Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Watermelon for growing bellies!

I love the fresh fruit that summer brings along, but this summer in particular I cannot get enough of Watermelon!   Refreshing, light, hydrating --- just what I've wanted.   Coincidentally, I came across these Watermelon factoids yesterday on Fit Pregnancy.   Good to know!

*Ounce for ounce, watermelon is richer than tomatoes in lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease, boosts the body's immunity to infections and naturally raises the skin's SPF.

*Scientists have discovered that watermelon is packed with vitamins A, C and B6, as well as potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are important for the development of your baby's vision, brain, nervous and immune systems, and more. For you, potassium regulates water balance in the blood and body tissues during pregnancy. And you get all these benefits for less than 50 calories per cup.