China is the largest producer of watermelons in the world, but there are different opinions about the origin of watermelons. There is a saying that watermelon did not originate in China, but was produced in Africa and came from the Western Regions, hence the name watermelon. Another theory originates from the legend of Shennong tasting all kinds of herbs. According to legend, watermelon was discovered when Shennong tasted all kinds of herbs. The original name was thin melon, which means water and fleshy melon, but later it became a watermelon.
Watermelon juice also contains many important health and beauty chemicals. It contains citrulline, alanine, glutamic acid, arginine, malic acid, phosphoric acid and other amino acids with skin physiological activity, also contains adenine and other important metabolic components, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients substance. These ingredients of watermelon are most easily absorbed by the skin, and have good moisturizing, sun protection and whitening effects on facial skin.
Due to the diuretic effect of watermelon and the large amount of water, the amount of urine will increase after eating watermelon, thereby reducing the content of bile pigments and making the stool unblocked, which has a certain effect on the treatment of jaundice. In addition, the diuretic effect of watermelon can also excrete salt from the body and reduce swelling, especially leg swelling. For women who have numb and swollen legs due to sitting in front of the computer for a long time, watermelon is a natural fruit for beautiful legs.
Of course, normal and healthy people should not eat too much at one time or eat a lot for a long time. Because watermelon has a lot of water, a lot of water in the stomach will dilute the gastric juice, causing indigestion or diarrhea. In traditional Chinese medicine, oral ulcers are considered to be caused by yin deficiency and internal heat, and deficiency of fire on the disturbance. Because of the diuretic effect of watermelon. If people with oral ulcers eat more watermelon, the water required for the recovery of oral ulcers will be excreted too much, thereby aggravating yin deficiency and internal heat, prolonging the course of the disease and making it difficult to heal.