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Major Side Effects Of Watermelon You Probably Didn’t Know About
Watermelon is one of the fruits that have a high water content which in turns helps the glow you wish to have on your skin. This delicious fruit has about 92 percent of water and considered both a fruit and a vegetable. Due to its great health and beauty benefits, you might be tempted to take a lot of the fruit which might be dangerous to your health.
You know the saying that goes, ‘too much of everything is bad’; despite its marvelous benefits, eating watermelon in large quantity can actually cause harm to your body. Below are some side effect of consuming too many watermelons.
Watermelon is rich in potassium, a mineral that controls your heart rate. One wedge has roughly 320 mg of potassium and while this is far from the recommended daily intake of 4,700 mg, it can accumulate if you eat too many. Too much of potassium can lead to cardiovascular problems like irregular heartbeat, weak pulse rate, et al.
2.Development of Liver Inflammation
People who drink alcohol regularly should avoid having large quantities of watermelon as the high level of lycopene may react with alcohol, further causing liver inflammation. Excessive oxidative stress on the liver can be harmful.
Watermelon is an excellent source of water and an equally great source of dietary fiber. However, consuming in large quantity may give rise to digestive problems like diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, gas and so on. The fruit contains sorbitol that is a sugar compound, which is known to encourage loose stools and gas issues.
4. May Increase Glucose Levels
If you are a diabetic, chances are loading up on, too, much watermelon may increase blood sugar levels. It may be a healthy fruit, but it has a high glycemic index. Always ensure consulting a doctor before you consume it on a daily basis.
5. Fall In The Blood Pressure Level
Excessive consumption of watermelon can lead to a dip in the body’s blood pressure level. If a person suffers from low blood pressure, it is best to avoid watermelon in all its form.
6. Could Cause Over-Hydration Or Water Intoxication
Water intoxication or over-hydration is a condition when your body has an excess of water in it, which leads to loss of sodium content. Consuming a large quantity of watermelon may increase the level of water in our body. If the excess water is not excreted, it can lead to an increase in the volume of the blood, further causing swelling in the legs, exhaustion, weak kidneys, et al. It may also lead to loss of sodium levels in the body.
7. Increases Sugar Level During Pregnancy
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. So, it’s advisable for pregnant women to stop eating watermelon for a few months.