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The many health benefits of watermelon

Start your summer with a healthy snack.

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Summer is nearly here. It’s time for BBQs and picnics with family and friends. Watermelon is usually a summer staple at these events. But do you know just how good it is for your health?  

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All about watermelon

Watermelon is very easy to get in the summer. To find one that is ripe, it should have a yellow underside and be heavy for its size. Watermelon is: 

  • Fat free 
  • Sodium free 
  • Cholesterol free
  • High in vitamin A
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Benefits of Vitamins A and C

Vitamins A and C have many health benefits. They both support the immune system. Vitamin A is important for good vision and healthy bone growth. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in your body. It also helps to heal wounds.

Watermelon kebabs

Try this recipe for a fun twist on eating your watermelon. 

You’ll need: 

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Smoked turkey
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Coffee stirrers or straws

Cut the watermelon, turkey and cheese into 1” cubes. Place pieces of each on the stirrers or straws and enjoy.

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The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.