Summer Means Watermelon

21 Jun

juicy_watermelon_wallpaper[1]Watermelon has been around for thousands of years.  Although most of us consider it a fruit, it actually comes from the same plant family as the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin.

Watermelon is a perfect, juicy summer treat.  It is over 90% water, so it can help you stay hydrated.  Watermelon is high in lycopene (more than tomatoes) — a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your cells and DNA.  Research has shown that lycopene reduces the risk of certain cancers and increases energy.  It is also a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients.

Watermelon is also versatile.  You can slice it and eat it as you would any other fruit, serve it as a soup or in a salad, or season and eat the seeds as a snack.


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