It’s a hot summer day and your first inclination might be to reach for a beer or soda. We’re not daring enough to say that beer has a rival on a hot summer day; but if you’re looking for something a bit more healthy, what about a cool wedge of watermelon?
Refreshing for sure, but did you know that watermelon is more than a seasonal sweet treat? It doesn’t just taste great, but it’s great for you. Watermelon contains health benefits that you may not have known about.
If you’re itching for a snack but trying to be healthy, you’re probably tired of sacrificing taste for nutrition. Grab some watermelon – it’s more beneficial than you probably ever knew.
Here is a quick rundown of three great health reasons to dig into this juicy fruit:
- It’s loaded with lycopene. Watermelon juice actually gave tomato juice a run for the money in a recent study of lycopene levels. That’s good news for your body, because early research suggests that lycopene may be a cancer crusher.
- It can make your skin pretty. Watermelon is loaded with a key compound credited with helping skin’s healing and regenerative processes. Say no more – bring on the melon!
- It’s practically calorie-free. With fewer than 50 calories in every cup, watermelon is one smart way to satisfy a sweet tooth. And with a whopping 141 grams of water per cubed cup, watermelon will keep you hydrated, too.
Come down to the Watermelon Festival for all the free watermelon you can eat. Unlike a hotdog eating contest or beer chugging match, you won’t regret this in the morning. We’ll see you on August 10, 11 & 12!