Its that time of year… WATERMELON SEASON!!!!!!!!!!! You may not believe me, but I eat half to a full watermelon every day. My wife gets sick of it because 1) I eat it like a slurping slob and 2) I always throw it into the trash. A watermelon rind holds a lot of water so that bag tends to get heavy and tear. What is she worried about? I take out the trash!! On hot days like today I can’t help but dream about sitting on my couch gnawing on the crunchy melon. So why do I like it so much?
- Hydration! It’s a great way to get your hydration levels back up!
- Fulfilling! Yup a whole watermelon is what I need to feel full. I tend to be an over eater and by having watermelon it allows me to limit my intake of bad foods and takes the place of those late night temptations.
- Nutrients! Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, betaine and LYCOPENE!
Watermelon is the only fruit/vegetable that contains the most Lycopene! It has been used for preventing heart disease, atherosclerosis and cancer.