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Old 04-08-2008, 08:47 AM   #11
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I've heard lots of things, but not this.

I do know that there a quite a few foods that take more calories to burn up in your body than you consume by eating them. Gotta love that ~ and no! ~ chocolate is not on the list. But watermelon is.

Some vegetables that are considered to be negative calorie foods are:
Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chili peppers
Cucumbers
Endives
Garlic
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions
Peppers
Radishes
Spinach
Turnips
Zucchini



Some fruits that are considered to be negative calorie foods are:
Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cranberries
Guava
Grapefruit
Honey dew melons
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Oranges
Peaches
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries
Tangerines
Tomatoes
Watermelon

Maybe that's why someone suggested eating it alone?


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Old 04-08-2008, 10:24 AM   #12
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I've heard lots of things, but not this.

I do know that there a quite a few foods that take more calories to burn up in your body than you consume by eating them. Gotta love that ~ and no! ~ chocolate is not on the list. But watermelon is.
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Maybe that's why someone suggested eating it alone?


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If that were the reason, I would think the recommendation would apply to all the fruits and veggies you mentioned. The idea that one should eat watermelon alone makes no sense to me at all.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:25 AM   #13
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Felt nice to know interesting facts about Water-melon.

And I agree with you Karenlyn, things like watermelon need to consumed after food.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:15 AM   #14
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Felt nice to know interesting facts about Water-melon.

And I agree with you Karenlyn, things like watermelon need to consumed after food.
She actually suggested eating it *before* a fatty meal, to fill up on the water and so eat less of the fatty food. I think it would work - it's been shows that eating soup before a meal causes people to eat less during the meal. Same principle.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:31 AM   #15
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We generally eat watermelon after our lunch. It gives a soothing sensation in stomach after a spicy meal.
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We have a friend here in Mexico who is a very bright guy (he is a paramedic and drives an ambulance) who was at our house for lunch one day, and we offered watermelon. "No, no, no," he cried. "I drank too much beer last night and it will kill me to eat watermelon!" He genuinely and heartily believes that eating watermelon following drinking alot of beer will be fatal. I have not heard this from other Mexican friends, and certainly folks in the US would suffer massive fatalities following 4th of July if it were true. Incidentally, the watermelon we buy here is not really that good. We still believe that the best watermelon we have ever eaten comes from Hermiston, Oregon.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:08 PM   #17
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Tomatoes, members of the night shade family I believe, were considered dangerous, as I recall, when introduced into Europe.

That is the reason I rarely eat more than three or four at a sitting. Urp.

Good grief. have heard so many old wives' tales over the years about foods.

Watermelon is a fine food. I have shunned it for a while just because it did not appeal to me. Why? I have no idea.

But now that I am not drinkiing beer, I might just give it a whirl. LOL.
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