A mouthwatering hydration suggestion during this Extreme Heat
Salt your watermelon!
Can I just say YUM!!
My mother prompted me to try this. Truly I thought she ruined a perfectly good slice of watermelon ~ that is until I bit into heaven! Talk about an explosion of flavors.
Adding salt took the sweet, sour and bitter usual, and morphed it into monumental sweetness. (Apparently salt knocks down any bitterness.)
This has become a staple in my house. With today’s dangerously high heat index, I cannot think of a more yummy way to stay hydrated.
In case you need more reasons to try this tasty treat:
1 cup of watermelon offers many nutrients, including Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, B5, and B6
Even though watermelon has a high water content, fluids need the presence of sodium to cause water to be absorbed into the cells of the body. Natural salts - Celtic Sea Salt and Himalayan Salt - are loaded with mineral nutrition that the body needs. (Stay away from iodized or bleached processed salt.) (Of course, keep your personal health requirements in mind. If you have high blood pressure, this may not be the treat for you.)
Salted watermelon is actually a great post-workout snack.
Kids may fight you when it comes to drinking water to stay hydrated... But they won’t when it comes to eating salted watermelon!
(Ok... maybe they’ll still fight... but this time it will be for another piece!)