Summer Snack Highlight

This information is taken from the Neace Lukens health and wellness newsletter, June 2011 edition.

Summer Snack Highlight – What’s healthy and delicious every day? WATERMELON

This summer treat is not just a great side dish at a picnic, it also contains many nutritional benefits. Watermelon contains lycopene, the cancer-fighting nutrient also found in tomatoes. Watermelon contains a compound linked with helping the skin heal and regenerate. There are 50 calories and 141 grams of water in every cup, so it’s low in calories and will keep you hydrated on a hot day. With so many tasty recipes using watermelon, you and your family can enjoy salads, smoothies and slices all summer long.