Tuesday 19 May 2015

Cool it up with Watermelon

With the soaring temperatures, blazing sun and burning winds, its very important to keep the body cool and the temperature under control. The most common problem that we face in this weather is keeping the body water levels normal....scientifically keeping the body Rehydrated.

A lot of water is lost as sweat in summers and dehydration is, thus a very common problem in summers.

As a saviour comes the red fruit packed with lots of water and vital nutrients - Watermelon!!!

Despite the popular belief that water melon is rich in sugar and water only, it is nutrient dense power packed fruit. A common feature of summer evenings and picnic, this fruit has a lot of advantages associated with it.

First and foremost, the fruit is low in calories - 16 Kcals and 0.2 gm fat per 100 gm water melon. Its a delight for weight watchers.

With 95.8% water, its refreshing and sinless indulgence of sweetness - appropriate for summers!!!!

Watermelon also contains Vitamin B complex, vit. C, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine.

The low sodium content (27 gm/ 100 gm) of the fruit makes it highly useful for hypertensive people.

So beat the heat with this refreshing fruit and enjoy the summers and the melons too!!!!!