If you are like me there is no other fruit you'd rather eat. (well almost) Is watermelon really healthy or just an over hydrated fruit in search of a liter of vodka. Well, if watermelon could speak, the reply would be, "Hey,that's is an insult". Well be advised this is a fruit that is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Many people eat watermelon as a treat, or to simply to curb their thirst during summer time. Besides being an effective thirst quencher, watermelon is packed with nutrients that can help you to maintain health years down the line. Those uninformed about watermelons nutrition facts will surely ask the question, "is watermelon good for you"? Well watermelon is packed with health boosting substances. Lets look at some of the ways watermelon "does a body good". First most obvious would be, it is rich in vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. As we all know, antioxidants provide anti-aging effects by protecting the body from the onslaught of free radicals. With increase in age, the body becomes susceptible to ailments. For instance eyesight deteriorates as we get older. An easy way to keep these age related disorders at bay, is to consume substantial amounts of naturaly occurring vitamin C, abundantly found in watermelon.
Eat few pieces of watermelon and you just smile you feel good, you feel energized. The reason being watermelon is very rich in vitamin B. To combat fatigue, people are often advised to take vitamin B energy drinks. This is because vitamin deficiency can lead to decreased energy levels. Also it's mostly water and so are we. Watermelon breeders discovered that crossing a diploid plant (bearing the standard two sets of chromosomes) with a tetraploid plant (having four sets of chromosomes) results in a fruit that produces a triploid seed. (Yes, it has three sets of chromosomes). This seed grows fruit that rarely develops seeds, although you may find some empty white seed coats. The melon's flesh is firmer because the usual softening of the fruit around the seeds does not occur. Those still wondering "is watermelon good for you" would be glad to know that the fruit is a natural remedy to bring down high blood pressure levels. This is because watermelons are loaded with potassium, a dietary mineral that can restore healthy blood pressure levels. Doctors often prescribe potassium supplements to reduce high blood pressure. Instead of taking medications, having watermelon on a daily basis could be an effective way to lower high blood pressure. Being high in water content, eating watermelon could also be helpful in treating skin problems like acne and dermatitis. Drinking watermelon juice is believed by holistic medicine to assist in curing acne. Also being a good source of lycopene and vitamin C, it can help to rejuvenate the skin and improve its texture. Because of it's high antioxidant properties. It is necessary to have a sufficient intake of vitamin C, for the production of collagen, a protein found in inner layers of the skin, Collagen basically provides elasticity to the skin and prevents wrinkling of the skin. Therefore eating watermelon (high in vitamin C) can certainly assist to slow down the aging of skin. According to some dermatologists even applying the juice externally should be a good option also, to clear away the skin from blemishes and pimples. From providing a flawless skin to boosting energy level of the body, to helping out with sexual function, watermelon health benefits are plenty. Keep in mind that nutritional value of watermelon is very high. So, the next time if anyone questions, Is watermelon good for you? let them know all about this super fruit.
Still I know there are some frat boys or vacationers just looking for a watermelon big enough to sodomize with a bottle (or two) of inexpensive vodka. All in the name of a good time and to claim the affections of Summer. The ironic part they still get all the health benefits too.(with the hangover) The fact is there is a watermelon festival in hundreds of little hamlets from coast to coast in our country and around the world. Yet hundreds of thousands of tons of watermelons are plowed under and dis-guarded. My theory goes like this, some people for some reason consider watermelon an occasional delicacy or a "treat". Well it shouldn't be. We've shown it to be an inexpensive EXTREMELY healthy every day type fruit. So eat up this summer my little snowflakes... And if you can't eat up drink up. Good Luck...
Here's How To Pick A Good One !!
Frozen Watermelon Margarita...
_ 6oz. premium tequila
_ 1.5oz cointreau liqueur
_ 1oz. Roses Lime
_ 16-20oz. Seedless Watermelon
Use a blender to liquefy a seedless watermelon. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend , adding ice until desired consistency is reached. Serve in coupe glasses with sugared rim.
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