Who doesn’t like watermelon in the summertime? Well, I don’t know anyone! Watermelon is sweet, cool, refreshing and best of all super tasty. Great for hot summer days! On top of being tasty and sweet, watermelon is actually very good for you!
Watermelon is a great source of potent antioxidants including, vitamin C, beta carotene and lycopene.
Lycopene is found in cooked tomatoes, papaya, gogi berries, pink grapefruit and watermelon. It is has been well studied and proven to reduce the potential for developing many types of cancers, in particular prostate cancer.
Vitamin C is another gem when it comes to our health and it is abundant in “our friend” the Watermelon. This essential vitamin is important for a healthy immune system, collagen production and is a potent antioxidant.
Want beautiful healthy skin??? Eat Beta-Carotene rich watermelon!! Beta-carotene is not only just an amazing nutrient for your skin; it is also important for a healthy immune system, cancer prevention, heart health, to name a few!
So on top of being super delicious and refreshing, especially on a hot summers day, you can be assured that you are doing something great for your health when you are chomping on that watermelon.
Here are my favourite ways to enjoy watermelon;
• Blend fresh watermelon and then add to frozen Popsicle holders and freeze for a homemade Popsicle. Who needs those “high sugar”, artificial dye infested ones that you get at the local convenience store when you can enjoy your own homemade ones that are truly delish!! These are great for kids and adults alike!
• Watermelon Lemonade – blend 1 cup of fresh or frozen watermelon + ½ the juice of 1 lemon (or more to taste) + stevia, raw honey or agave syrup + water. NOTE – add ice if you are using fresh watermelon for a cool drink on hot summer days!!
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