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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Stay Hydrated
Today is National Watermelon Day, the perfect time to celebrate this sweet summer treat. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and contains lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases.
Looking to stay hydrated on a hot summer day? This fruit is made of more than 90 percent water — the perfect choice to quench your thirst and enjoy a healthy snack. Sliced watermelon is always a crowd favorite, but this summer, get creative:
- Pair with shrimp on a kabob.
- Use watermelon in place of tomatoes in a citrus salsa.
- Carve a watermelon to use as a bowl and fill with fruit salad.
- Carmelize watermelon slices on the grill, then drizzle with honey, lime and a pinch of salt.
For more tips on healthy summer snacks, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our EatRight Nutrition Tips section.
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