Watermelon

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Watermelon is a very nutritive and its consumption has many benefits.  Fresh watermelon may be consumed in a variety of ways and is also useful in adding flavor to summer drinks and smoothies. A Watermelon consists of at least six percent sugar by weight; the remaining part is mostly water. It is a good source of vitamin C. It is not a considerable source of other nutrients unless and until consumed in very large amounts.

The amino acid citrulline was first taken out or found in watermelon only later it was analyzed and found that watermelon contain a large amount of citrulline.



Watermelon juice applied and slowly massaged on the blemished area and left on for 15 minutes helps in removing the blemishes. Regular application can really help.

Watermelon pulp is very rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and zinc. It is useful in toning, cleansing, firming the pores, harmonizing the sensitive skin, relieving and easing the skin. Watermelons are a rich source of the antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene is organically similar to beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin.  Lycopene is responsible for the bright red pigments that gives this beautiful color to the watermelon and other fruits like tomato, guava, pink grapefruit and red oranges and their deep, rich color with combination of other pigments too.



Currently, watermelons are under exploration for a variety of usefulness that can be extracted out of these. The popularity is not only restricted to eating but it is also preferred in various cosmetic products such as bath gel, creams, lips glosses, scents, face foundations, air fresheners etc.

There are many glossy balms prepared for lips, which promise at least 8-hour of moisturizing effect. They contain SPF8 and a gorgeously summery watermelon fragrance. These are really effective luxury for lips, available at selected pharmacies and department stores. Watermelon is added to get the benefits of vitamin B in the beauty creams.



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