What can be more delicious than a juicy and sweet watermelon in the summer, and even helping to tidy up the figure? To understand if a watermelon is useful for losing weight, you need to understand its composition.
What is inside?
90% of this berry consists of water, as well as from fiber, fructose, iron, potassium, phosphorus and manganese. And also in the watermelon there is vitamin B1, B3, C and PP.
How should a ripe watermelon look like?
On the ripeness of watermelon for weight loss testifiesdry stalk and a deaf sound that you should hear if you knock on a berry. Next, you should pay attention to fiber pulp, if they are white, watermelon is good, and if yellow, then there are pesticides in the berry. Try to buy watermelons only in proven places, which include supermarkets, so you reduce the possibility of buying pesticides to a minimum.
The Benefits of Watermelon for Weight Loss
- Iron, which is part of the berry, is necessary for hematopoiesis.
- Thanks to fiber and pectin, watermelon has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract, and cholesterol is excreted from the body.
- In 100 grams of pulp is only 25 calories, which can not but please people who decided to lose weight with watermelon.
- It is recommended to eat berries with liver, gall bladder, and also with constipation, arthritis and hypertension.
- Helps to get rid of hunger.
- In the watermelon are antioxidants, which prevent early aging, the appearance of cancer cells and improve vision.
- A wonderful substance from many problems anddiseases - folic acid, is also a part of watermelon. It affects the development of the human body, improves the skin, participates in the process of cell division and improves digestion.
Variants of Diets
There are several options, how to use watermelon to help promote weight loss.
- Watermelon mono-diet. This option helps in a short time to get rid of extra pounds, but there is one minus - a high probability that after some time the kilograms come back. Use this option should not more than 5 days. The daily menu for this period is very modest - watermelon and water, by the way, it should be at least 2 liters. It is best to eat 6 times a day, so you will satisfy the body's need for food and will not feel hungry. To somehow diversify the menu, make a watermelon juice or smoothies.
- There is also an easier version of the diet, whichwill help get rid of extra pounds and keep the result for a long time. You need to eat any amount of watermelon after each meal, after about half an hour. Also, from this berry should be your last meal, somewhere 3 hours before bedtime. This method can be used as long as desired. Try to ensure that the main meals are not made from harmful foods and drinks.
- Unloading days. Before you start to lose weight with watermelon, try to use unloading days. Choose a day
In a week, when you will eat only a watermelon, it is best if it is a day off. If you understand that you normally tolerate this type of restriction, then you can already go to the watermelon diet.
Contraindications to the use of watermelon
This berry is not recommended for women in the last period of pregnancy, because they do not need an additional diuretic.
Do not combine watermelon with other products, so as not to feel some discomfort in the intestine.
In order not to harm your body and not cause diarrhea or dehydration, eat no more than 2 kg of watermelon a day per day.