Summer Flavors: Watermelon
Summer and watermelon are a perfect match, as the fruit is made up of 90% water, it naturally makes a delicious hydrant. Ideal to be consumed on the hottest days, it still has the advantage of being low in calories and also bring many health benefits:
Lycopene, the substance that gives the red color of the watermelon, is very effective in preventing cancer. Watermelon seeds are full of “good fats” and magnesium. Moreover, they have some other nutrients that enhance vision.
2. Kidney cleanse
Watermelon has lots of potassium, which is great for cleansing the kidneys, and many antioxidants, which help to keep them healthy. Furthermore, watermelon reduces the amount of uric acid in the blood, thus reducing the risk of kidney stones.
3. Protects the heart
Watermelon has the ability to reduce blood pressure and body temperature. Therefore, it is recommended to consume watermelon on hot days, because it reduces the risk of having a stroke. Lycopene helps the heart work better and beta-carotene keeps your heart young and prevents heart disease normal that come with the passing years.
We love watermelon so searching on Pinterest for some Recipes with this tasteful fruit when we discovered this Watermelon and Goat Cheese salad that seens perfect to do in a very hot summer day. The recipe is from Ingradients.Inc and it’s very fresh, easy and healthy. I make it at home it substituting the Goat Cheese for Feta Cheese and I must say it was delicious!
Watermelon and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad
2 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup whole walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1Balsamic Vinegar and olive oil
1Salt and pepper