The normal reaction for most people when they come in from the sun is to grab a bottle of Soda and down it one go. It is refreshing right? Wrong, it is harmful so why don’t you get refreshed in the right way by grabbing a jug of cool water melon juice. It has immense health benefits so here goes.
Water melon is delicious and extremely healthy, they are rich in potassium, a nutrient that can help control blood pressure, regulate heart beat and possibly prevent strokes. It reduces the risk of developing kidney stones and possibly age related bone loss. Adult should at least consume about 4,700 milligrams of water melon per day. They are also abundant in vitamin c and beta-carotene , which is believed to prevent heart diseases, cancer, and other chronic conditions. Water melon is a valuable source of lycopene, one of the carotenoids that have actually been studiedand proven to be of immense health benefits to the human body. Research shows that lycopen is helpful in reducing the risk of prostrate, breast and endometrial cancers as well as lung and colon cancer. Watermelon contains Vitamin A which helps maintain eye health and is an anti-oxidant, Vitamin C which helps strengthen immunity, heals wounds, prevent cell damage, promote healthy teeth and guns and Vitamin B6 which helps brain function and helps convert protein to energy.
Water melon can be taken either whole or as juice.
Water Melon (One medium sized portion)
1. Wash and peel water melon
2. Remove seeds
3. Dice into cubes
4. Blend with a blender
5. Pass blended portions through a sieve
6. Gradually use scoop to press it down on the sieve
7. Pasteurize together with sugar
8. Cool and serve chilled.