You may be wondering “watermelon detox? Since when does watermelon actually detox the body?”
According to the Medical Medium “Watermelon is an excellent fruit that effectively hydrates, detoxifies, and cleanses the entire body on a cellular level.
It is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin which are excellent for providing protection from lung, mouth, pancreatic, breast, prostate, endometrial, and colon cancer.”
Sounds good enough, right? But does it ACTUALLY work?
While I was recovering from a chronic illness that left me bedridden for 4 years (no kidding, for 2 of those years I couldn’t even sit up without passing out! It was rough.) I started a diet that was very high in fruit in an attempt to strengthen my immune system and recover from my illness. One of those fruits being Watermelon.
Looking back, it is hard to believe that I once actually tried to avoid eating too much fruit because I was told it was not good for my condition and it could make me feel worse. I was told it would feed my parasite infection (not true), it had much sugar (not true) and too many carbs making it harder to digest (also not true).
Following the advice of the Medical Medium I started adding copius amounts of fruits back into my diet. Including tons of watermelon.
It was pretty crazy how quickly I started seeing improvements in my health. I almost immediately overcame the recent infection that I had been battling for 6 weeks and started feeling stronger. I was able to go for walks outside and start running again! Yay!
Since then watermelon detox water and watermelon slushes have continued to be a staple in my diet.
Watermelon Detox Water Recipe:
Here’s how I make it.
- Cut 4 watermelon cubes (works with frozen or fresh watermelon) and put it in a glass on filtered water.
- Add some mint leaves to taste.
- Lime juice from 1 lime.
- Add ice and drink away!