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is watermelon good for you?

someone told me that watermelon was very good for the body- is this true?

Sun. Oct 7, 2:46pm

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It's fruit. Of course it is.

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 3:53 PM

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what I'd like to know is how much is too much.Ok, so it is good for me. Does that mean half an entire watermelon is that much better for me?

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 4:40 PM

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yes, the more the better. unless ofcourse you are watching calories. as low in calories as watermelon is, it will still add up the more you eat. it's also quite sweet, so if you are watching sugar, don't eat an entire thing :)

but anyway, watermelon flushed the liver, detoxes the intestine and the bladder, and basically does a really good cleanse of your body. it's best to eat it on an emply stomach and about an hour before a regular meal to let it do its work. contrary to what most people tend to do, it actually loses its good benefits if you eat if after a meal, such as for dessert.

I love the way it makes me feel when i eat half a watermelon for breakfast.

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 4:45 PM

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Watermelon is almost all water. It'd be hard to eat too much (unless your stomach hurts). Look up the calories and nutrients on the wiki here at Peer Trainer if you want to see how much is in a serving.

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 4:47 PM

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an entire watermelon has more than 1300 calories and 280 grams of sugar!


Sunday, October 07, 2007, 5:05 PM

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Well, if the only thing you eat all day is watermelon, no, that's not good.
The idea that if a little of something is good for you, then a lot must be even better is something we are all guilty of thinking. Like if it's good to run 3 miles then it's even better to run a marathon...uh-uh, not unless your body is really ready for it. Hey, a glass of red wine is wonderful for you - is a whole bottle? uh-uh, not even if your body is used to it ;)

Just use some common sense. When I was in high school, I knew a girl who ate nothing but carrots for a week and ended up orange-skinned and hospitalized with Vitamin A poisoning. Don't go there - you can weaken your liver and other organs like this.

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 7:02 PM

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My husband went to the doctor recently for some hmmm...elimination...problems...I think he was worried about colon cancer and/or prostate issues...

In any case, that was all fine and the doctor recommended he eat watermelon because it is water and fiber.

also, I can't imagine anyone sitting down and eating an entire watermelon in a sitting or even in a day. And I do believe there is a difference in the way the body processes natural sugars vs. processed/refined sugars.

Sunday, October 07, 2007, 8:10 PM

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I could easily eat a whole watermelon...not that I would. But I could.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 12:08 AM

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Yes, really good. Don't swallow the pits though or a watermelon will grow in your stomach. Kidding, only kidding.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 11:55 AM

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Should We?

Me and my room mate are on a diet of fruits and vegtibles and love watermelon soooo much. We talked about eating a whole one through out the whole day. Just for one day. What do you think that would do to us? Would it be really really bad? I think it would not be good but my room mate thiks it will be fine. Help me fine the real truth!!! please

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:15 PM

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