Happy National Watermelon Day! And this fruit just for the beach—it should be your go-to snack in this ridiculous heat. The benefits are endless.
Mostly water (about 92 percent), this favorite fruit is literally soaked with nutrients! It’s loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C, tons of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. This quintessential summer fruit is fat-free and low in sodium.
Lycopene, the element that gives fruits and vegetables a pink or red color, is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant. It’s been proven that watermelon juice may relieve muscle soreness. So, before your next workout, blend up around one third of a watermelon juice to prevent sore muscles. But be careful, it contains a high amount of fructose so drink wisely.
And if you’re really feel this fruit (we definitely are!) try this amazing watermelon salad recipe!