It is said that Joseph Pilates called child’s pose, a little slice of heaven, for in the midst of a workout, it is just that. In the midst of a hot summer day, I am thinking a slice of watermelon is also a slice of heaven. Consisting of 92% water, it is one of the most refreshing ways to hydrate on a hot, summer day. Not only is it refreshing and sweet but it has beta-carotene and flavonoids that reduce sunburn and skin damage caused by UV-B rays. It also has lycopene, a powerful antioxidant known for fighting inflammation and promoting cardiovascular health. Packed with vitamins A and C, you can also cut some up and mash it in a shaker with the back of a spoon and add then fill the shaker with water, shake and pour over a glass of ice. You can add some fresh lime slices and mint leaves to make it into a the perfect summer drink for the whole family. Or add some vodka for the grown ups! However you enjoy it, it will be a little slice of heaven, so make sure to include watermelon to your weekly summer grocery shopping list.
Hi Bonni. I wish I could have some watermelon, but fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), I’m in Hawaii right now and there are no watermelons. Lilikois though, those are good. 🙂
You forgot to mention that watermelon is also alkalizing. My mom is always harping on the alkalizing foods, such as watermelon.
There are worse places to be than, Hawaii, Raederle! And I think you have mangoes this time of year, right! We do, too. Also, got your email and will respond shortly. Thanks!