“Watermelon—it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face!”—Enrico Caruso
Watermelon is delightful, no doubt. It’s a sweet, low-calorie, fat-free food. Did you know watermelon is also a good source of vitamins A, B6, and C? Vitamin A promotes good eyesight. Vitamin B6 helps make antibodies and maintains blood sugar and nerve function. Vitamin C helps heal wounds.
Watermelon is a good source of potassium and magnesium, which aid in muscle and heart function. It’s 92% water, making it an excellent thirst quencher. Finally, watermelon is high in lycopene. Lycopene reduces blood pressure and cancer risk and maintains healthy skin.
Easy ways to enjoy watermelon:
- Cut up bites of fresh watermelon.
- Dip in yogurt.
- Blend into a slushy or smoothie.
- Freeze and enjoy as a fruit popsicle.
Source: Wide World of Watermelon—Registered Dietician Toolkit, www.watermelon.org