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The Watermelon: 92% Water + 8% Delicious Healthy Goodness

watermelonMost people think that watermelons contain only sugar and water…It’s true…well…sort of… Watermelons are made mostly of water, 92% water, actually.  But, that last 8% contains some super awesome and important nutrients that your body craves!

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Watermelons are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cantaloupe and honeydew, as well as squash and pumpkins. While they taste extremely sweet, watermelons are relatively low in calories, contain no fat, and contain fiber, which assists digestive processes.

watermelon-slicesWatermelon has more lycopene, which is thought to decrease the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease, than any other fruit or vegetable, and is also a good source of vitamins A and C, which are both good for your skin. Watermelon contains choline, a nutrient that plays an important roll in a lot of bodily processes including sleep, memory, nerve impulses, and muscle movement.

The “water” in watermelon is full of electrolytes and makes for a great refreshing post workout snack! Not only is it delicious and hydrating, but it also contains the amino acid, L-citrulline, which is thought to reduce muscle soreness.


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One Banana, Two Banana, Three Banana, Four!

Did you know more bananas are eaten every year than apples and oranges combined? The Flavor Run LOVES bananas! So much so that we have our very own mascot, Bananalicious!



Bananas have no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. They are high in potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and B6, which support heart health, and have the amino acid, tryptophan, which is thought to be associated with good moods and memory.
Research suggests that eating just one banana a day may reduce the risk of developing asthma!

Bananas can be bought in grocery stores year-round and are versatile foods! Have you ever eaten a Vegan Banana Split? What about Banana Corn Cakes?


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Note: The information included above or on any other Flavor Run blog post is not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitute for advice from a health care professional.