August 15, 2013

THE AMAZING WATERMELON

I decided to check out the health benefits of this "love of mine", 
and what I came across was really interesting!

I like to slice the melon like this, and store it in a container in the fridge.

Great description how to cut a watermelon:

A few of the health benefits:

It contains powerful antioxidants, which helps to neutralize free radicals that can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as stroke and heart attack.

It contains beta-carotene, which is a powerful ally against many types of cancer, particularly colon cancer. Lycopene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon provides additional cancer fighting.

It contains good sources of vitamins and minerals such as A, B and C vitamins, carbohydrates, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids. 

A few of all the benefits of the vitamins and minerals I listed above:
Improving the defenses of your immune system.
Improving our energy levels.
Improving the health of our eyes as we age so we can keep our vision lasting and healthy.
It helps to keep arteries and blood flow to our hearts in fine order. 

Buy organic if you can, as they contain a better balance of nutrients and are free of pesticides.

Lina Louise


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