Is watermelon! Now that we’re turning the corner into warmer weather, expect to see more of this flowering fruit around, in both its natural state and watermelon-flavored things.
Some of the health benefits of watermelon? Healthline.com shares these:
It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.
Drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated. Interestingly, watermelon is 92% water, and high water content is one of the reasons why fruits and vegetables help you feel full. The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories.
One cup (154 grams) of watermelon includes these vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
- Potassium: 5% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
- Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Here’s a link to an easy watermelon sorbet recipe from thethingswellmake.com
Here’s the link to the CNN article I shared about a possible shortage of gasoline trucks this summer.
Who Am I? Trivia…
- I was born today in 1964 in Cincinnati
- I attended Moeller High School and got a scholarship to play both football and baseball at Michigan
- I eventually stayed with baseball
- I played for my hometown team, winning a World Series in 1990
- I was the National League MVP in 1995 and a 12-time all-star
- I was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012
- The team retired my number, 11.
I am former Cincinnati Red, Barry Larkin. Congratulations to Ron from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.
Thanks for listening!