Continuing the focus on watermelon this week, here’s what’s in the good stuff that’s good for the body (along with the seed spitting that’s good for the soul)!
- Watermelon is a rich source of lycopene and beta-carotene – both of which have been associated with aiding in the prevention of some types of cancer.
- A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight, making it a great hydrator with natural fruit flavors. If you have extra, puree it to make a juice (which can also be used in margaritas in place of OJ – yum!)
- Vitamin C is the most prominent nutrient in watermelon. Think of it as the perfect replacement for oranges during the summer months.