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Hydrating Watermelon

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A great summer season fruit; containing 90% water therefore great for  flushing your hard working kidneys and keeping you hydrated. It’s full Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A, Magnesium plus powerful carotenoid antioxidants.

FOOD AS MEDICINE

  • Great for hydration as this fruit is about 90% water.  This is not a replacement for water but rather a top up.  Your kidneys will love you too as that extra water will help flush more toxins out of your body.
  • Lycopene; a powerful anti-inflammatory substance helping to protect against oxidative damage to our cells. Watermelon has more of this than a tomato. 
  • Contains important nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B6, Potassium, Magnesium helping to boost bodily processes.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:  

  • One serving is about 1 cup or so.  
  • Cut into triangles, insert a ice block stick into the skin, then pop into the freezer.  Great for cooling down big and small people.
  • It increases electrolyte status  (minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate that help correct the balance of fluids inside and outside of your cells) thus keeping you hydrated; add a piece of watermelon with skin on into a water bottle with a pinch of sea salt. Drink through the day.
 

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