Watermelon – The Wonder Fruit

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Amazing one pot meals is all about being healthy.  We hope to bring you tips on how to cook deliciously and on staying well.  Finally, it is watermelon season.  This delicious fruit is amazingly nutritious.  It can be eaten as a piece of fruit with a spoon or put into a fruit salad.    Nothing is more satisfying on a hot summer day.  You can also make it into a smoothie and sorbet.

The benefits of watermelon are unending. It not only hydrates the body when it is hot, but it also low-fat.

It has several important nutrients.  It contains Vit. A which maintains eye health and is an anti-oxidant.  It also contains Vit. B6 which helps with brain function and helps convert protein into energy.  There is also Vit. C in watermelon which helps to strength immunity, prevents cell damage, heals wounds, and is good the teeth and gums.

Amazingly, watermelon has the high concentration of lycopene of any fruit or vegetable.  Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which helps fight heart disease and several types of cancer (particularly prostate).

It is also a great source of potassium.  This helps to lower blood pressure and maintain the acid base balance in your body.  On top of all that, it helps to control the bodies’ electrolytes and helps with nerve functions.

It also contains amino acids which help to maintain your arteries, blood flow and overall cardiovascular system.

If you have any other great ways to use watermelon, we would love to know about them to share with our readers.  SHARE this with all the young mothers you know so they will know how beneficial it is for their children.

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