Should i overeat Watermelon if i train.

 

Should i overeat Watermelon

Consuming watermelon after a workout can refresh and hydrate the body especially in the summer when the body loses a lot of water and minerals through sweating. Watermelon usually contains many healthy vitamins and minerals and that depends on the soil. Watermelon can promote our energy and reduce inflammation. Watermelon contains vitamin C and A, also copper, magnesium, and potassium. It is low in calories and fiber. 

 

The problem with watermelon that it is high in fructose, contains 18 grams of fructose per serving. That’s why watermelon is not a good source of sugar or carbohydrate to use as a post-workout shake. Watermelon can be consumed during the day, but in moderation because too much fructose can exhaust the liver in converting the fructose to glucose

The second problem with watermelon is reducing the inflammation in the body. Some people think that reducing inflammation in the body is a good thing, but exactly the contrary inflammation is the repairing mechanism for the damage that occurs during training. The small trauma that occurs during training needs reparation. That’s why it is not recommended for the hypertrophy process in bodybuilding. If you are a person who doesn’t train, then it is recommended for you.

Watermelon

Watermelon

Watermelon, raw (USDA)

Portion: 100g

Name Amount Unit
Water 91.45 g
Energy 30 kcal
Protein 0.61 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.15 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 7.55 g
Fiber, total dietary 0.4 g
Sugars, total including NLEA 6.2 g
Calcium, Ca 7 mg
Iron, Fe 0.24 mg
Magnesium, Mg 10 mg
Phosphorus, P 11 mg
Potassium, K 112 mg
Sodium, Na 1 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.1 mg
Copper, Cu 0.042 mg
Selenium, Se 0.4 µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 8.1 mg
Thiamin 0.033 mg
Riboflavin 0.021 mg
Niacin 0.178 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.045 mg
Folate, total 3 µg
Folic acid 0 µg
Folate, food 3 µg
Folate, DFE 3 µg
Choline, total 4.1 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 µg
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 28 µg
Retinol 0 µg
Carotene, beta 303 µg
Carotene, alpha 0 µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 78 µg
Lycopene 4532 µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 8 µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.05 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.1 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.016 g
4:0 0 g
6:0 0 g
8:0 0 g
10:0 0.001 g
12:0 0.001 g
14:0 0 g
16:0 0.008 g
18:0 0.006 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.037 g
16:1 0 g
18:1 0.037 g
20:1 0 g
22:1 0 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.05 g
18:2 0.05 g
18:3 0 g
18:4 0 g
20:4 0 g
20:5 n-3 (EPA) 0 g
22:5 n-3 (DPA) 0 g
22:6 n-3 (DHA) 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Theobromine 0 mg