Believe it: Some of that ordinary food in your kitchen has medicinal benefits. Dr. John La Puma author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover's Road Map to Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Getting Really Healthy written with Rebecca Powell Marx, offers these tips for turning food into culinary medicine:
Store watermelon on the counter.
Watermelon has 40 percent more lycopene and 139 percent more beta-carotene when stored at room temperature than when ice cold. These antioxidants may help battle cancer.