit. It allows to feel a feeling of satiety, and to prevent several affections related to the dehydration by its action facilitating the urinary flow, by eliminating the toxins of the body. It is therefore the ally of the kidneys, liver and colon in particular.
Rich in vitamins
The watermelon contains vitamins including vitamin C which contributes to the growth and maintenance of bone and cartilage, teeth and gums and vitamin B6, which intervenes in metabolism and fight against chronic fatigue, and vitamin A and B1 promoting the normal development of the body.
Improves cardiac functions
Various scientific studies conducted in the United States state that regular consumption of watermelon maintains blood pressure and blood pressure at normal levels.
Recommended for pregnant women
Consumed during pregnancy, watermelon is an important source of vitamin C, helping to fight against respiratory diseases such as the flu and colds. You can simply prepare watermelon water, by recovering the juice of the latter, which promotes the maintenance of good hydration and elimination of toxins in the future mother.
Helps to avoid cramps
Containing a high amount of potassium and vitamin B6, watermelon is the favorite fruit of athletes! Ideal to avoid cramps, the components of watermelon improve the absorption of proteins by the body as well as hydration after exercise.
Watermelon, for all its benefits, is often consumed nature. But original recipes exist to discover this fruit in a new light like the feta watermelon pizza!
Watermelon pizza with feta cheese and balsamic vinegar:
Ingredients for 6 people:
– 1 watermelon
100 grams of feta
– 1 spoon velvet balsamic vinegar
Cut the watermelon into fairly thick slices, in the same principle as slices of pizza. Then, emit the feta on each slice then add on the whole watermelon balsamic vinegar velvet. Leave to cool until tasting.