Aug 05

Eat for Beauty: Watermelon

 

A wedge of watermelon can do more than help cool you down on a hot summer’s day. There are between 200 to 300 types of watermelon in the world, but most of them fall into these 5 types:   Seeded, Seedless, Mini, Yellow and Orange.

Watermelon is high in both vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is believed to help treat acne and speed up wound healing. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system. Both are antioxidants. It’s important to note that a wedge of watermelon may contain up to 18 grams of natural sugar, thus helping curb sugar cravings!

With its high water content (92% water), snacking on watermelon will definitely keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Choose firm symmetrical watermelons that are free of cuts or bruises and heavy for their size.

By the way… contrary to popular belief,  swallowing a watermelon seed will not cause one to grown in your stomach. ;)

 


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