Helpful in Asthma Attack
Watermelon is a vitamin C rich fruit. It completes around 40% of the daily intake need of vitamin C, and recent researches pointing that vitamin C helps in the reduction of the chances and frequency of an asthma attack.
Promotes Weight Loss
The fruit is mainly water full of fiber content. Thus, it not only fills you up but also leaves you satisfied for a longer time as compared to any other sugary dessert.
Protects Nerve Functions
Being potassium-rich fruit, it contributes to control and maintain nerve function by fostering the passage of electrical impulses and messages.
Watermelon contains anti-inflammatory agents; the two known ones are L-arginine and L-citrulline. It cools down the inflammation and lowers its detrimental effect on the body.
Balancing Out pH levels
The pH imbalance takes place due to the diet having an excess amount of saturated fats, sugars, and processed foods, which results in more acidic in your body. Hence this change in the acidic zone will throw off the pH level. The alkaline fruit neutralizes the acidic components in your body and facilitates maintaining the proper pH level.
Trigger Digestive Problems
Nutritions rate watermelon as a great source of dietary fiber. In contrast, eating in excess amount may aid digestive problems like bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, gas, etc. Also, sugar compound and the lycopene content sometimes cause loose stools when eating the fruit too much.
Chances to Up Glucose Levels
Eating watermelon in large quantity may increase the glucose levels i.e. blood sugar levels. Remember, watermelon is a healthy fruit, but it is a high glycemic index fruit too. (Glycemic index of watermelon is 72.) Therefore, you must consult a doctor first before adding it in your daily diet.
Cause Liver Inflammation
Alcohol additive, be careful. If you are an alcohol addictive person; avoid taking a large amount of the fruit. It has a high level of lycopene, which may react with alcohol, and cause liver inflammation.
Over Hydrate your Body
The fruit is 92 percent of water, so, eating large quantity may raise the level of water in your body (cause water intoxication). If this water is not eliminated from your body; it can increment the volume of the blood, which results in fatigue, swelling in the legs, loss of sodium level, weak kidneys, etc.
Stir Up Cardiovascular Issues
Watermelon is a potassium-rich fruit which plays an important role in keeping your body healthy. On the other hand, too much potassium may set off cardiovascular issues, for example, week pulse rate, uneven heartbeat, etc.
To be continued …
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