Nothing tastes like summer more than a crisp, juicy, refreshing bite of watermelon. It’s a staple of backyard barbecues and well-stocked at your local farmers’ markets this time of year. And if you can’t wait to slice into this summertime staple, pat yourself on the back for partaking in a super nutritious seasonal tradition — new research says that watermelon eaters tend to have a higher quality diet featuring more fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and other antioxidants, plus lower in added sugars and saturated fat than watermelon non-connoisseurs, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN.
Watermelon is technically available year-round, but don’t miss out on its summery moment in the sun because that’s when it’s at its peak. “During the summer months, you’re more likely to find melons grown in the U.S.,which means it has less travel