Eat Your Watermelon

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I have to admit, the grocery sale papers weren’t very inspiring this week. But there’s one really yummy thing that is totally abundant this time of year, and cheap.

 

Watermelon. Cool, sweet, juicy…

 

Now I don’t want to spoil the fun or anything, but did you realize how healthy watermelon is? Yep, watermelon is a super-food.

 

Ø       High in Vitamin C (1 cup gives you 25% of your daily vitamin C), Vitamin A, potassium and carotenoids

Ø       Watermelon is low in calories.

Ø       It has high water content, but it’s a diuretic- helps your body remove excess fluids.

Ø       Helps relieve constipation.

Ø       Has 60% more lycopene than tomatoes, helping you keep a healthy heart – and you don’t have to cook it to release the lycopene like you do tomatoes. Lycopene is also toxic to cancer cells.

Ø       Watermelon helps you keep cool and avoid heatstroke in hot summer weather.

Ø       Melons also contain silicon – which stimulates collagen production for healthy bones and great looking skin.

Ø       And it just plain tastes good!

 

Eat up!

 

 

 

Carole

 

P.S. If you always wanted to be that thin and healthy person who has tons of energy and is always having more fun than you >>>

 

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