Monday, August 24, 2009


One of summer's thirst quenching juicy fruits with many healing qualities. A natural anti inflammatory aiding in the relief of arthritis and asthma. A great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and lycopene. This pink beauty is loaded with antioxidants helping neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are in our bodies and can cause a great deal of damage. They have the ability to oxidize cholesterol, making it stick to our blood vessel walls, risking heart attack or stroke. Free radicals can increase inflammation occurring in arthritis and can lead to joint damage. Watermelon provides us with magnesium and potassium, as well as B1 and B6 which are great for energy.

For the most antioxidants, choose the fully ripened watermelon. The color and quality of the flesh is a good sign of ripeness. A nice deep color absent of white streaks. Eat as is, puree it for soup, add to smoothies, salads, or even try it on the grill.

Watermelon Smoothie
3 Parts Watermelon
1 Part Coconut Water
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