Top 11 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.

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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.

protip_icon Know Your Ingredient: Watermelon Juice

What Is It?
Juice made from the flesh of a watermelon, which is a summer fruit popular for its refreshing taste.

What Are Its Benefits?
This juice is rich in nutrients and vitamins that may promote weight loss and heart, and kidney health.

Who Can Use It?
Anyone can consume it, however, people with diabetes should avoid or limit their intake.

How Often?
Can be included as part of all meals in a day in moderation.

Caution
Overconsumption may cause digestive issues like indigestion, nausea, and gas.

Top 11 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).

Chaz, a YouTuber, shared her experience of consuming watermelon juice every day: “Growing up I’ve always dealt with ulcers. So, I’m always in pain. It was hard for me to eat and stuff like that. Drinking this juice has helped relieve that pain. Juicing is so fun and beneficial. I have lost weight, lowered my blood pressure, cleared my acne, grew my hair back, and much more (i).”

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).

protip_icon Trivia
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.

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 (5). 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 (6).

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  The 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 (7).

11. Rich In Magnesium

Watermelon is rich in magnesium and 100 grams of watermelon contains approximately 10 mg of magnesium which is 1% more than the recommended intake for children and adults (8). Magnesium is essential for muscle function and aids in proper muscle contraction and relaxation (9). This mineral also plays a key role in nerve transmission and helps regulate neurotransmitters that send signals throughout the nervous system (10). It also serves as an essential nutrient for maintaining bone health. A study showed that a daily intake of 250 mg/day of magnesium could improve bone mineral density (11). In addition, adequate magnesium levels are associated with a lower risk of depression.


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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)
energy71cal
protein1.45g
carbohydrate17.97g
fats0.36g
saturated fats0.038g
monounsaturated fatsi  A type of dietary fat which helps lower bad cholesterols that have a single carbon double bond. 0.088g
polyunsaturated fats0.119g
cholesterol0 mg
fiber1g
electrolytes(sodium & potassium)2mg (sodium) 267mg (potassium)

Infographic: Top 5 Reasons To Drink Watermelon Juice For Better Skin & Health

Watermelon juice is a super refreshing drink and is rich in essential nutrients. It offers a great way to stay hydrated and benefits your body in numerous ways. In the infographic below, we have listed 5 of the important benefits of watermelon for your skin and health. Take a look.

top 5 reasons to drink watermelon juice for better skin & health (infographic)

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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  Any 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 (12).

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.
watermelon juice benefits

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Looking to quench your thirst while boosting your health? Discover the hydrating and antioxidant-rich properties of watermelon in this video. Stay cool and nourished with nature’s sweet treat!

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References

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  1. Lycopene: Is it Beneficial to Human Health as an Antioxidant?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7227929/
  2. Watermelon: A Valuable Horticultural Crop with Nutritional Benefits
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323186959_Watermelon_A_Valuable_Horticultural_Crop_with_Nutritional_Benefits
  3. Vitamin B6: A new approach to lowering anxiety, and depression?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9577631/
  4. Lycopene presence in facial skin corneocytes and sebum and its association with circulating lycopene isomer profile: Effects of age and dietary supplementation
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6475749/
  5. Effects of Fresh Watermelon Consumption on the Acute Satiety Response and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Adults
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6470521/
  6. Versatile Nutraceutical Potentials of Watermelon—A Modest Fruit Loaded with Pharmaceutically Valuable Phytochemicals
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7698065/
  7. Citrullus lanatus `Sentinel’ (Watermelon) Extract Reduces Atherosclerosis in LDL Receptor Deficient Mice
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3504646/
  8. Watermelon Intake Is Associated with Increased Nutrient Intake and Higher Diet Quality in Adults and Children, NHANES 2003–2018
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9692283/
  9. Magnesium in Prevention and Therapy
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4586582/
  10. The Role of Magnesium in Neurological Disorders
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29882776/
  11. Essential Nutrients for Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3330619/
  12. Potential of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) to maintain oxidative stability of rooster semen for artificial insemination
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7882837/
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Rowinda Dimech is a registered dietitian with 6 six years of experience who provides individualized diets according to body type, age, lifestyle, medical conditions, allergies/ intolerances, level of physical activity, and food preferences.

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