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Watermelon is one of the most popular fruits, but it is also considered a high-calorie and sugar-rich treat. Well - he's not. And if you eat it like this, you will gain quite a bit of health in one bowl >>>



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We found the healthiest way to eat watermelon

Watermelon is one of the most popular fruits, but it is also considered a high-calorie and sugar-rich treat.

Well - he's not.

And if you eat it in a certain way, you will gain quite a bit of health in one bowl

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Michal Suckman

Tuesday, 03 August 2021, 06:18 Updated: 07:21

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How to choose a watermelon?

The complete guide (Walla!) System

Summer is in full swing, heavy heat loads prevail across the country and it seems that the temperatures are just continuing to climb.

However, one of the great benefits that summer brings with it is watermelon.

So is this summer fruit healthy for us?

Is he getting fat?

Blown up with sugar?

On the occasion of "Watermelon Day" (yes, there is such a thing) we have gathered everything you need to know about this fruit.

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Is a watermelon really full of sugar?

No.

Watermelon contains 92 percent water.

100 grams of watermelon has half the amount of carbohydrates compared to 100 grams of pear, apple, nectarine, grapes and other fruits.

A cup of diced watermelon (150 grams) contains about 45 calories and 10 grams of sugar, no more than other fruits, despite what is commonly thought.

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So why are they so afraid of him?

Because we are used to eating a very large amount of it.

Sit at the sea or on the terrace, in front of the TV or with friends and devour it with great pleasure, but without measure.

To enjoy the benefits of watermelon we must eat from it in moderation.

So the next time you have a watermelon in front of you put a small amount in a personal bowl and snack on it slowly.

Combine hard cheese or a handful of nuts and almonds so that the absorption of sugar will be slower and the eating experience will be more lasting and satisfying.

What is so healthy about watermelon?

Watermelon contains an antioxidant called lycopene, which is found in fruits with a red hue such as: tomatoes, papaya and red grapefruit.

The same lycopene neutralizes various substances such as antioxidants that are formed in our body naturally or reach it from the environment.

This slows down the aging of skin cells and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and has a beneficial effect on our blood pressure levels.

The secret is lycopene.

A glass of watermelon (Photo: ShutterStock)

Studies show that the same lycopene, and another antioxidant called beta cortan, are used as a major source of vitamin A that helps protect the skin from the sun.

The same antioxidants in watermelon also help reduce the risk of developing various cancers, such as colon, stomach, prostate, breast, lungs and pancreas.

Thanks to the accumulation of lycopene, the body breaks down less fat unhealthily and accumulates less cholesterol and platelets on the walls of blood vessels, thus significantly reducing the chances of heart attacks in men.



Another advantage of watermelon is the acceleration of the action of the digestive system.

The large amount of fluids and dietary fiber, helps with digestive problems and constipation.

These and other benefits make it possible to incorporate it without fear even in the weight loss menu.



And what about the watermelon diet?

Well, if you eat only watermelon you are likely to lose weight, but more likely you will not be able to stick to this diet for more than a few days.

Such an extreme diet will usually lead to a significant feeling of hunger and your body will not get all the nutrients it needs.

Such diets end up eating binge eating and gaining weight.

How to choose the perfect watermelon?

Some believe that a quality and sweet watermelon can be identified by patting the watermelon with an open hand and listening to a deep sound.

Personally I prefer to pick my watermelon when it is halved and thus avoid a floury and less sweet texture or alternatively ask the jade to taste a piece of watermelon.

In the same way, we will ensure that we bring home a watermelon in a smaller quantity that will suit a balanced consumption over several days.

Who should not eat watermelon?

Watermelon contains a very large amount of potassium.

Potassium is a very important mineral and has many functions in our body.

It helps in the process of muscle contraction and fluid retention.

Potassium is important in sending nerve information through nerve cells and releasing energy from proteins, fats and carbohydrates during metabolism.

Increased potassium intake from childhood has been found to lead to blood pressure balance.

There is usually no concern about increased potassium intake.

Its excess, if any, will be excreted from the body.

However, there are various situations where the body does not properly regulate the potassium levels in the body, whether due to medication, decreased kidney function or another condition.

Excess potassium in the blood can be dangerous, so people who suffer from excess potassium should avoid eating watermelon.

The healthiest way to eat watermelon.

Watermelon with Bulgarian (Photo: ShutterStock)

Due to the high and available sugar content, people who have difficulty balancing their sugar levels should pay particular attention to the precise consumption of fruit in general and avtil in particular.

Diabetic, pre-diabetic and people with high triglyceride levels are advised not to eat more than 2 servings of fruit per day.

One serving of watermelon fruit is like a glass of cubes.

In addition, it is recommended to spread the fruit throughout the day and next to the fruit combine a handful of almonds / nuts or a 5% slice of Bulgarian cheese.



Michal Suckman, Clinical Dietitian, Central District Diabetes Institute, Maccabi Health Services

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