Watermelon: A Healthy and Tasty Summer Treat

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 1:03pm

Watermelon is a great food to include in your summer meals. In addition to being a fat-free and salt-free refreshing fruit, it is a great source of Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Lycopene.

Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives watermelon its beautiful reddish-pink color. Numerous studies have correlated diets rich in lycopene with a lower incidence of cancer – particularly cancer of the prostate, lung, and stomach. 

Check out this recipe for Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad for a yummy way to pair watermelon with tomatoes, another lycopene-rich summer food.

Enjoy!