Yes, we are talking about many people’s favorite summer fruit – the watermelon, which is packed with all sorts of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and yet, we throw the most important part away without knowing…
Believe it or not, the shell of a watermelon is extremely rich in amino-acids and vitamins, despite the fact it is tasteless and many people consider it useless.
Everyone is so focused on the delicious red juicy and sweet part that not so many people care to take the time to do some research about the benefits stored on the shelf.
The acidic taste of the shell comes from the high amount of vitamin C that is stored there. And as we all know, vitamin C plays a crucial role in the wellbeing and normal functioning of the body as it boosts the metabolism and provides enough energy for the whole body to function normally. It also protects the body from common flu’s and colds while fighting off all sorts of diseases and infections. Another thing found in the shell is vitamin B that plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy skin, hair, and nails. So instead of taking supplements, you can switch up to an all natural watermelon shell (at least for the summer).
But be careful not to consume watermelon shell that has been exposed to too many pesticides or else, you might face with some health issues…
However, if you manage to combine it with the right things, you will end up with a serious remedy that can be added to your daily diet just as regular fruits. Here is a way you can prepare it and consume it along with your regular everyday diet:
Refreshing Watermelon Shell Juice
Cut the shell into pieces and put it in the blender and after it is blended well, pour the blended slices into a cup and add the lemon juice, orange juice, and grapefruit. Stir well and drink. The drink is guaranteed to keep you fresh and hydrated in the long summer days.