Lime-Cilantro Grilled Watermelon

Registered Dietician

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Grilled watermelon on a plate
Watermelon is in its peak season from May to August each year. During this time, you are likely to find sweeter and less expensive options.
To pick a ripe watermelon, look for the patch where the melon would have been on the ground. If the melon is ripe, this area will be yellow. Ripe melons will also have a hollow sound when you slap or tap them.
Cilantro’s deep-green leaves contain antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins and dietary fiber, which helps reduce LDL; otherwise known as “bad cholesterol”— an important defense against heart disease and obesity.
Red foods including watermelon contain the pigment Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and prevent heart attacks.
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