We love watermelon, especially in the summer. There’s so many wonderful ways to enjoy it, whether you like to cool down with watermelon ice, beat the heat with an easy watermelon smoothie, or you enjoy any of the other fun ways to eat watermelon. And if the fact that watermelon is fresh and delicious isn’t enough, here are some health-conscious reasons why you should be enjoying some melon more often this summer

  1. Improve Cardiovascular Health:
    Improve your heart health by eating plenty of this stuff.
  2. Soothe Your Tummy:
    Have an upset stomach or heartburn? Eat 5-6 chunks of watermelon (slowly) to sooth the pain.
  3. Reduce Blood Pressure and Improve Circulation:
    An amino acid in watermelon can relax arteries, reduce blood pressure and improve your circulation.
  4. Reduce Inflammation:
    If you’re dealing with any kind of inflammation, eat watermelon to take advantage of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  5. Treat Kidney Stones:
    Make watermelon seed tea to help treat kidney stones. Just crush a tablespoon of seeds, steep them in boiling water for a few minutes, then drink.
  6. Treat Acne or Skin Fungi:
    Rub the inside of the rind on problem areas on your skin. Watermelon’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties will help you out.
  7. Cure Constipation:
    The which water and fiber content make this a great solution for this problem. Just be sure not to overdo it with the watermelon as that could have the reverse effect.

Looking for a great way to enjoy watermelon this summer? Give these delicious fresh fruit popsicles a try. You don’t even need a popsicle mold to make them!