Eat Watermelon (the fruit of summer) For Good Skin Health

As much as I love to explore different facial products, what goes into your body can also have a huge impact on your skin health.

Vitamin A is an antioxidant and can be found in all orange coloured and/or red coloured fruits and vegetables.

Currently, it’s summer. What better way than to get your Vitamin A fix than through watermelon?

For many individuals , individuals perceive watermelon to be a source of sugar and water but did you know watermelon is a source of other nutrients? Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin A, C and Vitamin B6. A 2 c serving of watermelon can also be a source of potassium.

Here are two recipes to enjoy watermelon:

Watermelon & Tomato Salad

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

1 c crumbled feta cheese

1/4 c roughly chopped fresh basil

2 c chopped seedless watermelon

1 c chopped ripe avocado

1 small box Cherry tomatoes, halved (Axiany tomatoes would be my recommendation)

1 small shallot, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

1/4 tsp sea salt

watermelon avocado salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

12 c chopped seedless watermelon

1/2 c extra virgin olive oil

3 limes, juiced

1.5 tsp salt

3/4 tsp black pepper

1 c fresh mint leaves, chopped

1.5 c crumbled feta cheese

watermelon salad

Did you Know? You can eat the rind! Most individuals throw away the rind but the rind is packed with citrulline and arginine, two compounds that aid in healthy blood flow!

The first time I tried a watermelon rind was when I went to Charleston, South Carolina. It’s actually very refreshing. 🙂

I didn’t know you can also grill watermelon; have you tried? 🙂 This is a salad I had while in Charleston.

Wondering How To Pick a Ripe Watermelon? I have seen many individuals try different methods try to pick a ripe watermelon including: knocking on it for a hollow sound, smelling it, looking to see if the stem is still attached to the watermelon, etc. The truth is to find a ripe watermelon, you want to find a watermelon with a nice yellow spot. This means that the watermelon has been sitting in the sun for a nice period of time to ensure optimal flavour. Give this method a try next time you buy a watermelon. 🙂

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