Watermelons are the most generous gift of nature. They ripen in mid-latitudes in late August — early September. If desired, you can find berries of impeccable ecological quality, grown without the use of nitrates and fertilizers, they are healing. Cleansing the body during these priceless days can give a supply of health for the coming year and protect against colds for the autumn-winter period.
Watermelon juice is able to bind and remove toxins, heavy metal salts, and even radionuclides from the body. First of all, due to diuretic and choleretic properties, as well as along the concentration gradient, when a substance that is in relative excess passes into a solution with its lower content. It is believed that in this way it is possible to remove excess calcium from the body, which accumulates in the wrong place (in the articular structures, for example). Sometimes simple philistine views do not correspond to the opinion of official science, but, nevertheless, folk methods successfully help.
Watermelon pulp (rather delicate fiber) has a cleansing effect on the intestinal microvilli. Individual perception of such cleaning may be accompanied by unpleasant sensations: increased gas formation in the intestines, bloating, loud rumbling. In principle, a couple of days of such “musical accompaniment” can be tolerated, if only you know for sure that dyspepsia is purely functional in nature, and there are no organic obstacles in the intestine (polyps, adhesions, neoplasms).
A watermelon mono-diet is good, when for 1–3 days a person eats only striped berries at a dose of about 1 kg of watermelon (including the cut crust) per 10 kg of body weight. That is, if the patient’s weight is 75 kg, then he is allowed to eat pulp extracted from watermelons with a total weight of about 7–7.5 kg per day. It (the pulp) is recommended to be divided into portions of 300–400 g, which are consumed every 2–3 hours. However, the amount of watermelon eaten should be controlled according to your own feelings. If unpleasant symptoms appear (each may be different), then you should stop and wait a little while taking not only watermelons, but also any other food.
It is necessary to cut the watermelon pulp from the crusts “with a margin” — it is the ripe flesh of the berry that will cleanse the body best of all.
During the watermelon diet, thirst may appear, which can be quenched with well-settled and filtered boiled water at room temperature, taken in sips. Someone manages to speed up the metabolism against the background of a watermelon diet with heated water, but not chilled.
Watermelons are sometimes recommended to be interspersed (but not mixed) with low-fat cottage cheese or kefir after three to four hours, but this will already be a diet designed for a person who cannot tolerate hunger. This feeling in some people can contribute to the cessation of the most seemingly non-burdensome diets. Here you need to turn on and train willpower.
Well rejuvenates the body and helps to reduce body weight alternating “watermelon” and “apple” (1.5–2 kg of fruit) days, for four days.
Before and after diet
A day or two before the start of a watermelon diet (even a short-term, daily one), you should reduce the calorie content of everyday food by 20–30%, eliminating fats, especially those of animal origin, the same measures should be taken in the first 1–2 days after a watermelon cleansing of the body. It is very important to exclude these days foods and dishes containing sugar and table salt, preservatives. After the watermelon diet, it is best to include fermented milk products in the diet. Then you can add chicken eggs and fish. If you have the strength to postpone eating meat for 3–4 days, then this will be a great addition to a comprehensive cleaning.
Watermelon diet is contraindicated for adolescents, pregnant women, people suffering from glomerulonephritis, urolithiasis, severe diabetes, heart failure, hypertension. The watermelon diet can also reveal hidden forms of many chronic diseases. If the liquid is not excreted or is excreted in small quantities when using watermelons, swelling appears on the face and legs, consult a doctor for advice and stop the diet.
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