I have a confession to make. I am in a deep, deep love. It is the kind of love that is so naturally sweet you can almost taste it, and it’s delicious. So who is this person that leaves me wanting more? Actually tis no person at all but
WATERMELON!!! Yes, watermelon.
The round green and white striped wonder with flesh that when perfectly ripe is a nectarous joy in your mouth.
Associated with summer fun, BBQs, and Beyonce (she been drankin…actually ok Beyonce isn’t talking about the fruit) it’s impossible to be mad eating the juicy melon. If you don’t like watermelon you better be ready to give me at least three reasons as to why we are still friends. To be fair I’ll give you 3 reasons why watermelon is the best thing ever.
Reason 1: Bad Meaning Good Melon
I could literally eat watermelon everyday during the season, but the crispy melons only. It’s almost disappointing when I cut a watermelon and it’s mushy but then I remember I can make juice! Super easy. All you need is a blender and watermelon. Blend the watermelon then strain it. Now you can get fancy and blend it with mint or basil and add a touch of lemon or sugar. But the simple version normally works out. It’s also a great thing to mix with liquor.
Reason 2: Perfect Party Pal
Watermelon is the seriously a superb thing to bring to a BBQ or anywhere you have to bring that obligatory food item. Not only is it delicious, it’s relatively cheap and you can impress your friends by your fancy cutting skills. Plus lugging it around the city is a great workout! Ohhh, what’s that you’re thinking? You never buy that actual full watermelon because you don’t know how to cut it/you’re lazy? No worries. I am here to save your day!
Reason 3: It’s good for you too!
Scientists are finding out more about how this red-fleshed fruit actually helps the body. The lycopene it contains is important for cardiovascular health and newer research shows bone health as well. There is also an amino acid called citrulline watermelon contains that helps prevent excess fat accumulation. Not to mention it’s high vitamin C content and hydrating properties! Because of its water and fiber content it also make your digestive track work just a little better. 1 cup is only 43 calories. You could eat 6 cups of watermelon or a candy bar. The list seriously goes on and on, but I’ll stop.
So what are you waiting for? I know your mouth is watering for watermelon! (lame joke) Also even though I am guilty of buying pre cut watermelon because I myself am lazy (hard to believe, right?) I have to say DON’T DO IT! It’s so bad for the environment, all that plastic, and your wallet. A whole watermelon that is like 12 servings is indisputably cheaper. For more facts about watermelon visit this link, really good tips on how to choose a ripe melon near the bottom.