watermelon

Perfect Warm Weather Snack

I love this tip from Healing Lifestyles & Spas (1 of my favorite sources for natural health and beauty info):

Snack on Watermelon after a Meal. The amino acid arginine can optimize oxidation of fat and glucose and pump up some lean muscle. The water will also help you feel full, making it less likely you’ll snack unnecessarily after a meal. 

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Just in case watermelon’s deliciousness wasn’t enough of a reason to include it in your diet, now you know it can also up the slim factor!

Eat to Beat Sunburn

It’s that time of year again! While everyone is familiar with external protection from the sun (hats, sunblocks, etc) there’s also some internal options as well. Both watermelons and tomatoes contain high levels of  lycopene, which help protect against sunburn by neutralizing free radicals produced by sun exposure. Pretty cool, right? So make it a point to stock up on these two delicious fruits, especially during the sunny, summer months!

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Redactedrecipes.com has a suggestions for combining these 2:

Stacked Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad