5 Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Watermelon

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Watermelon is known to be a good source of fibre and water and is also helpful in weight loss. But what goes wrong with consuming it in large amounts? 

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Despite its benefits, eating watermelon in large quantity can actually cause harm to your body. Here are some side effects of eating watermelon in excess. 

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1. May Cause Diarrhea

The fruit contains sorbitol which is a sugar compound, known to encourage loose stools and gas issues. It could also cause diarrhoea, bloating amd gas etc. 

2. Increase Glucose Levels

If you are a diabetic, chances are loading up on too much watermelon may increase blood sugar levels. It has a high glycaemic index. 

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3. Liver Inflammation 

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Who drink alcohol regularly should avoid having large quantities of this as the high level of lycopene may react with alcohol, causing liver inflammation. 

Eating watermelon in large quantities may increase the level of water in our bodies. The excess water is not excreted, it can lead to exhaustion & weak kidneys.

4. Water Intoxication 

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Watermelon is known for a great source of potassium, Too much of potassium can lead to cardiovascular problems like irregular heartbeak and weak pulse.

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5. Cardiovascular Problems 

Eating watermelon is not bad, but excess of anything can be unhealthy,  Moderate amounts of the fruit will ensure a healthy and hydrated body.

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