Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yummy Tangy Watermelon Juice


Today I am sharing with you all a delicious thirst quencher yummy tangy watermelon juice recipe.Summer is the time to indulge in fresh, succulent juicy melon when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat.Watermelon is very good for your cardiovascular heath and help to boost your immune system.






 The lycopene in watermelon is especially important for our cardiovascular health and is now being recognized as an important factor in promoting bone health. Consuming large amounts of watermelon has also been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow via vasodilation (relaxation of blood pressure). Dietary lycopene (from foods like watermelon or tomatoes) reduces oxidative stress which normally reduces the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts (the two major bone cells involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis) – this means stronger bones for those consuming lycopene-rich foods. Watermelon is also rich in potassium which helps to retain calcium in your body, resulting in stronger bones and joints.The citrulline in watermelon has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in our fat cells.Watermelon is rich in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids. The carotenoid lycopene in watermelon is particularly beneficial in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. The tripterpenoid cucurbitacin E is also present in watermelon, which provides anti-inflammatory support by blocking activity of cyclo-oxygenase enzymes which normally lead to increased inflammatory support. Make sure you pick ripe watermelons, because they contain higher amounts of these beneficial phenolic compounds.
Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = beta carotene) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related mascular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness. Vitamin A also maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.
To make this healthy fruit more yummy here is today's delicious summer cooler yummy tangy watermelon juice. I am sure you all will like it.




Yummy Tangy Watermelon Juice

Ingredients
  • 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp seeded jalapeno pepper sliced
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 2 cup iced water
  • 5 to 6 ice cube for each glass
Cooking Directions
  1. Take the watermelon cubes, sliced jalapeno( is not to add heat but mild heat flavor in the juice),lemon juice and sugar and water. Give a good blend. Pour through the strainer. Now take few cubes of ice in the glass and pour the yummy tangy watermelon juice and enjoy a delicious summer cooler. This is anytime cooler so you  can sip the delight anytime day or night.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.



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