Quenching Your Thirst for Watermelon

Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with cantaloupe and other melons, chayote, and squash. Watermelons likely originated in southern Africa, where they grow wild. At 90% water, the melons were a valuable and portable thirst quencher when natural water supplies were scarce or contaminated. Watermelons were cultivated in the Nile Valley from the second millennium BC. Watermelon […]

Eliminating Toxins

Enzymes in your body use many of the minerals, vitamins, and other phytochemicals  to catalyze chemical reactions inside your cells. In interdependent series of such reactions, called metabolic pathways, particular chemicals are modified, either by breaking them down or synthesizing them into new molecules. Your body uses metabolic pathways to maintain homeostatic balance. Toxins are […]