Thursday, 16 May 2013

RAWesome Friday: The Health Benefits of Watermelon

It's one of the most refreshing, delicious fruits of the summer!
Watermelons are a "sweet" way to quench your thirst! Some countries even use the rind as a vegetable, and others roast the seeds

  The amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon:

  • Rich source of phytonutrients, and antioxidants - Lycopene is a phytonutrient that is beneficial to heart and bone health, ( 
  • High in potassium & Vitamin A - helps control heart rate and blood pressure (
  • High in citrulline - citrulline is an amino acid that enters our bodies and flushes through our kidney's, turning into something called "arginine." Arginine can help improve blood flow and heart health (
  • Helps keep the body alkaline - Keeping your body at a natural alkaline state may help fight disease. When we are overly acidic, the pH imbalance may cause heart issues, and even a weakened immune system  (,
  • A Natural Laxative - you can safely relieve or prevent constipation by consuming watermelon (

How do ya like them melons?

Did you know that allowing a watermelon to fully ripen will give you the best nutrient value? If the watermelon has white flesh, studies show that they have next to no beta-carotene at all ( Wait until the outside is dark green, and the flesh is fully red. Enjoy watermelon at room temp, since our bodies tend to digest them easier that way ( 

What are you waiting for? Dig in!


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