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Guest Blogger: Watermelon and hot summer days

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn
Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

It’s now the end of July and the beginning of August.

The hot summer weather causes people to sweat a lot. Sometimes, excessive heat can make people feel weak. In cases like this, it is good to eat a lot of healthy foods.

Some of the best foods to eat during the hot summer are fruits.

Among these fruits are watermelons.

Watermelons have a nutrient called lycopene.

It is said that lycopene can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

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According to studies done at Harvard Medical School, people who have higher levels of lycopene in their diet are 33% less likely to get cancer than people with lower levels of lycopene. Also, an amino acid called citrulline that is present in watermelons, create another amino acid called arginine, which is beneficial for men’s health. Watermelons also have beta-carotene in them, which prevents the aging of eyes. It helps older people maintain their vision.

But what do I know?

I just found all this information while looking up watermelons on the Internet.

I just wanted to suggest that eating a refreshing watermelon on a hot summer’s day so that you can enjoy a healthy summer.

Also, if by chance you stain your clothes from the juices of the fruits while you eat them, know that we would be more than happy to take care of that for you!

Enjoy a very healthy month of August!


Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website  here.

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One Response to Guest Blogger: Watermelon and hot summer days

  1. Emilio Monday, August 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Great article! If anyone is interested in planting watermelon seeds, now is the last part of the season to do it. I recommend planting the smaller type of melons as opposed to the more large varieties.

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