We're pretty hard pressed to find anything bad to say about watermelon. I mean, how can you hate on something that tastes like a dessert but hydrates your body like a sports drink, all without setting off a calorie bomb in your belly? In addition to chowing down on a refreshing wedge at a backyard barbecue, there seem to be innumerable ways to use a watermelon: You can make adorable little melon balls or grill a few wedges to serve as an appetizer. Blend it into your morning smoothie or churn it into ice cream. Toss it with salty feta and call it a salad, or get creative and turn the whole honking thing into a boozy keg. There are some pretty amazing ways to use up watermelon, so don't be afraid to get creative if you find yourself with leftovers. Because, let's be real — the average watermelon yields 14 to 18 pounds of edible fruit, and who can eat that much in one sitting?
What to Know Before You Take Another Bite of Watermelon
Because it's so delicious, we have to wonder if watermelon could possibly be good for you. After all, it does seem like most things we love are terrible for us, so is watermelon one of those things? We're going to find out.