Monday, June 28, 2010

Wonderful Watermelon

The last few times I have been to the store I have picked up watermelon….and it has been unbelievably delicious. It’s cool and refreshing on these hot summer days…it’s the perfect balance of sweet and juicy and it looks gorgeous!

It has some pretty good health benefits too! It is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Potassium and Magnesium….whew….that’s a whole lot of goodness! Watermelon has no cholesterol, and virtually no fat….and did I mention it has concentrated sources of carotenoid lycopene? Studies have shown that watermelon has the highest sources of lycopene over any other fruit or vegetable. The Vitamin C and Vitamin A are powerful antioxidants that travel through your body neutralizing free-radicals. We all know Lymies want nothing more than to ditch those free-radicals!! Out with the bad I say and if it tastes good in the process…even better!

Ok….so if that doesn’t entice you to grab a fresh chilled slice of watermelon….I don’t know what will!!


Renee said...

I enjoy watermelon too...have it with meals and as a snack..But I did not realize how good it is for us....Now that I am off of abx and on herbs my yeast issues are not so high and I can eat more fruit again...WooHoo!
Always enjoy the info your share here..

Garnet said...

Funny you should say that. I just had watermelon the last two days. It was delicious. I've also been drinking a lot of watermelon juice. I had no idea of all the health benifits for us lymies though. I just figured it was fruit so it couldn't hurt.