How To Choose The Best Watermelon: A Short, Simple Guide Is Here!

Watermelon is one of the best fruits which always tops my preferences!

Be it summers or winters, I can always have watermelons!

Do you know why I am so fond of them?

Among the many benefits of Watermelon, these stand out as immensely healthy ones!

  • It controls blood pressure
  • It helps in reducing body fat
  • Not only that, it also improves overall eye health
  • It keeps your body hydrated
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  • It helps in keeping your kidney healthy
  • Watermelon also works on your mood swings
  • It keeps your heart healthy!
  • It helps in delaying cancer occurrence
  • Besides that, watermelon also helps in boosting your energy levels
  • It is a very rich source of antioxidants, which helps in fighting against free radical damage in the body

So, I guess after reading the above points, you will get the reason behind why I am so fond of them!

How to choose the best watermelon for you?

Before I knew the trick to choosing the best watermelon, I use to get upset every time. I never used to get my type of watermelon! It was always unripe and tasteless. Every time I went to buy a watermelon, fruit vendor would fool me very easily. Later, I found out ways on how to choose the best watermelon!

These tips will help you in mastering your choice of the sweetest watermelon out of the bunch!

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Examine the field spot

  • You might have seen those light spots on the covering on watermelon. Those are called as field spots. Field spot is the part which was in contact with the ground throughout its growth period.
  • If the field spot is creamy yellow in color, then it means that it is a ripe watermelon.
  • If its white in color, then it indicates that watermelon is picked before time.

Go for uniform (shaped) watermelons

  • Avoid choosing those watermelons which have cuts/bruises/dents.
  • Bumped watermelons should not be eaten, as it shows that watermelon might be overexposed to the sunshine in its growing period, which is unhealthy and won’t have the desired nutrients.

Heavy ones are always the best!

  • Choose a big and heavy watermelon. This means that it is ripe and full of water! Those are best ones!
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Color matters!

  • Dark green color and dull watermelons are the best.
  • Shiny watermelon is a sign of being unripe.

Tap to get the best!

  • Make use of your hands. To be more precise, use your knuckles to this test.
  • Tap on the watermelon with your knuckles. If it makes a hollow sound, then go for it! it is a sign of being ripe.

Now that you know how to choose the best watermelon, don’t compromise on deliciously healthy fruit this season!

 Stay tuned for more life hacks!

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Shivam Chopra belives a lot in healthcare! Not just because he is about to be a Doctor, but also because he belives in the power of changing lifestyle! By qualification he is an aspiring physiotherapist which helps in giving him practical knowledge. He is also a certified Aerobic Instructor from IAFT and a Physical therapist from Manual Therapy Foundation Of India. He is also certified for Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR from Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

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