For as long as anyone could remember, fruit has been recognized as a superb source of vitamins and minerals. They also play a role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. Research says that people who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. In fact, USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables for healthy eating. Although most children would disagree with that suggestion, here is one lad that wholeheartedly agrees.
This young boy shot to international social media fame because of his love for fruit—or at least his love for watermelon. While enjoying a cricket game, the young man was recorded eating the entire watermelon. Yes, rind included!
Dubbed “watermelon boy,” the boy appeared on television screens across Australia during the broadcast of a women’s big bash cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His somewhat strange and misunderstood technique of chewing right through the skin with apparent relish caught the eyes of many and he was quickly elevated to stardom.
His father is somewhat famous, however. He is Melbourne’s radio host and sports reporter Tony Schibeci. Later that day, dad posted photos on social media of his son fast asleep, with remnants of the fruit. Many were confused by the youngster’s love for watermelon, but most were intrigued. Within a few hours, the fruit lover became a trending topic on Twitter.
I am sure many parents wish their children would eat more fruit, much less a whole watermelon in one sitting.
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