July is National Watermelon Month, and two recent studies have uncovered new health benefits of consuming watermelon.
Watermelon season is upon us. I cannot think of a more refreshing and satisfying summer treat. On a hot day, there’s nothing better than biting into the juicy flesh of a cool, fresh piece of watermelon. Like most people, I chuck the rinds into the trash. However, recently, I discovered that this “throwaway” part of the watermelon is actually very nutrient-dense and easy to incorporate into your healthy summer eating plans.
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I come across stories such as the following. Apparently, popular pizza chain Domino’s attempted to create a watermelon pizza that actually tastes good. Yes, you read that correctly, and not surprisingly they failed! Watermelon has been quite the popular food lately on social media. For example, there was a recent TikTok trend where people were putting mustard on watermelon and eating it. Even Lizzo tried it. Again, unsurprisingly she did not find it very appetizing.
Not only is watermelon delicious but there are also so many nutrients and potential health benefits of eating this fruit.
For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is all about fun, relaxation, good food and drinking! This holiday may also be about spending lots of time in the sun and doing outdoor physical activities.
Your favorite summertime fruit may not even really be a fruit! Many sources report that watermelon is really a vegetable that is part of the cucumber family. Fruit or vegetable, watermelon is a delicious and popular food around the world. There are more than 1,000 varieties of watermelon grown worldwide, and watermelon is grown in more than 90 countries worldwide.
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