How to use watermelon correctly: a nutritionist told about the myths around the popular dessert
How to use watermelon correctly: a nutritionist told about the myths around the popular dessert

Nutritionist Alexander Kushch told how to use watermelon correctly and debunked the most common myths about this popular berry.

Watermelon is a sweet and healthy berry, but it is absolutely contraindicated in patients with diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis and obese people. It has the highest glycemic index. Despite the fact that watermelon is a low-calorie product (its indicator is only 30 kcal per 100 g), its glycemic index is 100. And everything that is eaten on top is deposited on our sides

- said Alexander Kushch.


According to an expert of the Useful Program on the Inter channel, in order not to gain weight over the summer, it is necessary to dose the amount eaten: “There is a general recommended quota of fruit for an adult - 400 grams per day. In order to avoid concentrated carbohydrate bombs, which cause a sharp spike in blood sugar levels, it is advisable to break this amount into 3-4 portions of 100 grams, and eat most of the sweet berries in the morning. The last carbohydrate intake can be no later than an afternoon snack. It is not recommended to eat fruits for dinner, as they will be successfully deposited in fats."

The nutritionist also said that watermelon contains a lot of fructose.

It is a very insidious sugar that promotes the deposition of subcutaneous fat. Therefore, those who like to eat desserts in the evening, combine fruits with alcohol or bread, get an explosive mixture of carbohydrates, which adds weight well.

- he noted.

And he also talked about the myths surrounding the popular dessert.

Myth 1. Watermelon cleans the kidneys

If the kidneys are healthy, there is no need to clean them. But if there is sand or stones, such a water hammer when eating watermelon can move stones and lead to renal colic and inflammation.

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Myth 2. In August, there are no nitrates in watermelons

Unfortunately, this danger persists throughout the season. In addition, a large amount of pesticides can accumulate in the peel, so you do not need to eat the watermelons to the crust. A large amount of nitrates is found in the crust and in the root zone, so you should not eat the light pink part of the watermelon.

Myth 3. Any watermelon is good to eat

Watermelons go bad quickly. If he “survived” the blow or rotted a little, then he is already spoiled. There is absolutely no way to eat it.

Myth 4. You can lose weight on watermelon diets

Judge for yourself, is it possible to lose weight on sugar or Coca-Cola? Unlikely.

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