July Is Watermelon Month!
No other fruit says summer like the subtly crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon. That triangular wedge of bright red/white/green, sweet juiciness forbids us to take life too seriously and shouts, “SUMMER!!!” As if that weren’t enough, watermelon is packed full of nutrition, hydrates and is low-fat. While many of us think of watermelon as a great snack option, when you tally up its nutritive value, you might consider making this all-star a feature player in your cuisine.
For generations, watermelon has been taken for granted as a sweet, tasty summertime fruit, made of sugar and water, and nothing more. Over the past years, nutritionists, medical professionals, scientists and researchers have taken an interest to find out more about watermelon's health benefits. As it turns out, watermelon is incredibly healthy!
Got Watermelon? Get Hydrated!
It’s no coincidence that the word water appears in watermelon. Thirst quenching watermelon can help to replenish body fluids: one cup of diced watermelon is about 92% water. Water is the most vital nutrient for life-- over two-thirds of your body is made up of water.
Along with drinking plenty of water, eating watermelon will help to provide you with liquids your body needs for optimum health.
Other Health Benefits
Watermelon is not only great on a hot summer day, this delectable thirst-quencher may also help quench the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.
Sweet, juicy watermelon is actually packed with some of the most important nutrients and antioxidants in nature:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids
This nutritous makeup of watermelon helps lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle! Enjoy watermelon year-round, at any or every meal of the day!
Watermelon can be used in so many mouthwatering ways. Here are some of my favorite Watermelon Recipes
The More You Know ...
Who knew watermelon can do so much for you? Better yet, you can enjoy it hundreds of different ways? Follow the links below to learn everything there is to know about watermelon, from the health and nutrition aspects to obscure fun facts and frequently asked questions.