Xigua (pronounced “she gwah”) is a common melon found in Africa. It has a hard rind that can be yellowish to green and has a soft fleshy inside that is pink and edible and is known in other countries as the watermelon.

 

It is closely related to squash, cantaloupe, pumpkin, and cucumbers. China is the world’s largest producer of watermelon.

 

Watermelon is low in calories (86 calories per slice). Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C (23 milligrams for 1 slice). Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant helping prevent cell damage and disease.

 

Watermelon contains lycopene, another antioxidant compound that protects DNA. In studies, lycopene has been shown to prevent cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, endometrium, and colon.

 

Lycopene can also help prevent heart disease. The redder the flesh and the riper the watermelon, the more lycopene antioxidants it contains.

 

Xigua is full of many valuable nutrients. The xigua is synonymous with watermelon, the sweet melon produced in over 1200 different varieties worldwide. Recent studies are placing high value in the melon’s powerful health benefits.

Xigua Fruit

Xigua Fruit

Melons play an important role in the treatment of many infections in the body, including inflammation of the joints. This is due to the role of vitamins contained in watermelon.

 

Melons plays the role of detergent to the kidneys of salt deposits of limestone as a result of watermelon contain potassium, which complete the task of removing salts, potassium is also working to reduce the concentration of uric acid in the blood, thus reducing the chance of forming kidney stones. Watermelon is also working as a diuretic result because it contains a large amount of water.

 

Improved circulation can benefit more than just the heart, as at least one watermelon researcher has pointed out.

 

But you’d probably have to eat an awful lot to achieve the desired effect and eating too much could cause unfortunate side effects, since watermelon has long had a reputation as a natural diuretic.

 

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