Thursday, May 27, 2010

seed-spittin' craving

All I can think about is watermelon.


I've had little tastes during  meetings where I selfishly fish through the fruit bowl for those watery red cubes. And since we're going camping this weekend where I can let the juices drip all over the ground instead of my clothes, eating as much as possible is my top priority. Plus I am fairly certain I can spit farther than the hubs.

Turns out, watermelon is also good for you and not just for hydration.

Health benefits
- Excellent source of Vitamin C and beta carotene. Also, watermelon is the lycopene king which is a potent antioxidant. The concentration is highest compared to any other fruit or vegetable.
- High in citrulline, which is a necessary amino acid to make other amino acids. It also relaxes the blood vessels along with its partner arginine, which is the same effect of the drug Viagra. So if you're in need...
- High concentration of Vitamin B6, which promotes brain activity that helps you cope with anxiety.
- Sweet taste but very low in calorie = great for cravings!

Or you can infuse it with vodka if you don't care about the hydration factor. Find out how here.

Fun fact: Most commercial watermelons are grown in Russia though the watermelon originated in Southern Africa. Want to know more? Check out the World Healthiest's Foods site for nutritional info and history of what you're eating.

2 comments:

  1. I loveee watermelon & now I'm definitely craving it!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I've been the same way for the past week! I was so upset when I went to the commissary and they were out. I definitely need to get some for this weeked :o)

    ~Naomi

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