Day 2 ~ Melon Detox

Today, it's all about Watermelon!

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that’s also good for you. It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

Here are the top 9 health benefits of eating watermelon.

1. Helps You Hydrate : Watermelon has a high water content. This makes it hydrating and helps you feel full.

2. Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Plant Compounds : Watermelon is a low-calorie fruit high in

some nutrients, especially carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E.

3. Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer : Some compounds in watermelon, including cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent cancer, though study results are mixed.

4. May Improve Heart Health : Watermelon has several heart-healthy components, including lycopene, citrulline and other vitamins and minerals.

5. May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress : Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory

antioxidants found in watermelon. Inflammation is linked to many chronic

diseases.

6. May Help Prevent Macular Degeneration : Lycopene may help keep eyes healthy and protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

7. May Help Relieve Muscle Soreness : Watermelon juice has some potential as a recovery beverage after exercise. Citrulline may be partially responsible for its effect of easing muscle soreness.

8. Is Good for Skin and Hair : Several nutrients in watermelon are good for your hair and skin. Some help keep skin supple while others protect against sunburn.

9. Can Improve Digestion : Fiber and water are important for healthy digestion. Watermelon contains both.


Watermelon Menu

When you cut into a perfectly ripe cantaloupe, what you’ll notice first is its fragrance: honey-scented, floral and slightly musky. You’ll know you picked a good one if its juicy and well-hydrated on the inside.


☐Wake Up

Lemon + Ginger Herbal Tea


☐Breakfast

Watermelon BOWL with a few Blueberries, mango and banana slices, a splash of Coconut Yoghurt and a sprinkle of chai seeds


☐Lunch

Watermelon Immune Booster Juice

Combine ingredients into a blender:

  • 1/2 watermelon cubed,

  • 250ml orange juice

  • 8 strawberries, halved,

  • a knub of fresh ginger

  • mint optional


☐Afternoon Snack

DIPS : Hummus with Celery + Carrot Sticks



☐Dinner

Watermelon SALAD with olives + feta:

  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon, seeded, cubed bite size pieces

  • 1/2 cup black pitted olives,

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil,

  • 1 tbsp fresh lime

Garnish with:

  • 1/4 cup chopped mint,


☐Dessert

Fresh Watermelon PIECES + Pukka detox tea ~ a clean fusion of organic aniseed, fennel + cardamom


You are always welcome anytime to have an extra water, coconut juice or herbal tea


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