It seems as if summer has arrived early this year. For nothing else can explain the sudden surge in temperatures. But, being the eternal optimists that we are, we chose to embrace all the good that the weather has brought along. For starters, the lovely seasonal fruits! The fruit carts are full of them already. Juicy and fleshy watermelons are one reason we are particularly so excited about summers. But did you ever think that this yummy and delicious fruit can help you in many ways. One of the most important things is that it helps you in losing weight.
Today, I am sharing benefits of watermelon with you along with that I am also sharing an easy recipe of Matcha Watermelon Slush with you all.
How Watermelon helps in losing weight?
Low Calorie and low fat
Watermelon is the best fruit which helps to lose just 86 calories per wedge. Each wedge of watermelon also contains less than a gram of fat and is cholesterol-free. You can quickly shave hundreds of calories off your daily intake by snacking on watermelon instead of junk foods like potato chips, which can have 275 calories and over 17 grams of fat in just 2 ounces. If you cut just 500 calories from your daily diet, you’ll drop a pound per week.
When a person becomes dehydrated, which is surprisingly easy, he/he might experience fluid retention. Fluid retention isn’t fat gain, but it can cause bloating and make your belly look bigger. Watermelon is more than 90 percent water and can help you stay hydrated to combat fluid retention.
Eating less to lose weight isn’t easy if you’re always hungry. The solution key is to eat foods that help you feel full for longer. Watermelon is a good fruit for prolonging fullness. Each wedge has 5 percent of the daily recommended intake for fiber, which slows digestion and promotes satiety. Foods that have high water content, like watermelon, also prolong the feeling of fullness. Water from fruit leaves your stomach slower than when you drink a glass of water, extending satisfaction from a meal.
I am going to share a quick Matcha Watermelon Slush recipe which is very effective for weight lose.
HOW TO MAKE:
- Dice watermelon into pieces
- Scoop it into a bowl
- Add chunks to blender and puree watermelon until smooth
- Pour slush into glasses
- Add 3-4 pinch of matcha and slowly whisk it into ¾ cup of water
- Add ¼ cup of tea in slush
Your delicious slush is ready to drink serve and drink.