BATEIKH, BARQOUQ, DALIA, HABHAB, JAH and JIBS all of these names referred to one type of fruit which is water melon, water melon is fruit from gourd family as well as it is summer fruits with round or oval shape and it is green from outside and red from inside.

There are other types of melon with different color form inside such as yellow, white and orange with black seeds. This fruit is considered one of famous summer fruit, because it is a source of water during summer, and it helps to reduce a body temperature in addition to its effective role in losing weight.

Water melon`s benefit
Water melon has various benefits because it contains antioxidants, vitamin C, lycopene and carotene, so that it helps to enhance immunity and to fight some disease such as arthritis and other types of inflammation.

Get rid of constipation
As well known, water melons contains fiber and water so that it helps bowls movement and it enhances digestion system`s health and protect bowl especially from colon cancer.

Water melon`s benefits for pregnancy
At the beginning of pregnancy, women need folic acid because it is very important for their health during this period, and one of most fruits that have folic acid is water melon.

Water melon`s benefits for kidney and heart
The high percentage of water, amino acid (L-citrulline) and potassium in water melon makes it very effective to reduce blood pressure and in vasodilation, so that water melon is very important to protect heart. Water melon also protect kidney because it is diuretic so it helps in lithotripsy, and the potassium reduces uric acid in blood.

Water melon protects skin
It is mentioned above that water melon contains amino acid (L-citrulline) and antioxidants, and L-citrulline changed inside body to L-arginine which urges white blood cells to help in injury recovery and skin tissue recovery. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and lycopene protect skin from sun rays as well as skin burns and injuries recovery.
Water melon and muscles pain
Various surveys discovered that the water melon reduces muscles` pain and heart rate for athletics especially after workout, because it conatins L-citrulline which changed to L-arginine. L-arginine is amino acid which enhances vasodilation and stimulate blood circle, as well as, water melon contains vitamin B6 that helps athletics to recover after workout.
Water melon is aphrodisiac
It is mentioned before that watermelon stimulate blood circle and enhances vasodilation, so that it enable blood to reach limbs especially penis which enhance erection.

Water melon is cancer fighting

Research proved that water melon contains Lycopene, and Lycopene is one of important antioxidants that protect from cancer especially colon cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and rectal cancer.

Nutrition facts

  • Each one 100 gram of water melon contains: -
  • Water 91.45 gram
  • Calcium 7 gram
  • Fiber 0.4 gram
  • Iron 0.24 gram
  • Potassium 112 mg
  • Magnesium 10 gram
  • Calories 30
  • Vitamin C 8.1 gram
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Phosphorus 11 mg

Excessive consumption of water melon may causes diarrhea and problems in heart beat because of potassium, and we have to take into our consideration that we have not to buy water melon slices because may it has salmonella.

as well as it om gourd family. from outside and red of fruit which is water mellon,

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