As we all know the summertime is approaching, watermelon is my favorite go to fruit to stay hydrated. As most of us know watermelon is mostly water, in fact 92% and that is the best quality of this delicious yet healthy fruit. The most delicious and highly preferable juicy fruit to beat the heat of the summer is watermelon, amongst everyone. We eat it, we drink it and some of us even cook its thick skin in our dishes. But who knew that we can use it to get beautiful skin and luscious hair as well. Watermelon has amazing health benefits and it is filled with nutrients like vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, fibre and calcium. The high amount of water content in this delicious and healthy fruit gives us the strength to fight the dehydration and detoxify our system effectively.
Hair growth is boosted due to the high amount of amino acids and vitamin C present in the watermelon. It also provides a good amount of iron to your hair follicles. Some hair loss can be prevented due to the arginine present in the watermelon. It also helps prevent or control dryness and dandruff. Using watermelon to get rid of dry scalp and hair dryness is the best way to nourish them and hydrate them at the same time. It helps your hair to get strong and remove the impurities.
Even though we often discard the seeds, they are full of nutrients, proteins, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Watermelon seed oil is often called ootanga oil or kalahari oil. It can be extracted a few different ways: the expeller method, cold pressing, solvent extraction, or oil clarification. Traditionally the seeds are removed from the rind and dry outside in the sun before being extracted. There are phenolic compounds in watermelon which includes carotenoids, flavonoids, and triterpenoids. This fruit is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, but the star nutrient is lycopene. It possesses more than 60% linoleic acid and has omegas 3, 6, and 9, which are great for cardiovascular and immune health while also aiding our nervous system. Watermelon seed oil has palmitic, oleic acid, steric acid, B-Vitamins, copper, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
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