In the watermelon seeds there are nutrients such as proteins, vitamin E, B vitamins, mineral salts, and polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats (both favor the decrease of bad cholesterol, substituting it with the good one) and Omega (useful to reduce the blood pressure).
The high concentration of vitamin E contained in them and that provides a fundamental action in the fight against free radicals, improves the appearance and health of the skin, helps the venous circulation, prevents and dissolves blood clots, increases levels of oxygen in the body cells.
The intake of watermelon seeds brings energy, as 100 grams contain 560 calories.
Watermelon seeds contain mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium (100 grams of them contains 140% of the daily requirement), zinc and iron (100 grams of seeds provide 45% of the recommended daily iron dose); given that in the summer the body tends to lose these precious antioxidant salts because of sweating, insert these seeds into the diet is of great help in restoring the concentration in the blood to the optimal levels.
Vitamin B6, vitamin B5, folic acid, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin are the various B vitamins (useful for the wellbeing of the liver) contained in them.
Niacin is the one contained in greater quantities in the seeds of the watermelon and it is an essential substance for the maintenance of the health of the epidermis, of the digestive system and of the nervous and of the neurovegetative system.
Watermelon seeds also have diuretic properties and, by stimulating renal activity to eliminate excess body fluids, they are indicated in the treatment of cellulite, water retention, hypertension, and renal system diseases such as kidney seeds and urinary infections.
Watermelon seeds are rich in beneficial fatty acids, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, they have antioxidant properties and they are useful in treating dysplasias.
The high content of fibers present in them, stimulates the functions of the intestine and fights constipation.
The contained lysine causes calcium to be better absorbed, preserving the integrity of the bones and facilitating the formation of the collagen that the connective tissue needs.
To insert dried watermelon seeds in a depurative and slimming diet helps to lose weight, as the substances contained (especially the arginine) activate the metabolism and help the body to burn fats more easily.
For those with protein deficiencies, it is recommended in particular to take the dried seeds as a snack, since they contain 35 grams of protein.
But, in any case, the consumption of seeds benefits all people who want to stay healthy, taking advantage of their beneficial properties: the seeds of watermelon are real nutritional supplements and they are completely natural.