The Health benifits of Pakwan

Jun 5, 2012

 Yes, that's watermelon or pakwan.Did'nt you know that I consumed 3 slices of that this afternoon?Oh my, I was really thirsty because of the hot weather.Good thing pakwan is readly available...cold,refreshing pakwan, anyone?

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Watermelon, a fruit native to Southern Africa, is today cultivated in almost all the countries with a tropical or temperate climate. It has a very thick and hard rind, with a fleshy center. There are five different varieties of watermelons, including Yellow Watermelon, Orangeglo, Moon and Stars, Cream of Saskatchewan and Melitopolski, differing in their colors as well as sizes. Water melons have a very high water content, which makes them extremely refreshing, especially during summers. At the same time, they are low in calories and have almost no fats, making them one of the healthiest fruits. If you want to know more about the health and nutrition benefits of eating watermelons,scroll down.

Nutritional Value of Watermelon

Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100 gm of watermelon:
  • Calcium - 7 mg

  • Carbohydrate - 7.55 gm

  • Fats - 0.15 gm

  • Fluoride - 1.5 mcg

  • Iron - 0.24 mg

  • Magnesium - 10 mg

  • Phosphorus - 11 mg

  • Potassium - 112 mg

  • Protein - 0.61 gm

  • Sodium - 1 mg

  • Sugars - 6.20 gm

  • Total Dietary Fiber - 0.4 gm

  • Total Folate - 3 mcg

  • Vitamin A - 569 IU

  • Vitamin C - 8.1 mg

  • Water - 91.45 gm

  • Energy - 30 kcal

  • Carotenoids (Lycopene, Phytofluene, Phytoene, Beta-Carotene, Lutein )
Health Benefit of Watermelons #1 Lycopene

Lycopene is an antioxidant found in most red colored fruits, with the exception of a few things such as strawerries. Scientific studies have shown that Lycopene reduces the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease in people. People who eat a diet high in lycopene are much less likely to suffer a heart attack then men who don't.

Health Benefit of Watermelons #2 Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is an important attribute to have in a healthy diet because it promotes    chemicals in the brain that help people to cope with anxiety and panic. These are two psychological disorders that are on the rise in America today.

Health Benefit of Watermelons #3 Vitamin C

If you thought oranges were the only fruit that could provide you with Vitamin C, think again. Vitamin C is important to not only being healthy, but remaining attractive all your life. Vitamin C boosts the immune system so that you get sick less often and it also slows down aging and medical conditions such as   cataract.

Health Benefit of Watermelons #4 Vitamin A

Vitamin A works much like Vitamin C, in that it helps boost immunity, but it also help your body fight off infection. It also prevents blindness.

As you can see, eating watermelon is almost tantamount to taking a multivitamin every morning, but with a much better taste. Watermelons are seasonal, which means that they are not available all year long. It means that when they are in season you should make sure and take advantage.

When you go to the store to purchase one you want to try and find one that is ripe and ready to eat. The best way to do this is to knock on the outside of the rind. If you hear a hollow sound then melon is ready to eat, but if you hear solid thud put it back. The fruit is over ripe and you won't be getting very good flavor from it. Buy you  water melon and eat it within the first few days of getting it home. Everything about it is healthy, and in addition, it won't leave you feeling over stuffed if you eat too much.

So let's eat pakwan and get the extra boost they will add to your healhy na!
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