Watermelon is a very refreshing fruit that is rich in vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, above all water. The percentage of water content ranges from 90% to 95�pending on the variety.
Melons contain less sugar, low fat and protein.
They provide a well supply of vitamins and minerals. They also contain hydrating, remineralizing, alkalizing, diuretic and laxative properties.
Reasons to be eaten alone
Melons should not be eaten in combination with other fruits for the following reasons:
They are easily digestible. By the time they hit the stomach, they are almost completely digested by chewing and saliva.
They pass quickly through the stomach and move into the small intestine for digestion and assimilation. This can only happen when the stomach is empty and melons are eaten alone. When combined with other foods that require complex digestion in the stomach. Melons cannot pass into the small intestine until the digestion of other foods in the stomach is complete. So they sit and stagnate instead, quickly fermenting and causing all sorts of gastric distress.
This may lead to stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting or even diarrhoea.
The best way to eat a melon is either eat it alone or don’t eat.