4 Reasons To Eat Watermelon – Including 1 All Men Should Know About

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A summertime favorite, watermelon is more than just a refreshing afternoon snack – it has health benefits, too. Watermelon is:

  1. Low in calories
  2. Rich in antioxidants
  3. A good source of vitamins C, A, B6 and B1
  4. A good source of the carotenoid lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers

It is also versatile, lending its sweet flavor and crisp texture to everything from tomatoes to cheese. When choosing, look for a hefty, symmetrical, unblemished melon. A creamy yellow spot on the bottom indicates ripeness. Add this colorful fruit to your summer menu for a healthy way to cool off – perfect for any hot day!

Try the Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Salad recipe!

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