Watermelon & Blueberries

Welcome to the first nutrition session. I’m always excited to find out that what I eat is really good for my body. Let’s watch today’s breakfast:

It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s Watermelon & Blueberrrys …and it’s yumm …

Let’s see: What do we know about Watermelons?

  • They are great seasonal fruits. Actually, if we look at watermelons from a scientific point, they are vegetables, not fruits.
  •  Watermelons contain about 6% sugar and 92% water and apparently every part of them is eatable even the seeds.
  • They are packed with some of the most important antioxidants.Watermelon&Blueberry Bowl /Sandy Brocking
  • They contain large amounts of beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, as well as many B vitamins.
  • They are known to protect our bodies from cancer including prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer.
  • They contain large amounts of vitamins that are needed by the retina of our eyes.
  • Did you know that the inner white or light green rind contains many nutrients? So even if that part tastes pretty bland it’s a great nutrition source for our bodies.
  • Did you know that watermelon seeds are an excellent source of protein and are also rich of many minerals?
  • Did you know that Watermelons are extremely cleansing and alkalising and are a great help to keep our body free from toxins and toxic waste?

What about Blueberries?

  • They have the highest amount of antioxidants of all fruits. This makes them major fighters to protect our bodies from free radical damage.
  • They reduce cancer risk, especially from colon and ovarian cancer and are known to decrease the growth of cancer cells.
  • They protect our bodies from heart disease and can even help cure the disease.
  • They are well known to lower cholesterol.
  • They protect our eyes from visual loss. They, for example, protect our eyes from cataract, Macular Degeneration and infections.
  • They increase our brain health. They make you think smarter and protect your brain from diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia. They are even seen to reduce the symptoms and severity of these diseases.
  • Blueberries are well known as a natural anti depressant.
  • They reduce abdominal fat.
  • They protect your body from urinary tract infection.
  • They balance your bodies bowel function.

Here we go. What a great combination of powerful energetic health boosters. Sprinkle some muesli on top if you like and you have your perfect, simply made, very tasty, refreshing and healthy breakfast.

Enjoy

Sandy

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About Sandy Bröcking

I’m a health professional, author and motivational speaker who is passionate to help people lose weight the healthy way. As I used to be heavily overweight myself a long time ago, I believe that successful weight loss comes from motivation and knowledge. My passion is to stop people being fooled by often expensive diet regimes. Believe me - losing weight for good is not as difficult as most people think.
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4 Responses to Watermelon & Blueberries

  1. annette hopler says:

    the millionaire show said that watermelon had the most &better antioxidants in them than blueberries! that was the question on the show & the “correct” answer was (they said)watermelon,!I ,myself,”question “their answer..I would have thought it is blue berries.TRUE?which is correct?curious minds need to know.Thanks..

    • Hi Annette,
      Thanks for the question. I’m not a dietician. For me they both have fantastic health benefits and I try to eat both as often as I can. It is known that watermelon is a summer fruit and therefore benefits our body mostly in summer and not on dark cold rainy days. So on cold days I’d say that blueberries are the better option.
      Sandy

  2. Sarah says:

    Watermelon is not a vegetable “scientifically” speaking. Botanically, a vegetable is the leaf, stem or root of a plant and fruit is the fleshy, seed-bearing part of a flowering plant. Watermelon is a member of the gourde family, which includes pumpkins and squashes which are also, technically speaking, fruits as they are the seed-bearing product of flowering plants.

    • Hi Sarah,

      Thank you very much for your comment. I know there is a battle on if watermelon is a fruit or vegetable. I had my information including that watermelon is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash… If you believe it’s a fruit it’s fine. For most of my life I thought it’s a fruit.

      I think in this case the question if watermelon is a fruit or vegetable is not that important. Way more important are the health benefits watermelon has for our body and if only a few people would more often swap their ice-creams to having watermelon instead, I think we would have much less weight on our scales and healthier bodies.

      Sandy

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