Summer is here. It’s time for barbeques and picnics with family and friends. Watermelon is usually a summer staple at these events. But do you know just how good it is for your health?
All about watermelon
Watermelon is very easy to get in the summer. To find one that’s ripe, it should have a yellow underside and be heavy for its size. Watermelon is:
- Fat free
- Sodium free
- High in vitamin A and C
Rich in vitamins A and C
Vitamins A and C are important to good health. They both help you from getting sick. Vitamin A is important for good vision. It also helps with healthy bone growth. Vitamin C helps to heal wounds. It also helps with your bones, skin, teeth and joints.
Watermelon also helps you stay hydrated. Watermelon is 92% water. This makes it the perfect snack for a hot summer day.
Try this fun recipe with your next watermelon.
- Seedless watermelon
- Smoked turkey
- Cheddar cheese
- Coffee stirrers or bamboo or wooden skewers
Cut the watermelon, turkey and cheese into 1” cubes. Place pieces of each on the stirrers or skewers and enjoy.
Questions about what to eat?
Talk to a dietitian today.
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.