Watermelon contains over 90% water and only about 6% sugar making it a great fruit for summer weather. Being a summer fruit, it may not surprise you that it contains a lot of nutrients needed for the hot weather including:
- Potassium – Beneficial in helping with your body’s water balance
- Lycopene – An antioxidant used in skin repair
- Citrulline – Converts into Arginine in the body which can help with blood circulation
- Vitamin C – Important for skin repair and health
Strawberry, Watermelon and Mint Water
- 10 large strawberries
- ½ cup of sliced watermelon
- ¼ cup of mint leaves
- 6 cups of water
Clean and hull the strawberries, cut into halves or quarters, depending on your preference and the size of the strawberries.
Fill the bottom of a pitcher with the ice cubes. Top with strawberries and mint leaves. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water.
Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the flavour to infuse.
Recipe found on: positivemed.com