One of the best treats of summer is the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. My favorite fruit is watermelon (which by the way is also a vegetable). There are many nutritional benefits to watermelon as it contains Vitamins A, B and C. According to webmd.com, “Watermelon contains high concentrations of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases,” (http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/fruit-of-the-month-watermelon)
In addition to being good for you, I believe watermelon possesses a beauty benefit for the skin. I’m convinced there is something in watermelon that keeps skin looking vibrant and youthful. I know it sounds crazy, but eating watermelon gives a quick boost to your complexion. Look in the mirror after eating a piece of watermelon and you will notice a certain glow to your face. Watermelon is about 92% water so it will also hydrate your skin.
When watermelon is in season, I eat at least two slices a day. I usually incorporate watermelon as part of my meal. At breakfast, it makes a great side to an egg-white omelette. It is also refreshing after a protein shake. If you don’t already, try adding watermelon to your diet on a regular basis. It’s delicious and good for your skin.