Do you like watermelons? 🍉🍉🍉
Learn how to eat summer’s favourite fruit 🍉
Watermelon must be one of Australia’s number one fruit eaten during the hot summer on beach trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and picnics.
Watermelon can be your best friend with health benefits or it can slow down your digestion and produce Ama (digestive toxins).
According to Ayurveda watermelon has a cooling and hydrating effect on the body.
It is beneficial in excessive thirst, fatigue, reduces burning sensation, oedema, bladder infections and it is also used as a diuretic.
Watermelon is over 90% water, a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B6 and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, folate and calcium.
This makes it very beneficial when suffering from dehydration (depletion of rasa dhatu).
How to best eat watermelon
1. Watermelon should NOT be served as a desert.
2. It should not be eaten in excess
4. Do not mix it with any other fruit – “Eat them (melon) alone – or leave them alone”
6. Always make sure they are ripe – unripe watermelon is heavy for digestion
7. Avoid if you are suffering from diabetes
Watermelon and mint juice recipe – Yum Yum
This is a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Watermelon is beneficial for Vata and Pitta but has an aggravating effect on the Kapha Dosha.
1. 1/2 watermelon peeled, seeded and diced
2. 1 tablespoon of mint leaves
3. Add a pinch of salt
Place it all in a blender and puree until smooth
Enjoy as it is or pour through a fine mesh sieve (Elva prefers her juice strained and slightly diluted with water)
Enjoy your watermelon 🍉 the healthy way 🍉.
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With love, your Lakshmi team
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