5 WAYS TO ENJOY WATERMELON
Bountiful in the summer months, watermelon is on the top of the list of fruits people love to eat in the summer. Its delightfully refreshing taste and burst of color that brightens your plate and boasts powerful health benefits.
Here’s 5 ways to enjoy watermelon:
1. Watermelon Juice
Simply remove the rind, cut into smaller chunks, place in a blender and liquify.
Drinking this sweet tasting melon as fresh juice, you get a concentrated source of nutrients that stimulates kidney functions. A natural diuretic, watermelon helps cleanse harmful toxins and purifies the liver.
2. Watermelon Balls
Cut the watermelon in Half and scoop melons into balls with a melon baller. You can add other fruits if preferred.
Watermelon is about 90% water – but each tasty, succulent bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6, C, and is also a good source of potassium, lycopene and antioxidants.
3. Watermelon on a popsicle Stick
Slice blocks of watermelon, and place an ice-cream stick into the rind. You can eat it fresh off the stick or freeze into watermelon pops.
That water content of the melon keeps you hydrated during the hot summer days.
4. Watermelon Salad
Add chunks of watermelon to a salad of leafy greens, Feta cheese (or any kind of of cheese you prefer), olives and slivered almonds . Drizzle with balsamic dressing.
Watermelon contains no fat or cholesterol and is very low in calories all of which helps you lose weight.
5. Eat it plain
Slice the watermelon into half or wedges and bite into it.There’s nothing like eating a mouthwatering, sweet watermelon plain.
Watermelon is a good source of important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and contains enzymes, organic acids and natural sugars.