WATERMELONS: THE NEXT HEALTH FOOD TREND?
For the past couple of years it’s seemed like everyone is trying to incorporate kale into their diet. From kale chips to kale smoothies, the nutritious leafy green is everywhere. It’s still immensely popular, and its impressive nutrition cannot be denied (it’s packed with vitamins A, C, and K), but it’s no longer the new kid on the block. Another health food has entered the scene, and it’s a food you already know and love: watermelon. But it’s not just watermelon that’s making waves. It’s something a little deeper. Watermelon seeds. Most of us have probably never considered using watermelon seeds for anything except a seed-spitting contest. It turns out, like many other seeds — pumpkin, sunflower, chia, flax, and so on — watermelon seeds pack a major nutritional punch. They are a great source of protein, B vitamins, and magnesium. Like other types of seeds, you’ll get the most nutrition out of the sprouted and shelled variety. Eating the seeds right out of the fruit won’t do much for you, as they aren’t easily digested.
Watermelon water. Yes, another kind of water! And no, it’s not just juice. Watermelon water is pressed from the whole fruit, including the rind. It’s made much like coconut water, and it has a similar consistency, but a much fruitier flavor. Like watermelon seeds, the drink is packed with nutrients, such as lycopene and potassium. Plus, it’s effective at keeping you hydrated, serving as a source of critical antioxidants and electrolytes. Because of this, it’s quickly becoming the post-workout drink. Just be sure to look for watermelon water that has no added sugar.
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