Summer Melon

Summer Melon

I created this after reading that watermelon and tomato had a flavor affinity for each other. It didn't sound too tasty, but tasting is believing!

If you want to get fancy, you can scoop a few pieces of watermelon out with a melon baller and toss them in as ice cube wannabes.

  • Tomato
    1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) 123g
  • Watermelon
    1 large wedge (approx 1/8 of melon) 572g
  1. Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.
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Benefits
  • Prostate Cancer Prevention

    Lycopene (from red watermelons) has been extensively researched for its anti-oxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It is reported to be especially protective against prostate cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention

    Cucurbitacins, compounds found in watermelon, have been shown to induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. The high carotenoid levels found in watermelon are also likely to offer protection against breast cancer.

    Tomatoes are a good dietary source of melatonin. Melatonin protects against breast cancer in several ways, including by reducing aromatase activity within the breast, thereby reducing estrogen production. Several studies of early-stage breast cancer survivors have found that higher levels of cartenoids in the blood are associated with both lower risk of break cancer recurrence and lower risk of a new primary breast tumor. Another study found that plasma levels of retinol (a form of vitamin A that is a by-product of ?-carotene in the body) also are positively associated with breast cancer survival in postmenopausal women.

  • Colon Cancer Prevention

    The combination of folic acid and the other essential vitamins in watermelon plays an important role in reducing the risk of colon cancer.

  • Arthritis Prevention

    The rich beta-carotene and vitamin C content in watermelon do wonders in quenching inflammation that contributes to conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Kidney Cleanse

    Watermelon's cleansing and natural diuretic effect is healing for kidney and bladder problems.

  • Reduce Water Retention

    Watermelon's diuretic action helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

  • Stroke Prevention

    The combination of folic acid and the other essential vitamins in watermelon plays an important role in reducing the risk of strokes.

  • Asthma Help

    The powerful anti-oxidant in watermelon reduces toxic matters in the body, that in turn reduces asthma attacks.

  • Heart Disease Prevention

    Tomato improves heart health by helping lower blood pressure due to its high content in potassium. It also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, which is one of the first steps in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

    The combination of folic acid and the other essential vitamins in watermelon plays an important role in reducing the risk of heart attacks.

  • Digestion

    The organic acids in tomato fruit and juice enhance the digestive function by stimulating salivary and gastric secretions, thereby promoting the digestion of foods rich in starch (such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes), as well as in protein (such as meat, fish, eggs and milk products).

    Drink a big glass of watermelon juice. It is very effective in aiding the elimination of wastes. Consuming plenty of this red juice will do a lot of good.

  • Lower Cholesterol

    Watermelon juice is healthful in preventing cholesterol from clogging arteries and can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Detoxification

    Not only does tomato juice have anti-oxidant and diuretic properties and improves the digestive function, it also stimulates the detoxifying function of the liver and kidneys. The overall result of these effects is a more efficient removal of toxins from the body with consequent improved health and well-being.

  • Antioxidants

    Several antioxidant substances are contained in tomato juice, including lycopene, betacarotene, vitamin C and selenium, which can be helpful in preventing the damage caused by free radicals to body tissues leading to premature aging and many chronic degenerative diseases.

  • Reduce Inflammation

    It is well known that vitamin C, which is highly dense in tomato juice, helps prevent and fight inflammation. A recent study has shown that tomatoes contain another powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which is particularly concentrated in the tomato skin that fights inflammation.

  • Cancer Prevention

    Several research studies have shown that lycopene, a carotenoid pigment found in the skin and flesh of tomatoes, may play a role in the prevention of some types of cancer, including lung, prostate and colon cancer. Lycopene derives its health benefits primarily from its antioxidant activity which is even higher than that of betacarotene. Thus, it is an extremely powerful anti-oxidant activity that lycopene acts as an anti-cancer agent.

  • Energy

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

  • Bone Protection

    Tomato juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium and phosphorous, all nicely packaged for maintaining the structural integrity of bones and teeth.

  • Lung Cancer Prevention

  • Improved Complexion

    Lycopene in tomatoes is said to improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays. Tomato is a skin food suitable for healing from internal or externally. Its rich vitamin A and C makes it helpful for anti-aging skin, skin imperfections and brightens up a dull complexion.

Conditions
  • Prostate Cancer

    Lycopene (from red watermelons) has been extensively researched for its anti-oxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It is reported to be especially protective against prostate cancer.

  • Arthritis

    It is well known that vitamin C, which is highly dense in tomato juice, helps prevent and fight inflammation. A recent study has shown that tomatoes contain another powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which is particularly concentrated in the tomato skin that fights inflammation.

    The rich beta-carotene and vitamin C content in watermelon do wonders in quenching inflammation that contributes to conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Breast Cancer

    Cucurbitacins, compounds found in watermelon, have been shown to induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. The high carotenoid levels found in watermelon are also likely to offer protection against breast cancer.

    Tomatoes are a good dietary source of melatonin. Melatonin protects against breast cancer in several ways, including by reducing aromatase activity within the breast, thereby reducing estrogen production. Several studies of early-stage breast cancer survivors have found that higher levels of cartenoids in the blood are associated with both lower risk of break cancer recurrence and lower risk of a new primary breast tumor. Another study found that plasma levels of retinol (a form of vitamin A that is a by-product of ?-carotene in the body) also are positively associated with breast cancer survival in postmenopausal women.

  • Menstrual Cycle

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

    Watermelon's diuretic action helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

  • Acidosis

    As watermelon juice cleanses the body of toxic wastes, it also greatly reduces itchiness that result from toxicity of acidosis.

  • Hangover

    Watermelon is mildly diuretic, which helps to remove the alcohol toxicity in your system.

  • Itching

    As watermelon juice cleanses the body of toxic wastes, it also greatly reduces itchiness that result from toxicity of acidosis.

  • Rheumatism

    The rich beta-carotene and vitamin C content in watermelon do wonders in quenching inflammation that contributes to conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Bloating

    Watermelon's diuretic action helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

  • Asthma

    The powerful anti-oxidant in watermelon reduces toxic matters in the body, that in turn reduces asthma attacks.

  • High Cholesterol

    Tomato improves heart health by helping lower blood pressure due to its high content in potassium. It also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, which is one of the first steps in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

    Watermelon juice is healthful in preventing cholesterol from clogging arteries and can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Constipation

    Drink a big glass of watermelon juice. It is very effective in aiding the elimination of wastes. Consuming plenty of this red juice will do a lot of good.

  • Cramps

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

  • Muscle Spasms

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

  • Stress

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

  • Colon Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Anemia

    The combined action of iron and vitamin C found in tomatoes promotes the synthesis of hemoglobin and the formation of new red cells, thereby helping to prevent or treat different types of anemia.

  • Fatigue

    The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this red juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps.

  • Cancer

    Several research studies have shown that lycopene, a carotenoid pigment found in the skin and flesh of tomatoes, may play a role in the prevention of some types of cancer, including lung, prostate and colon cancer. Lycopene derives its health benefits primarily from its antioxidant activity which is even higher than that of betacarotene. Thus, it is an extremely powerful anti-oxidant activity that lycopene acts as an anti-cancer agent.

  • High Blood Pressure

    Tomato improves heart health by helping lower blood pressure due to its high content in potassium. It also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, which is one of the first steps in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

  • Indigestion

    The organic acids in tomato fruit and juice enhance the digestive function by stimulating salivary and gastric secretions, thereby promoting the digestion of foods rich in starch (such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes), as well as in protein (such as meat, fish, eggs and milk products).