Today it has been on and off raining and I love the rain! 🌧
While I was driving home I saw a magnificent double rainbow! 🌈
It definitely brightened up my day!🌈 •
After a long day at work fresh watermelon really hits the spot!🍉
✨Do you like watermelon?✨
Here is some fun facts about watermelon!
1. Protection Against Diabetes
When you consume watermelon, your kidneys convert one amino acid, L-citrulline, into another amino acid, L-arginine. The one-two punch of these two amino acids has many health benefits, not the least of which is protection against the development of diabetes.
2. L-citrulline for Recovery
The next time you reach for a post work out drink that contains L-citrulline, reach for a wedge of watermelon instead. The restorative amino acid helps accelerate the rate of lactic acid removal from your muscles, giving you a quicker recovery time after your tough workout. Watermelon also has a high water content, so it will help you rehydrate in one of the most delicious ways possible.
3. Heart Healthy Summertime Treat
Lycopene is responsible for the pinkish red hue of watermelons. It is also responsible for every shade of red tomato from the palest pink to the most garnet like reds. Did you know that there is more lycopene in watermelon than tomatoes? Almost one and half times more.
Lycopene has been proven to reduce cholesterol levels and the occurrence of cardiovascular disease in people who either take supplements or consume lycopene rich foods on a regular basis.
4. Reduction of Severity and Frequency of Asthma Attacks
Interesting new research is pointing towards a connection between vitamin C and asthma.
What to do? Eat more vitamin C rich foods, such as watermelon which has nearly 40% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C in just one thick, juicy wedge.
5. The Potassium in Watermelon Protects Nerve Function
Watermelon is rich in potassium, which helps to regulate nerve function by facilitating the passage of electrical impulses and messages.
Have a fantastic day!!💕