Watery, sweet, juicy and delicious are the words that best describes watermelon, a fruit that is always known to cleanse the body and aid in weight loss.
Watermelons contain about 91% water and only 6% sugar; in addition, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamins B1 and B6, lycopene (an antioxidant), iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, fluoride, selenium, potassium and magnesium are also present.
This tasty fruit is also low in calorie, which makes it so better for weight loss.
Watermelon also helps to maintain a healthy heart, eyes, helps with high blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, protects the body from infections and the kidney from disease, watermelon also acts a natural Viagra for men, so men, grab a hold of this diet!
Even though this is a very good diet, consuming too much watermelon can be bad too as it contains very good quantities of potassium. 3 cups of watermelon contain about 560 mg of potassium.
Having high levels of potassium in the blood can cause cardiovascular problems like irregular heartbeats, weak or absent pulse and may lead to cardiac arrest.
High potassium levels can also affect the nervous system and motor control.
Watermelon diet is not recommended for those who have large stones in the kidneys, because they can begin to go out, not dissolved until the end, and as a result begin renal colic.
Older people and people with chronic bowel diseases may suffer from swelling, and patients with diabetes should consider the daily rate of sugar.
The watermelon diet works by eliminating as much fat as you can from whatever you eat during the course of the day and should be eaten as you get hungry, between healthy meals and drink lots of water along with exercise.
A diet plan that works for anyone but it is always important to consult with a health care provider first before any diet plan, although melon is a healthy fruit, consuming too much has a few side effects, some people may develop allergic reactions to watermelon consumption, like mild to severe rash, facial swelling or anaphylaxis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, gas and indigestion.
But, everything we eat good or bad has some adverse side effects which are partly due to its lycopene content which gives watermelon its red colour.
Too much lycopene which is a type of carotenoid in the human skin as well as other parts of the body can cause immune system imbalance and a change in skin colour.
But many people who use this diet have loss at least 3 pounds per week.