Oncourologist Gadziyan: watermelon is good, but can dangerously increase blood sugar levels

Surgeon-urologist, andrologist, oncourologist Mark Gadziyan said that watermelon raises blood sugar levels and can cause diarrhea.

Watermelon has a lot of health benefits properties:

  • maintains water balance;
  • contains cucurbitacin E and lycopene, necessary for the prevention of leukemia;
  • contains a lot of water and fiber, which facilitates the digestion of food. It helps to normalize bowel function;
  • contains substances that are good for the heart: lycopene, citrulline

If watermelon is consumed in moderation, serious problems can arise.

  • blood sugar levels increase;
  • diarrhea;
  • strong diuretic effect;
  • if you get carried away with watermelon, you can “earn” obesity.

— By the way, as a urologist, I recommend watermelon for urolithiasis (for prevention ), just because of the diuretic effect, the physician wrote in his blog.

With a competent approach, watermelon can be used as a diuretic and choleretic agent, cleanse the liver and kidneys of toxins.

The high content of magnesium ensures the normal absorption of calcium, sodium, potassium, which is useful for internal organs, in particular for the cardiovascular system .

Doctors warn that if you eat watermelon immediately after another meal, you can provoke an attack of flatulence, bloating and pain in the abdomen, and intestinal upset.

It must be remembered that in the pulp and crust, an environment for the reproduction of microorganisms very quickly arises. It is better not to buy damaged or cut fruits, store an opened but half-eaten watermelon outside the refrigerator.

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Mark Gadziyan Mark Gadziyan Medicine Surgeon-urologist, andrologist, oncourologist