Watermelon is so refreshing, especially when the weather is HOT! There are numerous health benefits to snacking on this juicy fruit, too! Watermelon contains plenty of antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C. These vitamins are helpful for the growth, repair, and development of tissue throughout the body. The nutrients in watermelon can improve body functions such as forming collagen and cartilage, absorbing nutrients like iron, and building strong bones and teeth.

Watermelon is also rich in amino acids which help circulate blood throughout the body. These amino acids, particularly citrulline, can help lower blood pressure. Watermelon also can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. This is due to the presence of antioxidants, lycopene, and vitamin C which all work together to help lower inflammation in the body.

And watermelon also helps you stay hydrated – it’s even got “water” in the name!

Looking to add more watermelon into your diet? Check out these recipes from Liz, our friend over at IHeartVegetables!

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Avocado

You will need:

  • Watermelon (of course!)
  • Feta
  • Avocado
  • Basil

Head on over to Watermelon and Feta Salad with Avocado - I Heart Vegetables for the full instructions on making this delicious salad!

Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

You will need:

  • Frozen watermelon chunks
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Coconut water
  • Lime

Get the full recipe and helpful tips on making this smoothie at Watermelon Mojito Smoothie –IheartVegetables.

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