Sunday, September 9, 2012

Watermelon Slushy

Why should you eat watermelon?

Watermelon is very detoxifying. It's rich in lycopene, which has been shown to protect against a growing list of cancers. Lycopene also protects against heart disease, and protect our DNA inside white blood cells.  Watermelon is higher in lycopene than tomatoes.

Watermelon is abundant in B Vitamins, which are crucial for energy production.  Watermelon delivers more nutrients per calorie, as it is so water-dense, making it an outstanding fruit to consume both pre and post work-out.

Half a watermelon contains over 12,000 IU's of Vitamin A, which keeps your eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist.  It also neutralizes free radicals that cause tissue and cellular damage.

Watermelon contains citrulline, a compound that helps relax blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra.  It's also beneficial to the heart, circulatory and immune system.

Watermelon improves our body's defense system via high concentrations of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps ward off illness and helps our bodies combat daily pollution and environmental stress.

Recipe for an easy Watermelon Slushy
Tip: Always use seeded, organic watermelons. 

To make:
• freeze three cups of watermelon chunks overnight and
• blend with 2-1/2 cups coconut water.

Pour, garnish and enjoy!


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