A Watermelon contains more than 90% water and is low in calories. 1 cup around 48 calories and 11.5 carbs, . The bonus is that carbs in watermelon will not make you fat. The glycemic load is 4, so learn how each fruit affects your blood sugar. Always start with very small portions and test alot. 1 CUP IS RECOMMENDED to get the vitamins. ASk your health care provider if unsure.
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Waternelon is high glycemic, a diabetic should limit themselves to 1 cup and definetily talk to their health educator. It has Vitamins A & C, Magnesium. Cartenoids in watermelon also help to cure high blood sugar levels, there is lots of fiber & when you get sugar through watermelon, the dietary fiber present in the fruit is absorbed and does not get converted into fat in the body & can aid digetion & loss of belly fat. A good watermelon has no soft spots, sweeter is lighhter in color, round.
If you scratch a watermelon with your fingernail and see a greenish white color this means that the fruit is ripe. Pick one evenly rounded on all sides. A heavy Watermelon is the juicyest.
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