SEMANGKA dan manfaatnya (WATERMELON)


lagi iseng makan buah semangkaa.. tiba-tiba penasaran kandungannya..
soalnya ak suka banget buah ini.. SUEGERR!!! hehhe..
just want to share this :)

this fruit is rich in electrolytes and water content. Watermelons are very low in calories (just 30 cal per 100 g) and fats yet very rich source of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health.

seger banget kan ya semangka nyaa…
selain segar semangka ini juga kaya manfaat lhooo!!!
sudah terlihat dari warnanya kan yaa…
MERAH>> LIKOPEN

1. ANTI KANKER = LIKOPEN = ANTIOXIDANT
Buah ini memiliki kandungan anti kanker yang disebut likopen.
Uniknya, kadar likopen dalam semangka akan meningkat hingga 40 persen jika diletakkan di dalam suhu ruangan.
Those colors indicate the highest content of lycopene, an antioxidant lauded for its ability to greatly minimize cancer risks. From theWorlds’ Healthiest Foodswebsite (source below), “… lycopene has been repeatedly studied in humans and found to be protective against a growing list of cancers. These cancers now include prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancers.”
It is also rich in anti-oxidant flavonoids like lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. These antioxidants are found to be protective against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Phyto-chemicals present in watermelon like Lycopene (4532 mcg/100 g) and carotenoids have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen free radicals. Studies have also shown that lycopene protects skin damage from UV rays and from prostate cancer.

2. Menurunkan berat badan.
Menurut studi yang dimuat dalam Journal of Nutrition, kandungan asam amino arginine, yang bisa membantu penurunan berat badan, dalam buah ini juga akan bertambah banyak jika tak disimpan dalam kulkas.

Buah ini bebas lemak dan memiliki kombinasi kadar gula terbatas dan kadar air berlimpah. Apalagi, buah yang satu ini bersifat cepat mengenyangkan di dalam lambung.

3. Menetralisasi Tekanan Darah
Kandungan air dan kaliumnya yang tinggi bisa menetralisasi tekanan darah.

4. TINGGI VITAMIN A, C DAN BETA KAROTEN
Besides tasting great and being low in calories because watermelon is mostly water, it is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which a major antioxidant. It has a highbeta caroteneconcentration, thus offering a fair amount of vitamin A as well. Both beta carotene with vitamin A help support good eyesight and prevent glaucoma.
High intakes of combined beta-carotene and vitamin C have demonstrated, through clinical and scientific studies, a propensity for warding off various cancers and heart disease, reducing arthritis symptoms, and minimizing asthmatic breathing problems.
 

5. VITAMIN B
A surprise nutrient is vitamin B, especially B1(thiamine)and B6(pyridoxine). Thiamine is important for maintaining electrolytes and nervous system signal transmissions throughout the body. Pyridoxine is essential for enzymatic functions that convert food into cellular energy.

6. TINGGI MINERAL 
Then there are the minerals of potassium and magnesium, which watermelons also offer abundantly. Potassium is important for cardiovascular health and brain health and helps the kidneys eliminate kidney stone forming calcium as well as assists with the body’s fluid retention.
Magnesium is considered the master mineral. It is involved with over 300 cellular metabolic functions. It happens to be lacking in our diets because of our depleted topsoils. Magnesium deficiencies are directly or indirectly related to most of our population’s poor health issues. Obvious symptoms are irritability, tension, sleep disorders, and muscular cramping. After that, it’s heart attacks and other serious illnesses.

 

temukan nutrition fact dari semangka dalam link ini: CHECK IT OUT :)
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2072/2

 

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.phptname=foodspice&dbid=31#nutritiona…

http://naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com/2010/07/enjoy-your-holidaygmo-…

http://www.watermelon.org/health.asp

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8315650&page=1

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