Usually, watermelon is included in the top fruits and vegetables that help you lose weight quickly. Often it is even based on a mono-diet. On the one hand, this attitude to this giant berry seems justified, because it has a lot of liquid and very few calories (100 g of pulp contains only 30 kcal). However, on the other hand, watermelon has an excessively high glycemic index, it has a lot of sugar and in large quantities, it puts a huge load on the kidneys.
So, the use of watermelon in diets for weight loss is possible, but its portions should not exceed 200-300 g per day. Despite the fact that this berry has fiber, which should provide a long-term feeling of satiety, after the watermelon, the appetite quickly reappears. The fact is that its glycemic index is 80 units. This means that after eating the pulp in the blood rises sharply, and then just as sharp falls the sugar level and the feeling of hunger quickly resumes. In addition, although the sugars in watermelon are simple, their excess does not benefit the body.
If in diets with a varied diet, watermelon in moderate quantities is quite acceptable and even useful because of its low-calorie content and ability to remove excess fluid from the body, then it is better to abandon the watermelon mono-diet. Eating the same product, the body does not receive a huge amount of nutrients. In addition, along the way, watermelon washes out useful minerals that were already in the body.
Finally, a huge load falls on the kidneys, so this diet is not just undesirable but contraindicated for people who already have problems with these organs or suffer from inflammation of the genitourinary system. Dangerous consequences can wait for those who have diseases of the cardiovascular and digestive systems or diabetes.