Wonderful Watermelons

It’s that time of year again! Yup, it’s watermelon time! In California, watermelons are

harvested mid-May through early July. This colorful, juicy fruit is packed with yummy goodness and offers beneficial vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, potassium, vitamin A as beta carotene, as well as antioxidants including lycopene - which may be helpful in reducing the risk of some cancers.

Watermelons are so tasty and does the body wonders with hydration. Feeling like trying something fun and yummy? Try juicing! The process of juicing removes insoluble fiber – allowing the body to break down food much easier and allows nutrients to get into your system more rapidly. You don’t even need a special juicer to make watermelon juice. Check out this link for a simple and quick recipe (you can use a cheesecloth to strain the juice from the pulp): Mint goes great with watermelon juice. Simply add mint leaves to the juice or add the mint leaves with the watermelon in the blender and there you go! Happy hydration with delicious and wonderful watermelons!

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