These are the different benefits of watermelon juice and how to make this.
WATERMELON JUICE – The refreshing watermelon fruit can be consumed in the form of juice and here are its health benefits.
In a previous post, it has been stated that eating the raw flesh of watermelon has its own set of benefits to health. Apart from the fact that this fruit is hydrating and refreshing, it is packed with nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C.
1 cup (152 grams) of raw, diced watermelon contains:
- Calories: 46
- Carbs: 11.5 grams
- Fiber: 0.6 grams
- Sugar: 9.4 grams
- Protein: 0.9 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Vitamin A: 5% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin C: 14% of the DV
- Potassium: 4% of the DV
- Magnesium: 4% of the DV
Since it has plenty of water and a bit of fiber, it can also support your digestion and its content, in general, can help improve heart health. As much as many are aware, the foods that are good for the brain and heart are also foods good for the body.
Besides eating its flesh raw and diced, another way of consuming this is by drinking it as a juice.
How to make watermelon juice?
- You will need a blender.
- Toss the flesh onto the blender and blend for 30 seconds or until it reaches your desired consistency. No need to include the rind.
- Squeeze one small lime into it for some added flavor
- You can strain it if you want to get rid of the pulp or if your watermelon is seeded. But really, straining isn’t necessary as it is best to consume this juice with its pulp as it has fiber.
- Pour into a glass or pitcher with ice. Then, serve.
Meanwhile, other fruits that can go well with watermelon are oranges, lemons, strawberries, and grapefruit. They won’t only add flavor to it but also increase the nutritional value of your juice.
The blended watermelon pretty much has the same nutritional value when eaten as chunks but the added fruits are the game-changers.
Adding lemon may increase the amount of vitamin C which is known as a natural boost for the immune system. Adding mint leaves will not only make it taste cooler but will also help improve digestion and a pinch of black pepper will enhance the absorption of certain nutrients.
Slow juicing and blending are the best ways to make juice out of watermelon because it pretty much retains more nutrient contents of the fruit according to a post from Indian Healthy Recipes.
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