As summer is approaching, I’ve been obsessing with a new breakfast option lately… Yes! It’s as simple and scrumptious as half a frozen watermelon eaten with a spoon!
Watermelon contains a high amount of water (over 90%) and a small amount of sugar ( less than 10%), which makes this fruit be a fresh and low calorie treat… What a good start, right?
Watermelon is also a good source of:
– vitamin A (which helps maintaining healthy skin, teeth and bones),
– vitamin C (which plays an important role in boosting the immune function and which helps building collagen -important for healthy skin and hair- )
– lycopene (which is a powerful antioxydant and which may help prevent the prostate cancer)
Food Combining “Tip”:
Try and eat watermelon (and other melons) by itself first thing in the morning (or between meals).
Melons will indeed be digested super quickly. And so, if you have eaten heavier food just before or simultaneously, you will experience an uncomfortable “gasy” feeling in your digestive tract. Heavier foods (such as nuts and seeds for instance) take more time to be digested, and when melons are blocked by those foods in your stomach, a traffic jam will happen… Bacteria will then ferment your watermelon… and this reaction will cause… gas.
Conclusion: Try avoiding combining melons with other foods (even fruits).
PS: As always, try and buy organic or local food whenever you can.