Summer is the time to stay cool and hydrated. Coconut water and milk are great ways to replenish your body. It’s a great time to partake in fruits such as watermelon, peaches, plums, grapes, and apricots. Adding cucumber slices or cilantro to your water can give it that extra boost of refreshment during these warm months.
Since it’s light much later, take the time to enjoy outdoor activities. Go hiking, walking, biking, swimming, water skiing or try any new outdoor adventure. Check your local listings for exciting summer activities in your area.
Watermelons are a great summer fruit. The red juicy center of the watermelon is chalked full of vitamins and minerals. It contains high levels of vitamins C as well as Vitamin A, B1, B6 and magnesium. And, don’t forget about the seeds which contain iron and zinc. The lycopene found in the refreshing red part of the melon is great for cardiovascular health. Watermelon is also an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. This fruit is electrolyte rich which is good for keeping hydrated. And, the water and fiber can help with constipation.
In the United States, watermelons are primarily grown in Florida, California, Texas, Georgia and Indiana. Help strengthen your immunity and have some watermelon.