Do watermelon seeds help achieve health goals or are they just for spitting?

Eating watermelon seeds can improve your health in various ways

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Watermelon seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that can improve your health. — Pexels
Watermelon seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that can improve your health. — Pexels

The next time you are devouring a juicy watermelon to quench your thirst on a sunny day, do not spit out or throw away the seeds because that might keep you from getting a major nutrient boost.

It's hard to believe but watermelon seeds that often ruin the sweet, juicy sensation of the fruit in almost every bite are a nutritional powerhouse.

Here’s what watermelon seeds can offer you, according to Healthline.

Low in calories

Watermelon seeds are incredibly low in calories and high in nutrients and minerals that are essential for the body's general health, including copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and iron.

Rich in magnesium

Watermelon seeds can porotect your heart health. — Pexels
Watermelon seeds can porotect your heart health. — Pexels

The high magnesium in watermelon seeds helps lower high blood pressure and protects heart health in the process. Additionally, it helps regulate blood pressure, which further enhances cardiovascular health.

Strengthening bones

The combination of content in watermelon seeds promotes both body growth and development in addition to strengthening bones.

The acids that are generated when watermelon is consumed helps regulate blood sugar levels among other body functions.

Easy consumption

Watermelon seeds have nutritional properties that benefit your health. — Unsplash
Watermelon seeds have nutritional properties that benefit your health. — Unsplash

There are several ways to enjoy watermelon seeds.

They can be ground into a powder for convenient consumption or sun-dried and roasted for a crunchy snack.

Great for skin, hair health

Watermelon seeds help strengthen hair and shield the skin.

You may get watermelon seed oil from stores. It can be used to massage and moisturise the skin. It can also be used to encourage the growth of hair.


Disclaimer: This may not work for everyone. Consult your doctor before trying it out.