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Name This Cooling Food

This food is about 92 percent water.

This food has just 48 calories in 1 cup.

This food provides 19.5 percent of the daily value of vitamin C and 13.9 percent of vitamin A through its beta-carotene.

This food is also a rich source of vitamins B1, B5, B6, biotin, magnesium, potassium, and fibre.

This food is a summer favourite for many!

If you didn’t know which food from the first hint–it’s name includes the word “water”–perhaps you recalled that beta carotene colours foods red or orange.

Did you know that this food can help lower your blood pressure, improve heart function, support healthy muscles and nerves, enhance your immune system, improve your skin, and boost brain function?

Check it out, it’s watermelon.

Try Chef Luisa Rios’ Watermelonade:

In a blender, combine 4 cups of chopped water­melon with half a tray of ice and the juice (about 4–5 table­spoons) and grated zest of 1 lemon. Pulse for 2 minutes or until smooth. Garnish with a slice of watermelon. www.cookingjourneys.ca

 

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