Superfood Tuesday

Emily Wharton


Not only is watermelon a tasty food it also has a lot of nutritional benefits. Watermelon is 92% water which helps you stay hydrated, it also keeps you feeling full longer! Watermelon has a lot of vitamins and minerals- Vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1, B5, and B6. Watermelon also has a lot of carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. This may be hard to believe but researchers found that watermelon contains lycopene and cucurbitacin E which can help prevent cancer and tumors! Watermelon juice is a good recovery beverage after exercise. The citrulline is responsible for its effect on easing muscle soreness. In a 2012 study, researchers found that watermelon extract can reduce blood pressure in and around the ankles of middle-aged people with obesity and early hypertension. Choline, which is found in watermelon, may help slow the progression of dementia.

Watermelon Sorbet Recipe


  1. Watermelon 
  2. Lime juice (or lemon juice)
  3. Sugar (if you want to sweeten it up)


  1. Prepare the watermelon by cutting it into cubes and freezing it
  2. Add the watermelon chunks to the bowl of a food processor, and add a little bit of lime juice. – start with juice from about half a lime.
  3. That’s it! Make sure it’s the texture you want and you are done!

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