Nutritionist Elena Solomatina named several groups of people who are not recommended to eat melon. Melon should not be given to children under the age of two because it can cause stomach upset, advises the expert
In addition, it should be avoided in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and diabetes mellitus.
Melons are high in nitrates, which can be distinguished by their hard veins. "Nitrate" fruits are dangerous for children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
“Nitrates in the body turn into nitrites,” explained Salomatina.
They block hemoglobin, it goes into an inactive form, the tissues stop breathing. Metabolism is disturbed.
At the same time, she notes that melons have many beneficial properties.
Melon porridge contains calcium, potassium and magnesium. Cleanses the body, helps it recover from intoxication or disorder. Melon removes s alts of heavy metals.
Potassium strengthens the heart muscle, removes excess fluid from the body and removes swelling. Calcium strengthens bones, teeth, heals hair and nails. Magnesium calms nerves and dilates blood vessels. Folic acid, which melons are rich in, is good for women and children.
It protects the nervous system and also neutralizes the action of homocysteine in the body, which in excess leads to inflammatory processes.
Melon calotenoids improve eyesight