What should you do to push Squirrel Droppings of the mad summer months? Drink a lot of water or gulp down loads of colas? Try something different this time by switching to a natural and fruity options! So go melons this summer and intake the benefits of watermelons in all forms. Salads or slices, juices or smoothies, watermelons are among the healthiest alternatives to offer effective resistance against the scorching heat of the sun leaving you feeling refreshed throughout.
A daily workout session accompanied by a glass of watermelon juice is among the simplest tips for staying healthy. You might ask the reason for choosing watermelons when so many fruits are on offer. The solution is, watermelons are the only natural foods which provide essential vitamins without any extra calories. They are rich in lycopene, a nonprovitamin carotenoid, having up to double the antioxidant capacity of beta-carotene in vitro. It is this carotenoid that lends colors such as orange, yellow and red to the vegetables and fruits. Researches suggest that lycopene may serve to work against certain cancers and other cardiovascular disease.
Watermelons are a refreshing source of energy. Our body loses a lot of fluids during summer and it is highly essential for this loss to be
compensated. Drinking water is obviously necessary but having a glass of cool watermelon juice or a piece itself helps the body to develop enough resistance against heat. People who like to experiment with their foods can try out different recipes with watermelons. Fruit salads, watermelon desserts, or carbonated beverages can be prepared with a great deal of variations. Watermelon seeds form among the commonest snacks in the Chinese market and compete well with sunflower seeds. To top it all, the seeds are even pressed for oil for the preparation of a West African soup known as the egusi soup. Without doubt, watermelons offer us numerous options to try out different recipes that are tasty and nutritious as well.
Relatively low in fats, a slice of watermelon can thus form a primary component of an individual’s diet. Rich in vitamins A, C and B6, they are also a great source of potassium but extremely low in sodium. So stick to the nature’s way and turn to watermelons this summer. Let your taste buds enjoy its crispy succulence that leaves you craving for more.