Recipes with watermelon – Italian Cuisine

It has a delicious, refreshing and refreshing taste and is a precious ally for the body: watermelon in ten recipes

Watermelon, watermelon, melon or popone if you prefer, it is undoubtedly the symbol of summer for its refreshing and thirst-quenching taste. To its sweet and delicious taste, then, they are associated many beneficial properties for health they make it a real panacea especially when temperatures are rising.

Composed for the 92% from water and for the8% from sugars, in fact, the watermelon has an exceptional moisturizing power and in summer protects the skin from risks associated with excessive exposure to UV rays. Moreover, being rich in carotenoids is able to fight the action of free radicals and therefore the aging of cells. Its pulp contains vitamins A and C, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium which, among other things, would have apurifying action and detox which makes the watermelon an ideal fruit to naturally counteract fluid retention, leg swelling and hypertension. Thanks to the high content of mineral salts, the watermelon is able to help overcome fatigue caused by high temperatures.

Natural help against heart disease, this sweet fruit is rich in citrulline, an amino acid that ensures the balance of pressure and keeps the arterial walls elastic and, according to some research, eating a slice of watermelon per day would reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Consuming watermelon regularly also allows for keep the weight under control: not by chance this is often present in the diets of those on a diet because it is rich in water and low in calories and due to its strong satiating power it is perfect for a breathtaking snack.


Eat watermelon and sleep better

Yes, because a couple of slices after dinner stimulate the production of serotonin and when, in the evening hours, serotonin levels rise, the brain is less sensitive to disturbing signals, such as noise, and therefore more prone to sound sleep.
Tasty in slices, delicious if cut into cubes to enrich and color fruit salads, the watermelon can be tasted in many different ways but the important thing is that it is always fresh. For store once sliced ​​it is better to keep it in the fridge inside food containers and avoid the transparent film.

To recognize a ripe and tasty watermelon, it must be free of external dents is weigh more of the others because it means that it has more water and is therefore ready to be consumed. Another suggestion is to identify the point where it rested on the ground: if it is white or greenish the fruit has probably been harvested too soon and is therefore not mature enough. Finally, another trick is the classic "sound of emptiness" that is obtained knocking lightly with a fist on the surface of the fruit.

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