Use Your Melon: 4 Great Ways To Enjoy Summer Fruit
When you think of summer fruit, watermelon is usually one of the first to come to mind. From BBQ's to birthday parties, a giant watermelon is a staple at summer celebrations and the perfect way for kids to cool off with a healthy snack. A popular snack among both younger and older generations, most people fail to realize the health perks of this family favorite. Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. It's a great source of the antioxidant lycopene which prevents cancer. In addition, watermelon is also a source of vitamins B6, B1, magnesium and potassium. The antioxidants found in watermelon can actually stave off diabetes, colon cancer, asthma, arthritis and atherosclerosis. While most people serve watermelon as is, there are plenty of ways to get creative with the leftover melon.