Watermelon is a healthy option as a snack, juice or ingredient in a salad. This fruit, although it does not have as much fiber as others, does not have fat and is characterized by being a food rich in water. Regarding the amount of calories, people do not have to be alarmed, since there are only 45 for each cup.
This fruit is characterized by having many benefits for the human body. Among its nutrients are vitamin A, B and C. One of its components is lycopene. “Some studies suggest that lycopene could have cardiovascular benefits – such as reducing the risk of stroke – and also that eating watermelon could protect against different types of cancer, although there is little evidence in this regard,” he points out. New York Times.
As for ginger, it is a root native to Southwest Asia, more specifically from China and part of India. These Eastern countries still consider ginger as essential in the daily diet, as a preventive of diseases and as a digestive aid.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico, ginger helps activate digestive juicesso it improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
Likewise, ginger reduces nausea, prevents cramps, improves blood flow, decreases migraines, fights premature aging and reduces stress levels.
The combination of these two ingredients (watermelon and ginger) are of great help to purify the body. The specialized portal better with health indicates that a juice with these products helps to “remove excess fluids that accumulate in our body and that cause us swelling and heaviness”.
Therefore, it also contributes to losing weight and reducing blood pressure. To do it you need: a large slice of watermelon, with its seeds included; half a large grapefruit; a pinch of ginger powder or grated fresh ginger; and a bit of honey.
To prepare it, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a blender, if it is too thick you can add a little water. It is recommended to drink very cold.
The best time to take this diuretic juice is in the morning, fasting, as it is the time when the body is most receptive. It is best to wait about half an hour before eating breakfast. To enhance its effects, you can also drink a glass in the middle of the afternoon.
In addition to those mentioned, there are many other foods that provide many benefits to health and also help purify the body, such as:
1. Carrots: due to its high content of Vitamin A, lowers bad cholesterol and may therefore decrease the chances of developing atherosclerosisthat is, an accumulation of fats and cholesterol in the arteries.
2. Green Tea: this is a drink that is produced from the leaf of the plant camellia sinensis and is characterized by being rich in phenolic compounds, catechins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, in addition to having an antidiabetic, antiobesity, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antimutagenic action.
3. Lemon: It is rich in vitamins and minerals, so many people consume it before starting the day, fasting. Likewise, this acidic fruit acts as a stimulant for the mucosal tissues that are inflamed in the stomach..
4. Garlic: a study published in the journal Applied Microbiotechnology states that this food has antibacterial and antifungal properties. For this reason it is considered the ideal protector to eliminate germs and clean wounds.