Watermelon

Wondrous Watermelon: Why This Summertime Favorite Is a Health Boon

Red, juicy watermelon is a summertime favorite—and a nutritional powerhouse! For starters, watermelon is high in lycopene. This carotenoid helps protect against heart disease, UV-induced skin and eye damage, and prostate and other types of cancer. Watermelon is also a good source of potassium and vitamins…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…supplements) has been used for years to reduce sunburn in photosensitive patients, and more recent studies reveal that lycopene (abundant in tomatoes and watermelon) and astaxanthin (found in salmon and krill oil) also counteract UV-induced free radicals in the skin and the eyes. * Watch the types of fat you…

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Is Buying Organic Food Worth It?

…the least chemical residue are onions, corn, pineapples, avocados, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, domestic cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, and mushrooms. Buying organic versions of these foods is not really necessary. The bottom line is don’t let the higher…

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

…spaghetti contains 38 g, giving them GLs of 2 and 16, respectively. Therefore, they have dramatically different effects on blood sugar. Carrots, watermelon, pineapple, and other fruits with a high GI that were once thought to be inappropriate for people with diabetes turn out to be acceptable, while…

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