• Amy W.

Chill Out with Watermelon's




July is such a vibrant month, whether indulging in blueberries daily to celebrate National Blueberry Month, National Blueberry Muffins Day, going plastic-free, or merely taking a safe vacation or staycation. July is colorful and energetic; it brings so many positive vibes with it making it a month to always look forward to and remember no matter what is going on in the world. Add watermelons to mix, and oh boy, July is prey captivating. July is also recognized as National Watermelon Month. Watermelons quench the thirst and keep the mouth-watering for more. They are low in calories and packed with antioxidants and is beyond refreshing for cooling down the body from all the hot Summer’s heat. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, so if you did not have time to appease your taste buds this month, make sure to do so on that day next month.

Why Watermelon


1) Refreshing

a) Watermelons offer a cooling effect to the body, especially when it is served cold. Watermelons allow for the blood to circulate more freely within the body because of its immense water content.


2) Hydrating

a) Melons are full of fiber and 92% water content, making a great substitution to regular water, particularly during the Summer & Fall months when they are in high demand.


3) Vitamins/Minerals

4) Vitamin A – Good for eye health

a) Vitamin B - Good for brain health

b) Vitamin C – Good for developing a healthy Immune system (prevents colds)

c) Lycopene – Good for a healthy heart. It's an antioxidant that reduces inflammation in the body.

d) Magnesium – Good for bone structure and strength, muscle relaxation, heart rhythm, nerve conductance, immunity, metabolism and blood glucose regulation

e) Phosphorus – Good for the synthesis of protein, maintenance, and repair of tissues.

f) Potassium – Strong bones, healthy muscles


4) Improves Digestion

a) Watermelons are versatile and can be eaten or sipped. The liquid content helps to improve the body’s digestive system by allowing food to cycle throw more easily. The fiber in it allows gunk to move out of the body effortlessly and quickly.


Conclusion

In conclusion, with all these wonderful benefits mention, how can you pass up such an intoxicating fruit and vegetable? Watermelons are awesome, head over to the e-store and pick up a bamboo utensil set (bamboo spoon, knife, fork and chop sticks) for you and the kiddos and bamboo straws sets for both to help you enjoy your watermelon no matter where you. Also don't forget August 3rd, is National Watermelon Day.



Watermelon Smoothie/Popsicle

Serving Size (2 -4)


Refreshing Watermelon Popsicle for the Summer Heat
Watermelon Popsicle


(1) Medium watermelon

(1) Handful of blueberries (other berries can work too)

Ice Cubes (3 -6)

Place in blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with peppermint or basil leaves and serve, or place in Popsicle molds and freeze for later. Your choice.

One can always make a watermelon salad, including of watermelon and berries on top of some arugula, onions, and olives with lemon as your dressing. With a sprinkle of salt and pepper for flavor.

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