4th of July Weekend is fast approaching and if your holiday is anything like mine, they’ll be a TON of watermelon on your picnic blanket.
Watermelon is usually thought to be watery, sugary, and lack real nutritional value. I’m here to tell you that’s NOT true.
Watermelon is very cleansing, alkalinizing, diuretic and mineralizing. It’s a very clean food–excellent for flushing out the kidney and bladder, taking out waste materials. And becuase the juice is easily digestible your body easily absorbs for all its minerals and nutrients.
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants–namely Vitamin C and A–which fight off free radicals, prevents cell damage, and inhibits cancer or abnormal cell growth.
Watermelon is also incredibly high in the two phytochemicals beta-carotene and lycopene (even more than tomatoes!). This combination prevents heart disease, prevents asthma, helps arthritis, prevents arteriosclerosis, and lowers the risk of many forms of cancer (including prostate, lung, colon, and bladder).
The rind of the watermelon is even better with tons of minerals and chlorophyll. So try to encorporate the rind into your recipes/juices if you can.
Happy 4th!! A great day to count our blessings for the freedoms of our country–says the DC resident