If we talk about the positive aspects, they are obvious. Watermelon is a diuretic and prolonged use of it helps cleanse the body of excess fluid, with which is lost and fat reserves. About 5 days of the diet for a person really lose weight 5-7 kg. In addition, the watermelon is a lot of useful minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, which prevent the development of diseases such as osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, thin the blood and strengthen the immune system. Due to the fiber, which is contained in watermelon flesh, the improving performance of the digestive tract. A magnesium helps to strengthen muscles and proper operation of the kidneys and liver.
As for the disadvantages of such a diet, they are as follows:
- Increases the load on the heart due to the high content in watermelon liquid;
- May adversely affect the water-salt balance of the body and break it;
- A negative impact on overall health and reduces efficiency due to the fact that the body is practically starving;
- There is a risk that a person does not keep and after weight loss will begin to actively use food and quickly pick up the lost weight, and thus nullify the whole diet.
Despite the many positive aspects of watermelon mono-diet, it still is not as universal as it may seem. And all because of its application, there are many contraindications. For example, serious renal and heart disease due to the fact that the liquid will exert strong pressure on them, which can lead to disturbance of their function. Also, such a diet is not suitable for sugar of diabetics and those who have problems with the pancreas.
In any case, the presence of chronic diseases better pre seek the advice of your doctor.