I love melons! My mom has a habit of storing the seeds that we all usually throw away. I always thought why on this earth would anybody store those seeds! Did you know you can actually consume them? Those melon seeds that you conveniently toss away in the trash can have numerous health benefits.
Ways to consume: You can roast the melon seeds just you roast peanuts. Simply pop open the thin cover and consume it. You can also add it to smoothies and various drinks or dishes.
Here are some top benefits or reasons to stop throwing those melon seeds:
HELPS CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR
Melon seeds have a positive impact on diabetes. Melon seeds help improve insulin regulation and prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress. Diabetic people should consume at least 2 tablespoons of these seeds.
RICH PROTEIN SOURCE
Melon seeds happen to be a very good source of plant-based protein. These seeds contain about 3.6% protein, 4% fat, and 2.5% carbohydrate. Nutritional content of melon seeds are same as soy milk and this confirms that muskmelon seeds are a great source of protein.
Magnesium is essential for improving bone health. Fortunately, you can provide your body with good source of magnesium by consuming melon seeds. In addition, these seeds are rich in phosphorous and zinc, which are natural protectors against osteoporosis. These minerals also reduce the risk of bone fractures and heals it if occurred.
SOURCE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Melon seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E, along with magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Having these seeds regularly can fulfil your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Because they are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, these seeds are great for cold and flu season, when our reserves of immune-boosting vitamin C are typically low, as well as the very important magnesium, which regulates blood pressure, cardiovascular function etc.
GOOD FOR NAILS AND HAIR
If you suffer from weak nails and hair that lacks lustre, you should probably include melon seeds in your diet. Consuming muskmelon seeds can really ensure a healthy growth of hair and nails, thanks to the high protein content in them. Consuming these seeds also helps maintain the tissues in our body and helps heal wounds faster.
KEEPS HEART HEALTHY
Like I previously mentioned, melon seeds are abundant in magnesium. This helps in many important heart functions, including the pumping action of your heart and relaxation of the blood vessels. It also helps control high blood pressure and plays a key role in preventing sudden cardiac arrest, heart attacks and strokes.
If you are struggling to lose weight, you should add fibrous foods to your diet and melon seeds are the best sources. The ‘netting’ around them is a great resource of fibre and therefore, they assist you in losing weight.