Do you like 🍉 watermelon?
How we eat watermelon is very important in order to protect our digestive fire 🔥 Before you eat excess watermelon for dessert or in your fruit salad, read the information below.

According to Ayurveda watermelon has a cooling and hydrating effect on the body. Watermelon has numerous health benefits but it can slow down your digestion and produce Ama (digestive toxins) if eaten in excess.
Easy to digest foods, such as watermelon 🍉 should not be combined with other foods. When combined with foods more challenging to digest, even other fruits, the watermelon sits in the stomach with other foods as they digest – this can lead to digestive complaints.

Watermelon should NOT be served as a dessert. It is best eaten during the day prior to the meal so it has time to digest – at least 30 minutes to one hour prior to your meal. Also, always make sure you are eating ripe watermelon. Unripe watermelon is heavy for the digestion. It should also be avoided by anyone suffering from diabetes.
Watermelon is beneficial in conditions of excessive thirst, fatigue, burning sensation, oedema, bladder infections and it can be used as a diuretic.

Watermelon is over 90% water 💧 a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B6 and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, folate and calcium. This makes it very beneficial when suffering from dehydration (depletion of rasa dhatu).
Try this watermelon and mint juice recipe 🌿 🍉 This is a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Watermelon is beneficial for Vata and Pitta but has an aggravating effect on the Kapha Dosha.

1. 1/2 watermelon peeled, seeded and diced.
2. 1 tablespoon of mint leaves.
3. Add a pinch of salt.
Place it all in a blender and puree until smooth
Enjoy as it is or pour through a fine mesh sieve (Elva prefers her juice strained and slightly diluted with water).

Enjoy your watermelon in a way that will support your Agni! We wish you a great start to the week!

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