• Justin G Nelson

Watermelon (no Beyonce)

Updated: May 20, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to make watermelon’s taste even more delicious, but still get in those health benefits, here some additional tips and meals that will help you this summer!

Check out this recipe for a Watermelon Mint Salad! Perfect for the summer heat and a nice pick me up in the morning… or afternoon snack.

A few more facts and tips about my favorite fruit!

Watermelon is 92% water and 8% melon. Ha. I thought that was funny. It’s loaded with vitamins A, B6, C and other micro nutrients you can get only from food consumption! Not to mention it’s low in calories, so you can eat all you want and not feel bad about it. The redder…the better! 

“Lycopene has been linked with heart health, bone health and prostate cancer prevention. It's also a powerful antioxidant thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, according to Victoria Jarzabkowski, a nutritionist with the Fitness Institute of Texas at The University of Texas at Austin.” #FACTS

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 cups diced (10 oz / 280 g)

Calories: 80 (Calories from Fat 0)

Amount per serving (and %DV*)

*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Total Fat: 0g (0%)

Total Carbohydrate: 21g (7%)

Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)

Sugars: 20g (Great for a sweet tooth lover but don’t eat too much!)

Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)

Sodium: 0mg (0%)

Potassium: 270mg (8%)

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: (30%)

Vitamin C: (25%)

Calcium: (2%)

Iron: (4%)

And for the fellas, watermelon is stated to be nature’s viagra. You’re welcome. 

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