There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon in the summer. It’s a tasty way to stay hydrated. Watermelon is 92% water. Although it’s not a substitute for drinking water, the benefits watermelon juice can have on your body are extensive.
It’s a great gym buddy
Watermelon juice is very rich in flavonoids, carotenoids like lycopene and beta-carotene and other compounds that fight inflammation called triterpenoids. This combination has an anti-inflammatory effect when you drink it before a heavy workout. The liquid blocks fat storage while keeping you hydrated, which is another combo that reduces muscle soreness.
You’ll have better blood flow
If watermelon juice just happens to become your new favorite drink it will have a positive effect on your heart and blood flow. The amino acid found in it, citrulline, gets converted to arginine which relaxes blood vessels.
It’s a cleanser
The natural diuretic effect heals bladder and kidney problems. It flushes out ammonia and uric acid. The seeds actually what makes the cleansing effect so pronounced. So make sure to get watermelons with seeds!