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Old 04-06-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Watermelon should be eaten alone

Hi,

I have heard that water melon should be eaten alone.

This is because water melon digest at a rate faster than other food. Mixing water melon with other food will affect the digestion.

Do you think this is true?

Thanks

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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No. Watermelon is 92 percent water - that's why it's digested quickly. There's not much there besides water. But there's no reason why eating it with something else should affect the digestion in a way that really matters.

What exactly did you hear will happen regarding digestion?
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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I eat watermelon alone because I like to spit the seeds out and belch a lot. I don't know what that does for my digestion but it makes me happy!
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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There is a lot of sugar in watermelon.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:28 AM   #5
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i've found it's fun to eat watermelon with a lot of other people.

wait.

if you mean digestion, that makes me a cannibal.

i mean the opposite. or something like that. (eating people is also bad for the digestion.)
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:10 AM   #6
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There are always theorys on not combining this food item/group with this item/group, and just as often as they are mentioned, they are either disproved or are unable to be proven as factual. Do what works for you best. Trial and error.

Personally I like to eat fatty foods with an acidic drink cos I figure one might counter out the other. Proof? Not a skerrick - not that I have ever tried to find out. Does it seem to work for my system? Yup but in comparison to other drinks.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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There is a lot of sugar in watermelon.
There is some sugar in watermelon - it seems like a lot because there is so much water. I don't think 10 grams of sugar in 1 cup (152 grams) of watermelon is a lot: WHFoods: Watermelon, diced
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Actually, it seems like a good thing to eat before you eat a fattier meal-- you fill up on water and eat less. Does it seem that way to anybody else?
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my f-i-law found that he really had to control the amount of watermelon he ate because it affected his kidneys due to water retention......even spent an overnight in the hospital because he ate too much........can you believe the admitting chart diagnosis: attacked by a watermelon?
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Happens a lot in Perth's renal wards in summer!! You so often hear the doctors walking around saying "no more watermelon"! I got admitted once on too many kiwi-berries (mini kiwifruits about the size of a small grape) - too much potassium! LOL
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