Who should not eat watermelon?

15.01.2020 09:16


Watermelons are not just tasty and refreshing but are healthy too! But like everything else, too much consumption of watermelon can create problems for your body. However, watermelon is not suitable for everyone, so who should not eat watermelon?

1. People with mouth ulcer

Traditional medicine says that mouth ulcers are due to an internal heat deficiency that watermelon can pass through the urinary tract. If patient with mouth ulcer overeat watermelon, it exerts fluid out of your body that is needed to treat mouth ulcers. So when having mouth ulcer, you should not consume watermelon because it will make your illness worse. Besides, you should also provide water for your body to heal mouth ulcer quickly.

2. People with kidney disease

Everyone knows that watermelon helps urinate, exert fluid out out of your body. For people with kidney failure, their kidney function is greatly reduced, so they often have leg swelling. If these patients eat too much watermelon, there’re a lot of water in their body that can’t be exerted in time. In this case, excess fluid will be stored, which will make swelling worse and may even cause acute heart failure. Therefore, patients with kidney failure should eat less or not eat watermelon.


Watermelon is not suitable for those with kidney failure

3. Diabetics

When an individual is insulin resistant, then the blood sugar level tends to stay put in the blood. It does not enter into the cells of the body. When there is a shortfall of glucose in the cells, then more amount of insulin is manufactured. Both the blood and the sugar remain in the blood, which can affect the triglyceride levels in the body. Watermelon, full of with natural sugar can cause a spike in the sugar level of the body. That is why diabetics should avoid consuming watermelon.


Watermelon is not good for diabetics

4. People with upset stomach

Watermelon has a reputation of being mostly water, but it is also high in three carbohydrates that are possibly irritating to your gut: oligosaccharides, fructose and polyols (sugar alcohols). If you are yearning for a tropical fruit, pineapple is a good substitute.


People with upset stomach should not consume watermelon

5. Eat watermelon alone

Watermelon contains a large amount of water, it will dilute gastric juice of the digestive tract in your stomach. Therefore, eating watermelon before and after meals will affect digestion and food absorption.

A large amount of water in watermelon will dilute the gastric juice, causing indigestion and affect digestion.

Watermelon is good for health but don’t eat too much. Otherwise it will cause diarrhea, abdominal distension, anorexia…

6. Pregnant

Gestational diabetes is a common, yet serious health issue that plagues many pregnant women. Consuming large quantities of watermelons increases blood sugar level, which leads to gestational diabetes. Moreover, eating watermelon can make pregnant women have abdominal pain and diarrhea. So, pregnant women should stop eating watermelon for a few months! Better safe than sorry!

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Pregnant women shouldn’t overeat watermelon

In additions, if you have cold and cough, it’s better to avoid watermelon in your daily diet.

Hope that this article will let you know more useful information about foods that can be added in your daily diet.