August 3 2021: National Watermelon Day
National Watermelon Day falls on August 3 of every year. Watermelon is a tasty fruit and an excellent thirst quencher.
Watermelon is one of the most important sources of staying hydrated during hot and dry season.
History of National Watermelon Day
Watermelon is a fruit discovered in tropical Africa. Historians discovered evidence of watermelon cultivation as far back as 4000 years ago.
There are around 300 various varieties of watermelon in the Mexico and US. You can find pink, red, yellow, and white varieties in different shapes and sizes.
Watermelons are quite large and some studies reveal that the antioxidants in watermelon as well as the lycopene and carotenoid present in the bright fruit can reduce some risk of cancer.
The hard rind around the edge gives a smoother feel whereas kids are comfortable to hold and the soft inner red fruit is easy to taste for both the children and even for the older people.
This big fruit deserves its big day. Sweet and tasty watermelon is one of the summer’s favorite fruit.
How To Celebrate National Watermelon Day
To celebrate National Watermelon Day, have some watermelon for dessert at dinner, slice it up, and eat it plain.
You can have a big glass of watermelon juice for breakfast, have a slice of the fruit as a snack all through the day.
While going for a picnic, you can take some watermelon to enjoy the day by sitting on the lawn. All parts of the watermelon are edible so you can enjoy everything.
Cut up the watermelon, add some berries and enjoy the delightful sweetness of this tropical fruit.
You can also use the hashtag #WatermelonDay to make posts about the fruit on social media on August 3, 2021.
Aside celebrating National Watermelon Day, make this fruit a part of your daily life because it aids weight loss.
The elongated tough-skinned fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae, including watermelons, cucumbers, and gourds, are a type of berry referred to as pepos. Any small fleshy fruit is popularly called a berry, especially if it is edible.
It is recommended not to consume watermelons at night right before going to bed. Watermelon is slightly acidic and if consumed at night, it may delay the process of digestion when the body is inactive.
The best time to eat watermelon is around 12-1 pm when the digestion rate is high and active.
Watermelon burns belly fat. Watermelon is a hydrating fruit rich in lycopene, it will increase your body’s arginine levels, an amino acid that ups the body’s fat-burning potential.
At the same time the juicy red fruit helps the body burn fat, and also builds lean muscle. Just 1 cup a day helps you burn belly fat.
If eaten in reasonable amounts, watermelons should produce no serious side effects. If you eat too many of the fruit daily however, you may experience problems from having too much lycopene or potassium.