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Benefits by Eating Fruit Seeds

Fruit seeds are harmless when eaten in moderate quantities. Myths like apple seeds contains small amounts of cyanide and grape seeds grow vines in your stomach are not true, also because you already eat seeds without thinking of it, like strawberry seeds to name one.

Many fruit seeds contains high amounts of fibers, antioxidants and vitamins, including B-17 and many have anti-cancer properties. Some unripe fruits seeds can cause unpleasent stomach effects.

Examples of  nutrient seeds are:

Apple Seeds…rich in vitamins, minerals,phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium,  iron and sulfur. Treat acne, psoriasis and other skin issues. Dietary fiber to lower blood cholesterol levels.

Grapes seeds…popular to use in beauty products because it works againts acne and moisturizes the skin. Great to use grapes seeds in scrubs, makes skin soft and shiny. Contains vitamins A, E and C.

Watermelon seeds…rich in natural fats, proteins and 8 amino acids. Contains vitamins, minerals, riboflavin, niacin, foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Chew them before swallowing, then you do not loose the nutrients.

Avocado…high in potassium and antioxidants,  one of the best sources of  fiber.

Blackberry…good source of omega-3 oils, protein, fiber and antioxidants.

Kiwi…vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.


Three Sicilian fruits in Season & Health Benefits:


Health Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon has become a top fruit on high-lycopene foods, and that is especially important for your cardiovascular and bone health. The amino acid citrulline improve blood flow and cardiovascular health. A cup of watermelon contains about 250 millligrams of citrulline. Contains high amounts of potassium, which cleans the kidneys and other body organs, and reduces concentration of uric acid in the blood, also thanks to its high water contain that causes frequent urinating. The anti oxidants beta carotene, vitamin-C and Lutein and Zeaxanthin will protect your eyes. The beta carotene has remarkable anti oxidants and anti aging properties, and potassium prevents heart attack.

Watermelon is a good supplemet for diabetics as it contains almost no calories. Rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium it helps functioning of insulin in the body and lowers the blood sugar level.

Other benefits: Prevents cancer, lowers blood pressure, repairs damaged issues

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Many think it is the read area that contains most beneficial nutirients, but the flesh from the center, the stem end, the blossom end and the part nearest to the rind has very high concentrations of antioxidants, flavonoids, lycopene, and vitamin C in all of these different areas. Water melon seeds are rich in good fats and proteins.

In general watermelon is very high in nutrients and a good source for recommended daily intake.  Best is to consume fully ripen, more red the higher concentration of lycopene and beta carotene . The lycopene is a great inhibitor of many inflammatory processes and anti-oxidants. Watermelon contains so many different phytonutrients, key vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber that your health is going to be improved by any watermelon variety that you choose.

When cut, consume in 2-3 days.

Nutrients, % of daily value (source whfoods.com):

° Vitamin C – 20,5%

° Vitamin A – 17,2%

° Potassium – 4,8%

° Magnesium – 3,8%

° Calories – 2%

Sources: organicfacts.net, eatthis.com, wikipedia.com, whfoods.com

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