Sweet and juicy, watermelon is an iconic summer treat that's also healthful. A two-cup serving contains 80 calories, no fat, and nutrients such as potassium and vitamins A, B6, and C. Watermelon also contains lycopene, a plant chemical shown to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration (age-related vision loss). In peak season, from May to August, supply is plentiful and prices are low. In honor of National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3), here are cheap and easy ways to enjoy this healthy, tasty summer fruit.
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