Everyone knows that watermelon is healthy, nutritious, and refreshing – it’s the official fruit of the summertime. But we’re also used to removing watermelon seeds; more and more watermelons are marketed as “seedless” to spare the consumer the time it takes to pick them out of each slice.
But were you aware that those little seeds contain amazing health benefits? When you use just the right amount and in the right way, tea made from watermelon seeds is an excellent way to detox and strengthen your kidneys.
In today’s article we’ll give you all the information you need on this curious new subject.
The benefits of watermelon seeds
Who doesn’t love watermelon? This seasonal fruit is summertime’s best friend because watermelon provides hydration, minerals, and antioxidants, while also fighting fluid retention. But most people spit out or remove the seeds, either because they’re not used to eating them or find them bothersome. Unfortunately this means they’re missing out on the incredible health benefits we’re about to share with you.
1. Little seeds, big laxativeMost fruit seeds have a mild laxative effect that improves your digestion. The issue is that watermelon seeds are much larger than, say, the seeds of a strawberry. That makes people less likely to want to eat them, when in fact those who are in the know will use that size to their advantage and make a tea to fight constipation. Watermelon seeds are highly effective!
2. Detox the body and improve renal healthTea made from watermelon seeds has been used for centuries to detox the kidneys and treat kidney stones. These seeds have a powerful cleansing effect, helping to remove accumulated waste and toxins and improving kidney function to keep stones from forming in the first place.
In addition to caring for your renal health, you can also drink watermelon seed tea to regulate your blood pressure.
3. Watermelon seeds contain a lot of energyIt’s a shame that when you spit out those seeds, you lose so many benefits. Did you know that watermelon seeds were so nutritious before you read this article? Well they are. Watermelon seeds are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that’s also found in tomatoes. They contain high levels of magnesium and zinc, as well.
Consider the following facts:
- Watermelon seeds are very low in calories. Meanwhile, they pack a lot of energy, making them an excellent choice for people who are convalescent or fatigued. They’re also great on those days when you feel too tired to get out of bed.
How do you make tea from watermelon seeds to detox the kidneys?It’s really very simple. This medicinal tea is excellent for anyone who’s suffering from kidney problems and even recurrent urinary tract infections. Pay attention to the following steps.
- 40 g of watermelon seeds (try to use organic watermelon)
- 1 liter of water
- 150 g of watermelon, cut into pieces
- The first step is to boil the liter of water. While it comes to a boil, use a mortar and pestle to grind the watermelon seeds into a finer pulp to make cooking them a little easier.
- Add them to the boiling water, and allow them to cook for half an hour. Remove them from the heat and let the mixture steep for another hour as it cools. Strain off the liquid and reserve your medicinal water.
- What’s next? Process the sliced watermelon and tea in the blender. Store this mixture in the refrigerator, preferably in a glass bottle to keep it from reserving any unusual flavors.
How should you drink tea made from watermelon seeds?
- You should drink this tea at room temperature. Have the first cup in the morning on an empty stomach, and the subsequent cups half an hour after you eat. Follow this treatment two days each week until you achieve the desired results.
- It’s important that you don’t add sugar to your tea. If you still need sweetener, you can add a tablespoon of honey (25 g). We should also point out that while you might only find the fruit in grocery stores during watermelon season, you can always find watermelon seeds in health food stores throughout the year.
- See how this treatment goes for you. Remember to never exceed the recommended 40 grams of watermelon seeds. Tea is the best way to consume the benefits of watermelon seeds, because they might not be digested well if you simply eat them raw.
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