benefits, harms, calories and is it possible to watermelon while breastfeeding

Eat­ing water­mel­on on sum­mer days — what could be bet­ter? Water­mel­on is deli­cious, juicy, sweet and its bright flesh beck­ons when it is in the refrig­er­a­tor. In the new arti­cle we will tell you every­thing about water­mel­on!


In the hot sum­mer, water­mel­on saves from stuffi­ness and is not weak­ly so refresh­ing. It becomes an ingre­di­ent for many sum­mer cock­tails and good­ies, both adults and chil­dren love to feast on it.

Interesting facts about watermelon

And in Japan, by the way, water­mel­on is con­sid­ered a great gift. They even grow refrig­er­at­ed square water­mel­ons that cost between $200 and $800!

The most expen­sive water­mel­on costs (you won’t believe it!) 6 thou­sand dol­lars apiece — this is the leg­endary black den­suke water­mel­on, which is grown in Japan. No more than 10,000 pieces are grown each year, and this water­mel­on has soft and vel­vety flesh, as well as an incred­i­ble sweet taste. They are con­sid­ered a chic gift.

Is it possible to eat early watermelons

It is believed that ear­ly water­mel­ons that appear on store shelves and mar­kets in July are not the best solu­tion due to the large amount of nitrates that can harm the body and cause poi­son­ing. How­ev­er, some experts assure: the pres­ence of nitrates is nor­mal. More­over, their quan­ti­ty is checked before fruit­ing in Ukraine.

What you should be wary of is nitrites. They are formed from nitrates dur­ing long-term stor­age and trans­porta­tion of water­mel­on. These sub­stances harm the cells of the body, there­by dis­rupt­ing the func­tion­ing of the ner­vous, mus­cu­loskele­tal and oth­er sys­tems. That is why for­eign water­mel­ons can be dan­ger­ous to human health. And yes, they are over­priced! Per­haps it is bet­ter to wait until August and feast on already juicy and ripe Ukrain­ian water­mel­ons.

Early watermelons - harm

Health benefits and harms of watermelon

Water­mel­on is ter­ri­bly pop­u­lar not only for its taste and appear­ance, but also because it is extreme­ly healthy. It con­tains vit­a­min com­plex­es that have a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the body, and it is also full of lycopene, which is a pow­er­ful antiox­i­dant.

Sci­en­tists believe that water­mel­ons are a source of longevi­ty, and also that they are equal­ly use­ful for both women and men, and for chil­dren, because the vit­a­mins and min­er­als in them make it pos­si­ble to more effec­tive­ly fight var­i­ous dis­eases.


Benefits of watermelon:

  • It has a pos­i­tive effect on the heart and blood ves­sels, helps with nose­bleeds.
  • Sup­ports with ane­mia and VVD.
  • Improves the microflo­ra in the stom­ach and intestines.
  • Elim­i­nates signs of aging and improves skin con­di­tion.
  • Improves the func­tion­ing of the mam­ma­ry glands dur­ing lac­ta­tion.
  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Relieves headaches and migraines.
  • Removes excess cho­les­terol.
  • Breaks down kid­ney stones.
  • Reduces the pos­si­bil­i­ty of can­cer­ous growths.
  • Cleans the liv­er and helps with a hang­over.

By the way, los­ing weight water­mel­on will also like the fact that it has diuret­ic prop­er­ties, removes tox­ins from the body. You can arrange fast­ing days on a water­mel­on!

Watermelon harm

Even though pas­sion water­mel­on is good for health, it can also be harm­ful. So if you have the fol­low­ing dis­eases and signs, you should treat it a lit­tle more care­ful­ly and eat wise­ly:

  • aller­gy;
  • dis­eases of the stom­ach and kid­neys;
  • dia­betes;
  • advanced obe­si­ty;
  • you are under five years old;
  • preg­nan­cy;
  • pan­cre­at­ic dis­eases;
  • blad­der dis­ease;
  • high lev­el of acid­i­ty.

Chil­dren can eat very small por­tions of water­mel­on, and it is advis­able not to give it too ear­ly. For the chil­dren’s menu, choose home-grown water­mel­ons, not store-bought ones, or bet­ter, grow a water­mel­on in your coun­try house or gar­den.

Watermelon calories

On a diet, water­mel­on is a real sal­va­tion. Not only because it con­tains more water than harm­ful­ness and sweets. Water­mel­ons con­tain many vit­a­mins and min­er­als. Among them are vit­a­mins C, E, A, B and PP, as well as cal­ci­um and potas­si­um, phos­pho­rus, cop­per, iodine, mag­ne­sium and iron. Lycopene, which we talked about, gives water­mel­on its red col­or, so the red­der the water­mel­on, the more of this antiox­i­dant. And it is also worth men­tion­ing fiber, which is eas­i­ly absorbed by the body and helps if you suf­fer from con­sti­pa­tion.

100 g of watermelon contains:

  • 28 kcal
  • 0.8 g pro­tein
  • 0.2 g fat
  • 6 g car­bo­hy­drates
  • 0.2 g acid
  • 93 g water
  • 0.6 g dietary fiber
how to choose a watermelon

watermelon while breastfeeding

The striped berry is a favorite treat, but many moms don’t know if they can be enjoyed while breast­feed­ing. To eat or not to eat? Here is the ques­tion, when it comes to eat­ing water­mel­on while breast­feed­ing, every­one gets stuck for some rea­son.

If there is a reaction, do not eat

If you have nev­er had an aller­gy to water­mel­ons, then your baby will not have it either. But you need it with­out fanati­cism — start with a small piece of water­mel­on, and after feed­ing, care­ful­ly look to see if the baby has aller­gies. If all is well, grad­u­al­ly increase the dose.

Of course, if you grind the whole water­mel­on in a day, it is unlike­ly that it will end in some­thing good, but a lit­tle bit is pos­si­ble.

How big

If the baby has col­ic, you should wait a lit­tle and do not eat a lot of water­mel­on. No more than 1–2 slices per day, or even less, because water­mel­on can cause bloat­ing if con­sumed in large quan­ti­ties.

Up to two months

If the child is less than two or three months old, it is worth giv­ing up water­mel­on alto­geth­er, because it can still cause an aller­gic reac­tion in a very weak and young organ­ism.

Do you like water­mel­ons? Do you have any favorite water­mel­on recipes? Share in the com­ments!

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