Foods that are high in water content take up more room in the gut. This signals the body that you’ve had enough to eat and leaves less room for other foods. Many raw fruits and vegetables are chock-full of water and nutrients, but low in calories. Watermelon is a great example.
Watermelon contains vitamins A, C, B6, and potassium. It is fat-free, and high in energy. It also contains more lycopene than other fruits or vegetables, which may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
- Watermelon makes an excellent finger food for kids, or to tag along in packed lunches.
- Try cutting it into cubes and putting them on skewers with some other melons for a fun afternoon snack full of vitamins.
- Cut watermelon wedges and store in containers for a grab-and-go breakfast on those busy mornings.
- Cut watermelon into small pieces and fill a popsicle mold. Whip greek yogurt to thin slightly and pour over to fill in the gaps. Freeze for a filling, high-fiber, high-protein and vitamin rich treat.
How do you like your watermelon? Leave your answer in the comments section below, I always like new ideas.