Top 10 Benefits Of Watermelon Juice (Tarbooz Ka Ras) For Skin, Hair And Health

A tasty and refreshing drink that can help you achieve a well-rounded and healthy body.

Medically reviewed by Rowinda DimechRowinda Dimech, RDN
By Tanya ChoudharyTanya Choudhary, ISSA Certified Specialist In Fitness & Nutrition  • 

Watermelons are a favorite for many. Come summers, and you can’t resist those glasses of fresh watermelon juice, slices, and popsicles! However, are you aware of the many ways watermelon juice benefits your health?

Watermelon is naturally found in the hot summers, especially in tropical and temperate regions, to help you beat the heat. It is rich in water content and has a sweet flavor. The juice helps you stay hydrated and well-nourished. Watermelon is also a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, and many other important nutrients. It is also low in fat and calories.

It is a natural health drink that not only keeps your body salts and minerals in balance but also helps add glow to your skin and hair. Continue reading to know more about the benefits of watermelon juice.

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Watermelons were first domesticated in North-Eastern Africa and grown in Egypt by 2000 BCE. During the Roman era, the sweet variety of watermelons spread throughout the Mediterranean region.

Top 10 Benefits of Watermelon Juice:

Watermelon juice may aid weight loss

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Check out here some of the best watermelon juice benefits are:

1. Keeps The Heart Healthy

Watermelon is a very rich source of Lycopene which is an antioxidant that helps to defuse ‘free radicals’ that could potentially damage tissues and organs of the body (1).

2. Ideal Diet For Weight Loss

As it mainly consists of water and minerals and negligible amounts of fats, it is best suited for a weight loss diet. Being rich in electrolytes and Vitamins it proves to be a complete power packed fruit (2).

3. Stress Buster Fruit

Watermelon is high in vitamin B6, which is used by the body to relieve fatigue, stress and anxiety, etc (3).

4. Anti-Aging Agent

Woman with signs of aging may benefit from watermelon juice

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One of the best benefits of watermelon juice is preventing aging signs. The presence of Lycopene in it is also beneficial for the skin as the antioxidants tend to decrease free radicals from the body and retards the process of aging quite effectively (4).

5. Instant Source Of Energy

Woman feeling energetic after drinking watermelon juice

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It is an excellent source of instant energy as it contains electrolytes (sodium & potassium), minerals and carbohydrates in it which keeps the body hydrated and energetic (5).

6. Fiber-Rich Fruit

Being a fiber-rich fruit, it adds bulk to the food and is very helpful in digestion (6). The water content is responsible for the detoxification or flushing out the toxins from the body.

7. Treats Skin Problems

It is very good for skin health, reduces inflammation, and removes excess oil from the skin, which cures many skin problems like acne and pimples (7).

8. Natural Moisturizer

Woman using watermelon juice as skin moisturizer

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It proves to be a natural moisturizer and toner for the face and keeps the skin glowing and well hydrated (8).

9. Treats Osteoarthritis Disease

It is believed that a glass of watermelon juice everyday will keep diseases like osteoarthritisi  XThe most common form of arthritis in which the protective cartilages that cushions the end of bones wears down. , rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and colon cancer at a good distance.

10. Maintains Blood Pressure

Watermelon juice may help maintain blood pressure

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As it has a good proportion of electrolytes, it keeps the blood pressure on a check and normalizes it efficiently (9).

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Watermelons are one of the most highly-cultivated fruits with more than 1000 varieties commercially available worldwide.

So, now you know what are the benefits of watermelon juice, now let’s look into its nutrition benefits.

Watermelon Juice Nutrition Facts

Nutritional value of Watermelon in 1 cup o f watermelon juice (about 150g) is as below:

Nutrition chart of watermelon juice
Carbohydrates- 89%
Fats- 4%
Protein- 7%
nutrition value1cup (150g)
saturated fats0.038g
monounsaturated fatsi  XA type of dietary fat which helps lower bad cholesterols that have a single carbon double bond. 0.088g
polyunsaturated fats0.119g
cholesterol0 mg
electrolytes(sodium & potassium)2mg (sodium) 267mg (potassium)

Watermelon juice is a healthy refreshing drink during the hot summers. Loaded with essential minerals, carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, and its high water content, the benefits of watermelon juice add to its popularity. Low in fat and calorie content, watermelon juice is a naturally sweet and healthy hydration booster. It is not only good for skin, bones, immune system, and heart health but also aids in healthy weight loss. Watermelon quality and hygiene in preparation are key in avoiding any potential side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we drink watermelon juice on an empty stomach?

Yes, watermelon juice can be drunk on an empty stomach. It may even alleviate acidity.

Does watermelon reduce belly fat?

Watermelon contains lycopene, which increases the level of arginine (an amino acid) in the body. Arginine increases the body’s fat-burning capabilities, which may help reduce belly fat.

Does watermelon cleanse your kidneys?

Watermelon has diuretici  XAny substance that promotes diuresis (increased production of urine) which helps the body get rid of excess water and salt. properties, which help kidneys function properly. This fruit is packed with antioxidants, which help in the regular functioning of organs such as the kidneys.

Does watermelon increase sperm count?

An animal study showed that watermelon might increase sperm count, motility, and viability (10).

Key Takeaways

  • The lycopene in watermelon juice helps combat free radicals in the body
  • Watermelon contains vitamin B6, which helps relieve fatigue and stress.
  • It is a fiber-rich fruit that aids in digestion and weight management.
  • Watermelon juice helps maintain blood pressure and treats rheumatoid arthritis.
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