Forget the sidewalk pizza and turkey legs, it was all about the watermelon at Richmond’s 27th annual Watermelon Festival in Carytown! Nothing beats a hot summer day like a bowl of watermelon slices! Not only is watermelon a nutritional powerhouse, but one of the choice fruit to munch on during the summer! See how watermelons and melons in general keep you healthy over the remaining dog days of summer.
More melons, less problems!
92% of watermelon weight comes from water, which is a great source of hydration for after finishing a run, workout, and physical activity especially in the heat.
Melons fight critical diseases such as prostate cancer, eye disease, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, and anxiety!
A healthy sex life! The fleshy red melon pup has high levels of citrulline, which your body converts to nitric oxide to help lower your blood pressure and relax blood vessels. Let’s just say keeps, the pulp keeps you up!
Now you know! Get your melon on and incorporate it in your next pre or post work out snack
Jason Yu is Partner and Director of Marketing for The Hardwicke Group in Richmond, VA. His company specializes in new media, PR and influence with an emphasis on digital marketing strategy and reputation management. Jason enjoys keeping active by biking, running and working out on a daily basis. Jason has ran in over twenty running races including the Marine Corps Marathon, Tough Mudder, Richmond Marathon, and Xterra races. Interesting facts about Jason is that he is a music fanatic, in search fro the best macaroni and cheese, and aspiring “mixologist.”