As a kid, I remember watching Gallagher during his stand-up comedy specials. I could care less what he said (well, I was a kid), as the most memorable part of his act, aside from his outfit, was his grand finale. He would raise a giant sledge hammer and smash a watermelon into smithereens. The audience, covered in plastic, mouths wide open in excitement, would try to duck and dodge the flying melon pieces. And each time he smashed a watermelon, I couldn’t help but think why would anyone want to waste a watermelon!? This fruit deserves so much more than that.
Watermelons are the perfect summertime fruit. Not only are they bright and colorful, they are also sweet and refreshing. That’s because watermelons are almost all water….and vitamins, of course. You can get a good dose of vitamin A, to help your eyes, and vitamin C for immunity. Plus watermelons have the most lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable. This antioxidant is found in red fruits and vegetables and can prevent illness and disease. If that’s not enough, watermelons contain amino acids that benefit heart health.
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