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Top 3 Steps on How to choose a sweet and ready to eat watermelon without slicing it.

Top 3 Steps on How to choose a sweet and ready to eat watermelon without slicing it.

The Secret to Choosing a Delicious Watermelon Every wonder how to choose a sweet, delicious, and ready to eat watermelon at the market without having to slice into it? Here’s my secret in 3 easy steps: STOP. And look for a watermelon that looks heavy. Feel free to lift up the watermelon of your choice to check out its weight. Ripe watermelons are made up of 90% water, so the heavier the watermelon is the better. Compare it to the other watermelons, the heavy one is the ripe one. LOOK. Check the whole watermelon. Is it free from cuts, scars and bruises? Look at the bottom of the watermelon. This is the part that sat on the ground and exposed to the sun. The bottom should have a creamy yellowish spot not the greenish white color. LISTEN. Tap on the watermelon and listen for a hollow sound. If it sounds hollow, it’s ripe. If you don’t hear the hallow sound, the watermelon still firm and unripe. Enjoy your prized and wisely chosen watermelon!  ...

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How to Get Calcium Challenge

How to Get Calcium Challenge

Calcium Challenge Rules & Instructions If you have been wondering how to get more calcium into your diet, you are in luck. Just follow this procedure to start the calcium challenge. Each day, keep a tally of the mg of calcium consumed beside each family member’s name. The recommended mg for age and gender are found at the top of the chart. To find out how many mg  there are in the food you eat, visit: http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/bone_health/nutrition/ Remember, your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. You can get Vitamin D from the sun, fortified milk, egg yolks, saltwater fish, dry shiitake mushrooms. Each day add a “Daily Challenge” to encourage family members to try something new or do something they don’t always do. Some examples you can use: •    Drink a plain glass of milk •    Try a calcium-rich vegetable (ex. spinach, kale) •    Drink milk instead of soda pop The Daily Challenge can be the same for all members or each member  ...

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