Summer Superfoods: Healthy Benefits of Strawberry and Watermelon - Cowboy Chicken

Summer Superfoods: Healthy Benefits of Strawberry and Watermelon

June 5 2024

Summer is on the horizon, and as the temperature rises and the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your diet with vibrant, seasonal fruits. Strawberries and watermelons are two of the most delightful superfoods that summer offers. Biting into a sweet, juicy strawberry or a crisp, refreshing slice of watermelon on a hot summer day is a magical experience, only enhanced by the essential nutrients these fruits provide. Rich in hydration, natural flavor, vitamins, and antioxidants, strawberries and watermelons are more than just sweet, tasty treats—they are beneficial to supporting a healthy lifestyle.

We’ll share a quick glimpse at the numerous health benefits and nutritional value of these fruits and delicious ways to include them in your diet, including the new sweet offerings at Cowboy Chicken to ensure you get the most out of strawberries and watermelons all summer season for a healthy and delicious boost.

Strawberry Powerhouse

Strawberries are not just a sweet summer fruit but a powerhouse. Packed with antioxidants, hydrating properties, and many nutrients, these juicy red berries deserve a special place in your seasonal diet. Bursting with vitamin C, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, strawberries help combat oxidative stress in the body, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease. With their high antioxidant content, strawberries shield your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Strawberries are also 91% water and are only second to watermelon in being an excellent choice for quenching your thirst and beating the heat.

Despite their sweet taste, strawberries are surprisingly lower in sugar than apples or bananas, lower in calories, and packed with essential nutrients like fiber, potassium, folate, and manganese. These nutrients support digestion, bone health, and overall well-being. From breakfast to dessert, strawberries can be enjoyed in various ways, adding a burst of sweet flavor and nutrition to any meal. Whether you aim to shed a few pounds for that beach-ready body or just want to nourish your body with wholesome goodness while they’re in season, strawberries are a delicious choice.

Watermelon Wonders

With its high water content, nutrient-rich profile, crisp sweetness, and delicious taste, watermelon deserves a gold star as the ultimate fruit of the summer. This summertime staple isn’t just refreshing; it’s also a nutritional overachiever that can help you stay hydrated and healthy all season. Watermelon is 92% water, making it the perfect snack for staying hydrated on hot summer days. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining bodily functions, regulating body temperature, and promoting overall health. By indulging in juicy watermelon slices, you’re satisfying your thirst and replenishing electrolytes lost through sweat, keeping you cool and refreshed from the inside out.

Watermelon is also packed with essential nutrients that support your health goals. This luscious fruit is rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidants like lycopene, a plant nutrient that gives watermelon, tomatoes, and grapefruit their rich color. Lycopene helps prevent sunburn, maintain bone strength, improve heart health, and lower blood pressure. Regularly consuming watermelon in your summer diet satisfies your sweet cravings all while supporting healthy habits, making it a win-win for your well-being.

New Cravings At Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Chicken celebrates the delicious benefits of strawberries and watermelons with a special seasonal menu for a limited time. Indulge in the refreshing Strawberry Pecan Salad, a perfect blend of sweet strawberries and crunchy pecans, or treat yourself to the delightful Strawberry Shortcake. This take on a classic comfort dessert combines fresh strawberries with a light, fluffy cake. Quench your thirst with our Strawberry Lemonade, bursting with fruity flavor, or enjoy the crisp and hydrating Watermelon Side Salad, an ideal addition to any meal. For a boost in hydration, try our Watermelon Tea, a refreshing beverage that takes our traditional tea to new levels with the natural sweetness of watermelon. These seasonal offerings level up your lunch or dinner with vibrant flavors and provide a nutritious boost, making them perfect for individual or family meals. Visit your favorite Cowboy Chicken today to savor these delicious dishes and experience the wholesome goodness of strawberries and watermelons in every bite.

While making your summer plans, don’t forget to add the vibrant flavors of strawberry and watermelon to your summer meals with Cowboy Chicken’s limited-time offerings. Order your next lunch or family dinner through the app, or give us a call to have Cowboy Chicken cater for your next picnic, grad party, family reunion, or summer backyard BBQ. Enjoy these delicious, seasonal dishes while they last, and elevate your gatherings with the fresh taste of summer!