I got a shout out from a friend, Margaret D. yesterday. She told the funniest story about how her grandma bought a HUGE watermelon for a Fourth of July celebration and Margaret and her brother ate tons of it. They noticed a cup about a foot away from them and tried to spit the seeds in the cup, each one telling the other they were better at it. In the end, neither Margaret nor her brother got one seed in! But they did get to eat that watermelon, which makes them both winners. So, why should we care about eating watermelon? Because sweet, juicy watermelon is actually packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, notably through its concentration of beta-carotene. Watermelon is also a very concentrated source of the carotenoid, lycopene. Lycopene has been extensively studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. So make sure you put this sweet and crunchy fruit that just SCREAMS summertime on your shopping list, not only for your Fourth of July barbeque, but for everyday eating as well. Check out Watermelon at my poem of the day! And remember, I will be reciting it live on television. Look for me on the WB11 Morning News on July 4th 8:35 a.m. Can’t wait!