Many foods that we eat everyday are considered herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. One such herb is watermelon.
Xi Gua is Chinese for watermelon. In Chinese culture, watermelon represents prosperity, and the seeds represent abundance. It is a great food to eat in the summertime due to its many health benefits. It has cooling properties, generates fluid, and promotes urination.
Watermelon hydrates the body, reduces inflammation, alleviates muscle soreness, improves digestion, reduces blood pressure, and more. It contains high levels of vitamin C, which is good for the immune system and helping heal wounds. Because of its high-water content, antioxidants, amino acids, and potassium, watermelon is great for working out.
A tasty and refreshing drink with watermelon includes blending about one cup diced watermelon, one cup coconut water, and a teaspoon of fresh ginger. It’s tasty and. delicious. Also, it’s a very refreshing drink when you’ve been exercising.