Are watermelons dangerous?
A friend the other day was warning me against eating too much watermelon. I laughed. He said it contained high levels of sodium. I smirked. Then, I thought too much of anything isn't good, but watermelons are healthy? What do you think?
I seriously doubt they contain too much sodium, there is barely any in there. Now sugars they do contain. But even then as long as it is part of a balanced diet you can't eat too much.
Every substance is toxic, it is just a question of dose. Some substances toxicity can't be revealed until you consume a very big quantity. I don't know about watermelon being dangerous, but sure, if you consume a lot of watermelon then it will be dangerous (and it is the same for any other thing). Sodium is one of the elements maintaining the hydrolytic equilibrium in our organism. It is good to have a source of sodium in your food, thus there is a recommended daily sodium intake, but its excess is toxic.
I don't know the answer to that, but you can probably look it up online or ask your doctor. I just had to say that the photo of the baby eating watermelon is precious!
I've read that watermelon is low in sodium, cholesterol and fat; and is a good source of potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It has a little bit or iron and and a little bit of calcium too, from what I've read. Since a big part of its calories come from sugars, that can be a factor if someone is concerned about sugars. Then again, though, a cup of watermelon balls contains fewer than 50 calories; so it's not all that high in calories compared to a half a cup of a lot of other things.
Since sugar is pretty much a big factor with most fruit, and since fresh fruits are generally said to be healthy for us; I'm voting for "healthy".
The seeds could potentially be a choking hazard, especially for children. There's always seedless, though.
That's the first time i ever heard of it having too much sodium. Look it up online at WebMD. Love the picute by the way.
@Joan, I did, lol, I found my collegiates assertion utterly ridiculous to be quite honest, TOO MUCH SODIUM, of all things. I found that it did contain water mostly, fiber, vitamin A, and C, and the lowest amount of sodium. My mom says some ppl actually add salt to their watermelon and cantelope, which is so odd to me. I eat both, w/o any additives. @ Oceansider, thanks I did look it up. @ Lisa, you came to my same conclusion, thanks for your input!
well in my country of Uruguay it is believed by everybody if you have any wine after or before you ate watermelon and one of them is not yet out of your system you will inevitably die. and even other alcoholic beverages will have the same effect but i guess it must be an urban legend because someone was telling me the other day when they were young they used to inject vodka in watermelon before cutting it up. i don't know if it's true or not but i do know you won't find a single person from uruguay that will eat watermelon and drink alcohol the same day.
I would think because the watermelon is a fruit, it be healthy for you find out more
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