The Wonders of Watermelon
I'm running a one woman campaign to bring back the love of watermelon. Of course I"m joking, I don't think I'm alone but the campaign is real.
A couple of decades ago, "we" decided fat was bad and therefore we stopped eating fat and started eating more carbohydrates and American gained weight.
Carbohydrates took the place of fat when we deemed fat bad.
When we realized we were gaining weight on the low fat diets and high carbohydrate diets were to blame...carbohydrates became the villain! ALL CARBOHYDRATES.
It never sat right with me that we would include fruit in the category of "bad" carbohydrates but since they were all bad, fruit became something to avoid. It didn't sit right with me because fruit contains enzymes and vitamins and the best filtered water money can buy!
Watermelon in particular is a great source of vitamin c and lycopene (anti-oxidants) and, of course, water! It's also anti-inflammatory and can relive muscle soreness.
It's been historically one of the best summer time treats! So let's bring it back. Enjoy a fresh, juicy, HEALTHY watermelon today!