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watermelon is a healthy fruit that can give rise to side effects if eaten in too much abundance.

Negative Effects of Over-Eating Watermelon

Blood Sugar
Nausea and vomitingIrregular heartbeatMild or severe rashFor insulin-resistant people, may elevate blood sugar and triglyceride levels
DiarrheaWeak or absent pulseFacial swelling or anaphylaxis
Bloating, gas, and indigestionIn extreme cases, cardiac arrestMay effect those with allergy to latex, carrots, or cucumber

Over-Eating Watermelon

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, diarrhea, 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 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.
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