Doctor Taradeeva: watermelon has a high glycemic index and loads the kidneys

Therapist Tatyana Taradeeva spoke about the properties of watermelon, which make it contraindicated for some people.

Therapist Taradeeva spoke in an interview with Izvestia about risks associated with eating watermelon. She recalled the high glycemic index of this product. Such an index means that after eating a watermelon, due to the rapid absorption of carbohydrates in the blood, the sugar level rises sharply.

“Watermelon has a high glycemic index, and it is recommended to exclude it from the diet of patients suffering from diabetes mellitus and other disorders of carbohydrate metabolism,” Taradeeva commented.
Given the high carbohydrate load of watermelon, even healthy people should not consume it in large quantities – not you need to eat more than 500 grams per day, the doctor emphasized. In addition, along with watermelon, you should not eat other carbohydrate-rich foods – cookies, crackers, bread, sweet yogurts.

Also, the doctor Tatyana Taradeeva drew attention to the fact that watermelon loads the kidneys. In the presence of a disease affecting the urinary system, watermelons should be excluded from the diet, the expert stated. and therefore, it will not allow the body to recover, ”the specialist shared.
Earlier, the portal wrote about why there can be a strong craving for starchy foods

Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. Seek medical attention at the first sign of illness.

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