Despite what we were told as children, swallowing watermelon seeds will not cause a watermelon to grow in your stomach. In fact, watermelon seeds are perfectly safe to eat and have even been linked to a range of health benefits.
Packed full of antioxidants and protein, watermelon seeds are nutritious and can be eaten as a healthy snack since 1 ounce of watermelon seeds contains 10 grams of proteins which is more compared to the proteins in a single egg.
Watermelon seeds are also a great source of vitamins and minerals since 1 ounce of watermelon seeds contains 146 milligrams of magnesium, 214 milligrams of phosphorus, and 184 milligrams of potassium.
Just like the fruit itself, watermelon seeds contain a number of potential health benefits. For instance, watermelon seeds are heart-healthy and can promote cardiovascular health as they're a good source of magnesium, which can help support heart function and prevent potassium loss. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and can protect your heart from diseases.
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