Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.
Watermelon is a fat-free fruit and a good source of Vitamins A, B6, and C. It also contains Potassium and the antioxidant plant phytochemicals lycopene and citrulline. Lycopene is what gives watermelon the pink, bright red, and sometimes deep red color.
Lycopene is a very strong antioxidant. The mineral potassium can help lower blood pressure and also aids the proper functioning of all body organs. The phytochemical citrulline benefits the heart and circulation.
It is estimated that 1 1/2 cups of watermelon contains between 9 and 13 grams of lycopene. A cup of watermelon contains 50 calories, 15 mg Vitamin C, 585 IU Vitamin A, and 186 mg potassium.
With all this in mind, watermelon is a healthy fruit that can give rise to side effects if eaten in too much abundance.
Negative Effects of Over-Eating Watermelon
Nausea and vomiting
Mild or severe rash
For insulin-resistant people, may elevate blood sugar and triglyceride levels
Weak or absent pulse
Facial swelling or anaphylaxis
Bloating, gas, and indigestion
In extreme cases, cardiac arrest
May effect those with allergy to latex, carrots, or cucumber
It has been found that consuming 30 mg or more of lycopene per day can cause side-effects. This include:
- Intestinal disturbance
Excessive consumption of lycopene-rich watermelons can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, gas and indigestion. This can be more serious for the elderly, as their digestive systems are more sensitive due to age.
- Cardiovascular Problems
Watermelon contains very good quantities of potassium. Three cups of watermelon contain about 560 mg of potassium. However, high levels of potassium in the blood can cause cardiovascular problems like irregular heartbeats and a weak or absent pulse. High potassium levels can also affect the nervous system and motor control. This is all the more important for those who suffer from kidney dysfunction, as their kidneys are unable to remove the excess potassium.
- Allergic Reactions
Some people may develop allergic reactions to watermelon consumption, which can result in mild to severe rashes, facial swelling, or anaphylaxis. Those suffering from allergy to latex, carrots, or cucumber may be more prone to watermelon allergy.
Benefits of Eating Watermelon
- Viagra-like Effect on Men
Citrulline in watermelon is converted into the amino acid arginine by the body. This increases the nitric oxide levels, which in turn has a relaxing effect on the blood vessels. A study done at Texas A&M University shows that this relaxing effect on the blood vessels is similar to what the active drug in Viagra, sildenafil, causes. Thus, the consumption of watermelon may enhance libido.
- Improves Heart Health and Reduces Blood Pressure
Watermelon consumption has been found to improve heart health by controlling weight, lowering cholesterol and reducing plaque deposition in arteries.
In those with prehypertension, watermelon consumption may help lower blood pressure. A study conducted by Florida State University indicates that watermelon also improves arterial health and its function. The arginine, that is the result of citrulline conversion, gives this beneficial effect.
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 08, 2019:
Linda, I do hope you get to normal health soon. Even good food in excess can cause harm.
Linda K Jackson on July 28, 2019:
I love watermelon more than almost any food on earth. This year, I found seeded melons that taste like the ones I ate years ago as a kid. Juicy, extremely sweet with all the fibers running through it. I started to eat it every single day, pour the juice into glasses and mix it with sparkling water. I've done this for the last couple of months or so. Then, just this week, I started experiencing chest pain, pounding in my chest, tingling and numbness in my hands and my blood pressure rose. I was diagnosed with hypertension and a-fib six months ago and am on three medications for hypertension, and one for rapid heartbeat. I had absolutely no idea that watermelon could cause such a reaction due to the amount of potassium it contains. I just bought one yesterday and am so sad that I have to give it away. I'm frightened out of my mind and hope my symptoms ease up after I stop eating my favorite food.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2019:
ljeoms, excessive intake can lead to this.
Ijeoms on April 11, 2019:
Seeing that watermelon can cause heart issues, how is it then that it can also ensure heart health?
Mohammed on November 15, 2018:
I like watermelon.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 05, 2018:
shazyne shaz, yes it does not suit some people and never eat too much of it.
shazyne shaz on November 03, 2018:
I never knew that I eat watermelon has side effects
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 02, 2018:
Sorry to learn about your experience with watermelon. Thanks for the read vera.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 31, 2018:
Thank you violet.
violet on October 31, 2018:
to know much
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 25, 2018:
SarahisDumb one can develop an allergy to any food item anytime so it is best to avoid anything which does not agree with your body.
SarahisDumb on July 25, 2018:
My stomach feels wierd when I eat watermelon I use to not have a wierd feeling stomach and I'm not eating alot of watermelon
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 12, 2018:
Patricia, yes I remember the whale of a time, we as children, also had, munching on watermelon slices the juices flowing all over us. Childhood memories always remain so crystal clear. Even today watermelon is a clear favorite besides mangoes in summer the season we are having right now.
Thank you so much for stopping by
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 12, 2018:
O yes.....love love watermelon. One of our greatest pleasures in the summers growing up in Virginia was when the huge luscious watermelons were ready for us to enjoy. I can remember us gathering around outside underneath huge mimosa trees and munching on that delightful food....juice running down our arms and necks. YUM....and this summer the watermelon is divine here in Florida...it seems some years the melons are better than others and this year is one of them. Angels are once again headed your way ps
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 09, 2018:
Thank you Helen
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 09, 2018:
Thank you for appreciating the article Pamela.
Helen schembri on July 09, 2018:
Interesting knowledge,about watermelon.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 17, 2018:
I love watermelon but since we only buy it in the summer I don't think I have ever over-eaten it. I knew it was healthy, but didn't know just how much it had to offer. Thanks for some good information.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 14, 2018:
If any food, including fruit, does not agree with the body it should be avoided Dizzy Lizzy.
christalina s on June 07, 2018:
I don't know what is wrong with all you people but I can eat a whole large watermelon in one sitting and I feel great and I am diabetic.You probably acquired food poisoning from handling and not preparing your meat right or you eat so little fruit that your body does not know what to do with it. I can eat fruit all day. It keeps the wrinkles away and gives you an clear complexion with good color to your skin
Dizzy Lizzy on May 20, 2018:
Great article! I become very sleepy and experience itching after eating watermelon.
Callum Sercombe on April 20, 2018:
Is there something I can do to reduce the symptoms?
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 10, 2018:
Could be but get yourself investigated by a doctor Callum.
Varalika on March 29, 2018:
Very useful and informative
Callum sercombe on March 26, 2018:
Last 5 months I've been experiencing muscle weakness in arms and legs. Also I have occasional weird tingling in my fingers. And sometimes numbness when running. I can't play football anymore because my legs feel to heavy. I'm starting to think it Maybe due to the fact that I've eaten a whole watermelon a day for the last 8 months (I'm not joking) I didn't realise it was a problem. Could that be a reason for my muscle weakness?
ibraheem on January 31, 2018:
what is the solution when you mix wild water melon with stout and potash for fertility? and my stomach is not settled
brother dino on October 27, 2017:
I suffer from acidosis in the body after taking the drug harvoni it cuered my hep c but now wants to destroy me how ever I combat it with watermelon I eat every day it has a ph of 9 I also take baking soda every day up to 5 grams my pulse yes has lowered into the 40s from 60s nut when I was younger in shap my pulse rested in the 40s as well I'm 53 and have a younger wife I enjoy my Viagra like effects except I wake up every morning hard as well but I can live with the side effects oh people can have roughly 4500 mgs of potassium a day even more wont hurt a thing
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 31, 2017:
Darrin, watermelon most likely doesn't suit you. Better avoid it.
Darrin on July 29, 2017:
Every time I eat watermelon I get the hiccups severely, and I only eat 2-3 small pieces. Why is that?????
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 03, 2017:
It is very easy to go overboard in consuming watermelon Paula. I'm glad you found this info helpful. Thanks for appreciating.
Suzie from Carson City on July 03, 2017:
Rajan...I really enjoy watermelon & just bought a small, seedless one, yesterday. I read this interesting hub just in time to understand the possible side effects of over-eating!! When it comes to this fruit, I might easily eat too much! Thanks Rajan for your expertise! You are so wise in this topic. I trust your wisdome. Thank you! Paula
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 19, 2017:
BO these are all associated with consuming too much watermelon & high amounts of lycopene rich foods. Regularity is more important than consuming even healthy foods in large amounts at one go or for an extended period of time. Do get yourself checked by a doctor. Thank you.
BO on June 17, 2017:
I just experienced severe rush after eating too much watermelon for about two weeks. It started a week ago with partial rush on my body, but last night, after my dinner portion my whole body flared up. I also had other foods that are very high in lycopene , such as papaya, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and tomato... Never happened before...
A Person with Common Sense on November 05, 2016:
Hey, I like your attempt on the article however you are mistakenly misinformed. Firstly, 560 mg of potassium? That amount is not even close to a high amount on a daily basis from watermelon. The optimal healthy diet not like the western diet here is a 2.5 to 3/ 1 ratio of potassium to sodium. You can have over 4500 mg of potassium per day so your argument for cardiocascular problems is completely false. Also you talk about over eating watermelon will cause intestinal disturbances? So will the alternative which is most western diets of enriched flour and dairy be any better? Everything has side effects but if you're talking about overeating on a fruit or processed crap which most north americans would choose to eat, then you're the fruit is a much better alternative. You dont think frozen pizzas, tomato pastes and high fat and sugar content foods wont cause intestinal problems? Sorry id rather over eat on watermelon. What a ridiculously false-leading article. Go learn some research on optimal health and stop basing your facts and dietary ideologies on a western diet because it isnt a good diet to start with.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 31, 2016:
veganfitspiration, glad you liked the article. Thanks for stopping by.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 31, 2016:
Well, that's one side effect of having lot of watermelon.
Aj on October 13, 2016:
Have been eating watermelon at lunch a lot and have noticed extreme gas shortly after eating. Odd.....
Amy from Colorado Springs on October 08, 2016:
I love watermelon and really enjoyed this article. It is becoming harder to find watermelon with the seeds, but when I do I love to eat them. They have a delightful nutty flavor!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 01, 2016:
Deborah, sorry to learn about this. You are informed now. Thanks for stopping by.
Deborah on August 30, 2016:
I ate too much watermelon and boy did I pay for it, projectile diarehha all night. I never ate that much watermelon before. Normally just couple of slices. I know better now - the hard way.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 29, 2016:
You are welcome Kathryn.
Kathryn on July 27, 2016:
Ok that makes sense. Thank you!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 27, 2016:
Kathryn, overripe fruits can cause upset stomach in certain people because they are extra sensitive to it. There is increased bacterial activity & sometimes even fermentation starts and this is usually the cause in fruit past their ripeness.
Kathryn on July 26, 2016:
Pretty interesting article! I noticed for myself whenever I eat overripe watermelon or watermelon that has sat out too long I keep getting sick from it. I know when I eat too much I get lots of gas pain but when I eat it overripe or slightly rotten I get egg burps, terrible gas and upset belly. Then the diarrhea hits. This always starts a few hours after consumption. I experience the same with lettuce. I keep wondering what it is. I'm guessing a bacteria that may form while breaking down? I know this can be from overconsumption but this hasn't been the case many many times. I don't consider one cup of watermelon too much do u? So if there's any relevance between the two I'd be interested in hearing. Also i do wash my melon beforehand! Often with soap and water but this time I forgot to use soap and just rinsed it.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2016:
Jeffrey, as I have said earlier, it is the total quantity that one has at a time that matters. Moderate or normal consumption is fine.
Jeffrey S Moyer on July 13, 2016:
Overall I feel better on a serving or two of watermellon for breakfast and a bedtime snack.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 06, 2016:
Paula, you are right. Moderation of everything, good food included, is of utmost importance. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 06, 2016:
Pastor Johnny Dee, thanks for this clarification to the caution mentioned in my article. Much appreciated. Thank you.
Paula on July 06, 2016:
Thought I had a virus but was eating a whole watermelon a week so on a fluke I decided to see if there were side affects from that and everything I was experiencing - nausea, gas, headaches, vomiting were all caused because I over did it on this delicious summer fruit. Am now off of it until my body regulates itself. Moderation is the key word! Tomatoes aee also in the same league so I will not eat my tomato sandwiches right now. Really makes you feel bad - even had irregular heartbeats.
Pastor Johnny Dee on July 06, 2016:
This is a good article, but there is some signifcant medical misinformation that needs to be addressed: "This is all the more important for those who suffer from kidney dysfunction, as their kidneys are unable to remove the excess potassium. Hyperkalemia is found to result from kidney dysfunction."
This is not true. Some kidney disorders do cause hyperkalemia, but others such as Gitelman syndrome (which I suffer from) actually cause hypokalemia. In short: I cannot retain potassium, as my body insists on wasting it (along with magnesium, sodium, and chloride). Your warning is appropriate for most people, but the blanket statement that all kidney disorders result in hyperkalemia is incorrect, and should be fixed. Cheers, though, for an otherwise great and well-researched article!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 24, 2016:
Flourish, watermelon's so sweet and juicy that no wonder one over consumes it. Thus this hub as a caution. Thanks for stopping by.
FlourishAnyway from USA on June 24, 2016:
One of my favorite foods and with Summer's abundance I probably do eat too much of it!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 11, 2016:
Cora, sometimes certain things do not suit our constitution and we just cannot do anything about it. Better off avoiding it. Sorry to learn about your problem. Thanks for visiting.
Cora on June 11, 2016:
I can eat a small amount of watermelon and feel sick, it happens every time. I love it but I cant eat it, I also get really sick if I eat banana. I always wondered why this happened to me. Thank you for the info !
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 09, 2016:
I'm sorry to learn about this. You ought to see a doctor.
Meanwhile, it would benefit if you take lemon/lime water with just a pinch of black salt added to it. Just squeeze out juice of 1/2 a lemon/lime in a glass of water. Add the black salt and drink.
Keep your water intake up to prevent dehydration. You should be back to normal in about 2 days.
Abbie B on June 08, 2016:
Thanks for your article! I have been feeling so nausious today and keep having to use the bathroom and could not figure out why...But now it all makes sense..Last night I consumed a large bowl of very ripe watermelon and today its all I ate all day! Do you know how long it takes for the nausious feeling and diharea to go away? Thanks for the Hub!
Cynthia on October 20, 2015:
Thanks for the information
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2015:
Keith, thanks for reading and leaving appreciative comments.
Keith Duncan on July 12, 2015:
I didn't know that watermelon had all these health benefits. Thanks
walibooks on May 31, 2015:
thanks for good information
point2make on May 20, 2015:
Thank-you for all the information about my favorite fruit. I was not aware of many of the benefits you list.....At least I don't have to feel guilty the next time I indulge. Good hub!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 19, 2015:
@velzipmur, thanks for stopping by and good to know you like the information on your favorite summertime fruit.
@Arpitha, I agree a lot of unhealthy activities are indulged in by growers and traders as well these days which is damaging our health instead of improving it. I can just say be careful while purchasing any edibles. Thanks for visiting my article.
Arpitha on May 05, 2015:
Water melon is an amazing summer fruit, I'm enjoying this fruit from past 4 years which is good to health suggested by eVaidya.com doctor, but this commercial activities in selling this fruit is damaging the importance of the fruit by disturbing the nature elements of it and using chemicals..
Nice post thank you for sharing..
Shelly Wyatt from Maryland on August 21, 2014:
great information thanks for sharing, watermelon is my favorite summertime fruit. yummy so good.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 30, 2014:
Watermelon reduces blood pressure. Therefore do not consume in excess, Rizwan Khan.
Rizwan Khan,Hse on May 27, 2014:
i started suffering from low blood pressure after eating too much watermelon.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 10, 2014:
Corine on January 18, 2014:
I should have read this before I went overboard. At least now I know why I feel so unwell.
Sandhya on July 25, 2013:
Can you tell me how much watermelon juice good per day. I some times drink 5/6 glassess per day. Specially on fasting days. Or 2/3 glass (8 oz) per day. I am nearing 50 years of age.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 18, 2013:
idigwebsites, glad you found the hub informative. Thanks for taking time to read and leave a feedback.
idigwebsites from United States on April 17, 2013:
I also love watermelon, and also its dried seeds. But thanks for your warning about overeating them. As we say, too much is bad, even on things that are good for you. And I'm also surprised about its Viagra-like effect... watermelon, then, is considered an aphrodisiac. Voted up and useful. :)
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 27, 2013:
@ moonlake - there can't be any better thing to beat the summer heat than watermelon. I can imagine how thrilling it must have been for you.
Thanks for coming by to read and share.
@ Mary - These bad effects accrue only if consumed in excess much like any other food eaten in excess would. Thanks for the visit and it's always good to see you.
@ Jaye - I'm sorry to learn this but may be this is something one can't do much about. Still, I really appreciate your stopping by and commenting.
Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on March 27, 2013:
Informative hub. I've always liked the taste and texture of watermelon, but even as a child could only eat a few bites without it making me sick. Remembering how bad it made me feel keeps me from ever doing more than tasting watermelon.
Mary Craig from New York on March 27, 2013:
You have truly outdone yourself with this one...many surprises here about watermelon. There are few people in the US who don't like watermelon but I hazard to guess there are fewer who know the bad effects of the summer fruit they love. Thank you for this helpful and informative hub.
Voted up, useful, and interesting.
moonlake from America on March 27, 2013:
I love watermelon and if I get a good one I eat to much. My cousin and I use to go into the cotton fields and watermelons grew between rolls of cotton. We would break the watermelon open and eat it warm right in the field. My aunt would have a fit because we were a sticky mess from all the juice when we got home. Voted up and shared.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 11, 2013:
Thanks Kas. I hope you stay well.
Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on February 10, 2013:
Well I'm glad you wrote this, I honestly didn't know the bad side effects to eating watermelon. Again, another thing that's a favorite of mine to eat, and I can eat half a watermelon without blinking an eye. I'm amazed I haven't had a heart attack yet! Great hub Rajan.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 26, 2013:
Rumana thanks for reading and commenting.
Rumana from Sharjah, UAE on January 24, 2013:
I love watermelon, but didn't had so much information about its side effects. Thanks for sharing it. voted up Useful
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 04, 2012:
Nothing to worry really unless of course one really gorges on watermelon. Moderation is key on all fronts.
Thanks for reading and voting.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 03, 2012:
point2make, the thing is not to go overboard with even good foods. Glad you found this info helpful.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
point2make on October 03, 2012:
Wow!!! I had no idea that watermelon had any negatives at all. I have often consumed rather large portions of this fabulous fruit and it is one of my favorites. Thank-you for this incredible information...more please!
Voted this great hub up.
Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on October 03, 2012:
Watermelon is in top five among the fruits that i like most, even my young son seems to like it a lot. Am a bit worried about the side effects that you have listed up there like Cardiovascular problems, i guess we ought to be more careful. Thanks for giving us this useful information, voted up and useful.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 27, 2012:
Thank you for reading my hubs on healthy foods and finding them informative. Preference for foods is a personal choice.
Thanks for your input, votes and sharing. Glad to see you.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 27, 2012:
As always, I learn more by reading your hubs on various foods. This one on watermelon was no exception. My husband does not particularly like the taste of watermelon as compared to other melons, but I like it. Fortunately there are smaller ones available for sale. Up votes and will share.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 26, 2012:
@ CloudExplorer - Mike thanks for so many kind words. It has been my endeavour to make things simpler to understand and I'm glad you like this. I appreciate the read and sharing you've been doing,bro.
Thank you very much.
@Ryem - I'm glad you found this useful. Thanks for visiting.
Ryem from Maryland on September 26, 2012:
I learned a lot from this hub. There are some very interesting facts in it. Thanks for sharing.
Mike Pugh from New York City on September 26, 2012:
This was a wonderfully informative health conscious article Rajan, my wife loves to consume watermelons for her juicing and all. We never really heard of a negative side effect of drinking to much of it before, and so this info is not only relevant, but very useful in learning much more in great detail as to not overdo it all.
Thanks so very much for being such a great research expert on all this awesome info, and for providing so much of it in fine tuned details as well, for we are all learning new things daily as well as nightly, and with this volume of informative writings, and knowledge you share with us all helps to make things more understandable for sure.
Wonderful job bro, and keep them coming I just love your writings indeed, thumbs up, shared on my Pearltrees location for your best hubs I've been sharing worldwide, and also getting shared elsewhere. Nice one!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 24, 2012:
Thanks a lot Debbie. You are too kind.
Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on September 24, 2012:
I have shared this on cooking time and TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) on Facebook.. Let me see if you are a member if not I can invite you.. your hubs are so great.. they need to be shared.. '
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 23, 2012:
I'm thankful to readers like you who goad me on to write more of these healthy hubs by their constant support and appreciation.
Thanks for being so supportive and visiting yet again. I'm honored to receive such fine compliments from you. Thank you.
Have a great day.
Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on September 23, 2012:
Rajan another great hub.. I am so thankful that you post these hubs about different foods and our health.. You are such a caring person
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 18, 2012:
L.L.Woodard, watermelon has about 5% dietary fiber. Glad you found the info useful & interesting. Yhanks for reading and passing it on.
L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on September 17, 2012:
I had no idea about most of the information you've provided about the side effects, positive and negative, from eating watermelon.
I know the fruit is mostly water, but does it have fiber value?
Interesting hub; voted up and shared.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 17, 2012:
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your comments. I'm glad this provided you the needed info.
Thanks for visiting.
Barbara Badder from USA on September 15, 2012:
This is an excellent hub. I didn't know too much potassium in the blood was dangerous. My children are diabetic and you are right their doctors recommend eating watermelon.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 07, 2012:
@ Lightshare - thanks for reading and commenting.
@janshares - thank you.
@ jennzie - glad you gained some useful info. Thank you.
Jenn from Pennsylvania on September 05, 2012:
Great information! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits... I didn't realize that eating too much of it could cause negative side effects, though.
Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 05, 2012:
Enlightening! Thanks for this informative hub.
Lightshare on September 02, 2012:
I always enjoy watermelon's beauty and sweetness, was not aware of these cautious factors. Thanks for a valuable information rajan -)