Summer heat may have you wanting ice cream, popsicles, or sweet drinks, but melons may be more beneficial towards your waistline. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, foods containing water decrease total intake of calories over the course of the day.
Barbara Rolls, Ph.D, a nutrition researcher at Penn State University, found that people eat about 3 pounds of food per day, regardless of the calorie content of the food! This is why melon and soup help control your appetite and your weight.
So to beat the summer heat, go for a bowl of melon instead of an ice cream cone. It will help cool you off and keep your healthy eating in check.
Tracey, Zoi Health Coach, RDN