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Post-Workout Muscle Pain? Skip the Drugs, Try Watermelon Instead

Long-distance runners and cross-fit athletes alike know it well: Delayed-onset muscle soreness is the discomfort that starts the day after a particularly grueling workout, caused by micro-tears in the…

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Watermelon Ice Cubes

YIELD 24 pieces Ingredients 1 1/2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 24 small mint leaves Instructions …

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

YIELD 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 pound watermelon, cut into chunks 2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped 8 fresh mint leaves, torn 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 pinch salt 1 pinch pepper In…

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The Ideal Fruit for Cleansing & Weight Loss

Do you remember how much you enjoyed eating watermelon as a child?  I do, and I still love to eat it every summer. Watermelons are great for hydrating your body in the hot sun. That's why watermelo…

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15 Delicious Melon Recipes

  Summer is coming to a close, and, with it, all those fresh, sweet and juicy melons. How sad! All is not lost, though, there's still a little bit of time left to enjoy the seasonal bounty. Ma…

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Watermelon Gazpacho (Recipe)

  Gazpacho is an ideal food for a steamy, end-of-summer day. Watermelon, I dare to say, is the most summery of all fruits, so it goes without saying that watermelon gazpacho is, perhaps, the p…

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Cucumber Watermelon Lemonade

Recipe: Lemonade From: Toni Okamoto at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! I picked some lemons off of my tree and spent $1.50 on a pre-cut 1/4 watermelon and cucumber.  I…

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Three Melon Fruit Salad (Recipe)

  It's hard not to be reminded that summer is coming to an end. But it's not over yet -- melon season is still in full swing! Embrace these last few weeks with this refreshing melon salad. Per…

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Purslane: A Healthy Fresh Summer Green

At Gardenista, we recently asked New York photographer and nutritionist Rebecca Baust of The Daily Muse to hit the greenmarkets in search of one of our favorite edible greens: purslane. In a genius …

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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