Weight Loss with Watermelon Juice
How Watermelon Helps with Cleansing, Weight Loss and Health:
- Watermelon is extremely alkaline-forming in the body. Fat cells contain toxicity and acid. Your body will not let go of fat cells while you are still acidic.
- Watermelon is high in fiber. This fiber helps keep the colon clean.
- Like most fruits watermelon has almost no fats. Besides lowering the calorie content, this makes it easy to digest and thus improves the digestion, a necessary factor in a clean lean body.
- Watermelon is a very good source of potassium. This balances the high amounts of sodium our diets contain and thus supports the kidneys.
- It can ease inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. This lowers the toxic load in the body.
You hardly need a recipe for this it’s so easy – but only IF you know how! Watermelon juice is a fast way to alkalize your body using the second most alkaline forming food available.
Watermelon (as much as you want)
Yes that is all you need.
- Cut off the rind from the watermelon
- Simply cut up watermelon into pieces.
- Put into the blender (even if it has seeds in it)
- Blend till totally juiced.
- If there are seeds then strain while pouring.
- Serve this red juice in a tall clear glass as it is so beautiful.
My friend Karuna in India has another way to make it if you do not have a blender.
“Instead of using a blender, simply try mashing the pieces and strain it. You can add watermelon pieces to this and it tastes heavenly.” [wp_ad_camp_5]
Watermelons originated in southern Africa, from where they spread thousands of years ago to the Nile Valley. In recorded history, seeds of this fruit have been discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamen. The Bible mentions watermelon as food consumed by the ancient Israelites.
Watermelon spread north to the Mediterranean and Europe with early Moors. They were carried as far east as China, which is today the largest producer of watermelon. Some have posited that watermelons were introduced to the Southern US by African slaves, but they were discovered being cultivated from the northern to southern states by Native Americans as early as the 1500’s. There is some debate today as to whether watermelons are a fruit or a vegetable! [wp_ad_camp_2]
The consumption of lycopene, contained most plentifully in watermelon at its peak ripeness, has been demonstrated to increase bone health. The amino acid citrulline in watermelon converts to another amino acid – arginine – in our kidneys and other organs, and in preliminary laboratory studies has been shown to assist the cardiovascular system, and possibly help lower body fat.
Surprisingly, watermelons are not just a refreshingly sweet, thirst quenching fruit, but are actually abundant in nutritional benefits, from vitamins and minerals to phytonutrients. They’re rich in vitamins A, C and B-complex compounds such as thiamin, riboflavin and pyridoxine. Watermelons afford a wealth of beta-carotenes, as well as folate, pantothenic acid, the amino acid citrulline and antioxidants lycopene, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. They also contain anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds, which include both lycopene and tripterpenoid. They’re plentiful in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, with trace amounts of selenium, iron and even calcium. The seeds of the fruit offer a wealth of nutrients as well, and should not be overlooked! Because watermelon is so nutrient rich, it’s a great juice for fasting, cleansing and weight loss
Watermelon provides a rich resource of electrolytes and is void of cholesterol and nearly absent of fat, while offering a modest amount of fiber and protein, and as little as 48 calories per cup! [wp_ad_camp_1]
- 1/4 watermelon
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk celery
- 1/4 beet
- 1/2 inch wheatgrass
- 1 sprig of mint[wp_ad_camp_3]
Steps to Make It
- Though the rind of the watermelon is packed with nutrients, it is somewhat bitter so I don’t recommend juicing it.
- The peel of the carrot and beet is also a bit bitter but I would juice them in this recipe for their tremendous nutrient value! Watermelonis a low-calorie food, containing only 46 calories per cup. According to the Mayo Clinic, it takes 3,500 calories to make a pound of body fat, so watermelonis not likely to contribute to weight Because a cup of watermelon contains less than a gram of fat, it is also appropriate for a low-fat diet. Watermelon is no exception — it is low in calories and provides beneficial nutrients, including lycopene to limit your risk for cancer and the antioxidant vitamins A and C. This fruit isn’t a weight–loss miracle food, however, so you still need to eat fewer calories than you burn to lose weight. Juicing May Significantly Reduce Calorie Intake. … The fewer calories youconsume on a juice diet, the more rapidly you‘ll lose weight. However, once your calorie intake goes back to normal after the juice diet, you‘ll likely regain some of theweight, if not all. Watermelon is good for you, it’s true. … “The watermelon diet is really more of a cleanse that relies on the fact that watermelon is over 90 percent water,” explains Marcus. “So it’s low in calories and provides some vitamins and minerals. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and can help you feel full, at least temporarily.” [wp_ad_camp_4]
Watermelon is a delicious and inexpensive way to help you cleanse your body and lose weight. A one cup serving of watermelon is only 47 calories. Below are some of the recipes and directions from our Watermelon Cleanse.
In addition to weight loss, watermelon is a great source of energy and nutrients for your body. Watermelon is recommended by American Council on Exercise as a good choice of diet food. I consider it a powerfood.