By canning 4 ingredient watermelon jam you can put it up and enjoy that sweet taste of summer all year round.
Every time you think of summer, some of the things that will instantly come to mind are beaches, palm trees, backyard barbecue, and watermelon. Yes, watermelon. The mere mention of it may even make you imagine yourself getting a bite of it.
The juicy, ripe, and fresh sliced watermelon is no doubt one of the favorite fruits of many people. However, did you know that watermelons also offer tons of health benefits that make them the best snack during summer months?
According to Frank Bozzo, watermelons are great for your heart. That awesome red color of watermelons is courtesy of lycopene, the powerful antioxidant also found in tomatoes. Just recently, he scientific community has recognized lycopene as a very critical nutrient for cardiovascular health.
Eating foods rich in lycopene such as watermelon is associated to improved flow of blood through acting as vasodilator. It also revealed to have the ability of possibly lowering LDL or bad cholesterol that makes lycopene good for the heart twice.
One more advantage of foods rich in lycopene is that they help boost bone health through reduction of oxidative stress that often lead to bone concerns, aside from other health problems. Recent research also revealed that lycopene may offer an alternative natural treatment to prevent and manage osteoporosis, particularly in post-menopausal women.
Finally, watermelon is a good citrulline source as well. Citrulline is a non-essential alpha-amino acid revealed to increase blood flow and boost the use of essential amino acids while exercising. Make sure you add watermelon to your post and pre workout routines because it reduces recovery time following exercise and further help increase levels of growth hormone after resistance training.
Melanie Cooks has a special watermelon jam recipe that will surely make you enjoy all these benefits of watermelon in a more exciting and delicious way.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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