How Watermelon is Helpful for Weight Loss and Flat Belly

Many fruits are generally good for weight loss and flat belly because they are low in calories, they’re low glycemic index and load; which makes it easy to digest slowly and thus, doesn’t cause a spike in your blood sugar that might lead to fat build-up.

Watermelon is one of such fruits and it’s rich in fiber which helps with proper digestion; vitamins, minerals such as calcium, potassium, and various abundant nutrients. The fruit is a great source of antioxidants as it strengthens the immune system.

1 cup of watermelon contains 46 calories and it’s largely composed of water. If you’re feeling thirsty or thinking of what to drink after a meal, you can reach for a cup of fresh watermelon juice and this can make you fill fuller and not hungry for some time. This has been noticed to be better than drinking ordinary water because such plant fruits are slow at digestion compared to water.

Watermelon has naturally gifted with this the compound: L-citrulline. When L-citrulline is broken down, it produces L-arginine which is known to improve blood vessels and can be used solve weak erection and strengthen a good erection. The compound is good at lowering blood pressure, thereby preventing heart disease. In addition, it’s good to have watermelon drink before you start any rigorous exercise or workout because it helps the heart rate.

Watermelon is rich in lycopene which helps with fighting against the risk of cancer and helps with weight loss. This same chemical compound is responsible for the red color.

Watermelon contains an amino acid called arginine. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that arginine can decrease body fat and increase lean muscle mass.

Are you wondering how to prepare?

So simple!

Just the way you make orange juice.

  1. Carefully peel out the watermelon using a chopping board or any flat smooth object you have by cutting it into pieces and remove the seeds.

Though, you might decide not to bother about removing the seeds as it has been discovered that it watermelon seeds (i.e. black or green) are medicinal. I eat or grind the watermelon rind and I’m feeling healthier.

2) Grind it using a blender or the manual hand-held type.

3) Pour it into a cup.

Truly simple right and is ready for a drink and you can take a cup for the day or 3 times in a week. It’ll boost your metabolism.


Watch this preparation video


Watermelon recipe


1 handful lettuce or kale or spinach

2 cups (400 ml) watermelon

1 lime


Blend everything till smooth and drink immediately.

Read how to lose weight with drinks for more recipes.

Taking watermelon alone won’t give you the flat belly you crave or lose weight, you’ve to commit at eating healthy and be active.



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    • Adekunle Kazeem

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