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Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Watermelon is considered gentle to the kapha and pitta doshas, and a little provoking to vata because of it's astringent and diuretic qualities. But with the addition of a pinch of salt and some spices, Watermelon is a balanced drink that should be great for everyone.

Ayurveda recommends the intake of seasonal fruits. Ayurveda considers watermelon as cooling, aphrodisiac, strengthening and improving virility and nourishing. It is described to reduce the burning sensation and tiredness.

It is not only a great source of water, but vitamin A and C as well. Vitamin A boosts immunity and is good for the eyes. Vitamin C also boosts immunity. Watermelon also has Vitamin B6 and potassium. Potassium maintains water balance in the body while Vitamin B6 improves immunity. Potassium also prevents muscle cramps and keeps your heart healthy.

Eating watermelons helps prevent skin damage caused by the rays of the sun. It also helps prevent the occurrence of sunstroke and cancer and improves heart health.

Other benefits:

- Betacarotene: For eyes, reducing inflammation, especially in urinary tract - 92 percent water: Reduces dehydration - High potassium: Reduces water retention - Low calories: Reduces insulin resistance - Citrulin in the rind and nitric oxide: Improves libido

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