Beat The Heat And Get Healthy With Watermelon!

Beat The Heat And Get Healthy With Watermelon!

 

In the U.S., July is National Watermelon month and the harvest peak for the fruit. Watermelon is a great way to beat the heat and get healthy this summer!

Watermelon seems to be a staple at summer picnics and parties for a great reason. This nutrient dense food full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants make an excellent choice for snacking.

Watermelon is 92% water and full of electrolytes to help prevent dehydration. This is a great choice for when you want to slim down for summer,and have the energy to keep up with all the summer activities! Watermelon is a low calorie option for weight loss and it keeps you feeling full longer.

Watermelon is also very alkaline.If you are looking for an alkaline promoting diet, watermelon is a great addition.

 Watermelon contains Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has had a lot of buzz in the nutrition world with good reason. In a study men who had the highest levels of lycopene in comparison with those who had the least were 55% less likely to suffer a stroke.

Watermelon is also helpful in keeping the body from a deficiency in potassium and magnesium, which can help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.

Watermelon has a cleansing affect on the body that can help prevent kidney stones. It is also very soothing on the digestive track and may help relieve acid reflux.

Increasing consumption of plant based foods like watermelon decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Watermelon because of its high fiber and water content can also help relieve constipation and promote regular bowel movements.

3 Things That May Surprise You About Watermelon

1. May help men with erectile dysfunction.

2. The rind is edible and contains blood building chlorophyll. Check out this article for many of the health benefits included in eating the rind.

3. The black seeds are edible and contain iron, zinc, protein, and fiber. Check out this article for some of the ways to enjoy the seeds and improve health!

Whether you are looking for a refreshing sweet treat to beat the heat, or have health and weight loss related goals in mind watermelon is a great choice to add to your diet this summer!

What is the one thing in this article that you did not know about Watermelon? Answer by leaving a reply below and if you found this article helpful, share with your peeps!

To Your Health,

Jenay-Pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenay Green

 

Sources: Mercola.com, Medical News today

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Miraculous Health Benefits Of Garlic

Miraculous Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is a member of the onion family and has been called the “wonder drug”. It is the world’s second oldest medicine.

Raw garlic works best as a powerful antibiotic that fights bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Garlic is good for fighting heart disease, two or three cloves a day can lessen the chance of heart attacks and stroke.

Garlic also contains many anti-cancer compounds and disease fighting antioxidants. It is great for colds as a decongestant and expectorant. The miraculous benefits of garlic also include boosting your immune system and lowering cholesterol.

Garlic can also lower your blood pressure, relieve gas, help diarrhea, and work as an antidepressant. Inflammation causes pain in the body, so if you are in pain try garlic, it is a great anti-inflammatory. Include it in your daily foods cooked or raw to see the benefits.

I suggest using a few cloves of raw garlic in all your salads. This is a great way to get more of this miraculous health benefits of garlic.

If you suffer from cold sores, you can cut  a clove of garlic in half and rub it on the cold sore to speed up the healing process.

With summer comes the annoyance of mosquitoes. If you become a feast for the bugs whenever you are outdoors,then rub garlic all over your exposed parts. Garlic to mosquitoes is like kryponite to superman!

You can also rub garlic on the affected area of athletes foot then rinse with cold water in a half an hour to relieve athletes foot.  If you have a sensation of warmth that intensifies try diluting the garlic with water for the next application.

Garlic helps stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes and can help with indigestion.   If Poison Ivy has you down then try boiling 4 cloves of garlic in a cup of water and after the the mixture cools apply it to the affected areas.

This is the season where so many are plagued with sinus trouble, here is a natural option to combat your sinus problems. Crush on clove of garlic into 1/4 cup of water. Sip up the garlic water into an eye dropper(make sure no garlic pieces get into the dropper)then use 10 drops of the water per nostril for 3 days.

For a toothache, get one peeled garlic clove and put it directly on your aching tooth for a minimum of one hour. I have a friend and her mother in law used garlic with olive oil to heal all her children’s ear infections growing up.

As you can see there are many miraculous benefits that garlic provides. God has provided through nature  a variety of plant life that brings miraculous healing benefits to our bodies.

If you have used garlic for any ailments please share your experience by commenting below. Which of these remedies do you plan on using that you learned about for the first time today?

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To Your Health,

Jenay Pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenay Green

 

Sources:

Bottom Line’s secret food cures” Joan and Lydia Wilen’

Nutrition Almanac Fourth Addition “Gayla and John Kirschmann”

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