It’s a common myth that watermelon isn’t good for you. Despite a candy-like taste and high water content, it’s packed with nutrients.
Fresh watermelon contains vitamins A and C and is one of the best sources of the antioxidant lycopene. You can also munch on the seeds to get some protein and heart healthy fat. And don’t limit watermelon to savory uses — if you’ve never tried a watermelon and feta salad, now is the time!
Recipes to Try:
Watermelon-Feta Salad (pictured)
Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Skewers
Spiked Watermelon Pops
Jicama and Watermelon Salad
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »
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