The many health benefits of watermelon

Start your summer with a healthy snack.


Summer is nearly here. It’s time for BBQs and picnics with family and friends. Watermelon is usually a summer staple at these events. But do you know just how good it is for your health?  


All about watermelon

Watermelon is very easy to get in the summer. To find one that is ripe, it should have a yellow underside and be heavy for its size. Watermelon is: 

  • Fat free 
  • Sodium free 
  • Cholesterol free
  • High in vitamin A

Benefits of Vitamins A and C

Vitamins A and C have many health benefits. They both support the immune system. Vitamin A is important for good vision and healthy bone growth. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in your body. It also helps to heal wounds.

Watermelon kebabs

Try this recipe for a fun twist on eating your watermelon. 

You’ll need: 

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Smoked turkey
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Coffee stirrers or straws

Cut the watermelon, turkey and cheese into 1” cubes. Place pieces of each on the stirrers or straws and enjoy.

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The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.