Watermelon is actually packed with lycopene, almost twice that of a tomato. It increases metabolism, and is loaded with vitamins A and C.
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Coriander is renowned for its anti-chelating properties. Heavy metals, like lead and mercury, bind to this powerful little herb and then the body is able to flush them out of your system. Super-hydrating watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. It has an alkalizing effect on the body, which is good for detoxing, and helps to flush the colon, kidneys, and liver. Dr. Ariel Policano writes that watermelon aids the liver in processing ammonia and converting it into urea so that it can be safely excreted from the body. The watermelon rind is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin B6, and citrulline. Evidence in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (03/2011) suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it an antioxidant effect, which reduces free-radical damage. Cucumber also contains citrulline and is an excellent food for hydration. While all that is good and healthy, I just love how light and refreshing this juice is — slightly herbal and slightly sweet.
The avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps plump the skin, as well as vitamin C and vitamin E, which act as antioxidants for a powerful anti-aging combination.
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Hot sauce in cocktails is nothing new — we’ve all had our share of Sunday brunch Bloody Mary experiences — but that’s just tip of the celery stalk. Hot sauces of all kinds, from Tabasco to Sriracha, mix beautifully into any number of different drinks. Make up a pitcher of Watermelon Sriracha Sangria for your next pool party, and see for yourself.
One of the greatest joys of summer is watermelon. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for a hot day. This watermelon salad is simple and quick to make. Bring this to your next picnic in the park.
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Traditional Mexican drinks, chia frescas are a great source of sustained energy and are super refreshing. Chia seeds contain calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats.
Watermelon has high water and magnesium content and bananas are chock-full of vitamins and minerals to help conquer a headache. Honey is also rich in many minerals that aid in blood vessel relaxation, which promotes the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.
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Our favorite fruit makes the perfect ingredient for a fiesta margarita. Val Harrison, of the blog More Than Burnt Toast, shows us how to whip it into a margarita — and she says that she's not even a fan of watermelon!