Watermelons are known for their vibrant green skin and lush pinky red flesh. They grow on vines and are native to Africa, thriving in tropical locations.
Antioxidants such as beta carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamin, citrulline, copper, magnesium and potassium.
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF WATERMELON:
Watermelon is high in citrulline which is converted to the amino acid, arginine in your body. Arginine soothes your muscles while increasing blood flow which is fabulous for promoting hair growth as it ensures a healthy scalp and encourages circulation of blood and nutrients. Watermelons are also alkaline foods which balance the acidity levels in your body. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene all of which help to protect your skin and body from free radical damage, leaving your skin feeling fresh and revitalized.
Watermelon has a high water content of 92% which makes it a great snack and helps to keep you hydrated. Watermelon rind and seeds can also be eaten, they’re high in iron and zinc, but compared to the flesh they don’t have a very appealing taste!
Don’t forget to allow your watermelons ripen! The highest concentration of lycopene and beta carotene is found in a ripe watermelon, when it turns to a more redish colour. A ripe watermelon is heavy, and slightly dulled when compared to it’s shiny unripe skin.
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PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the skin food image .
Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photo paper.
Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!
Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.