Posted by: Mike | 2003/12/04


My breakfast usually consists of two eggs and toast or pro-nutro with protein shake. With this I almost always have 2 or 3 pieces of watermelon. And after supper if I feel peckish I have another couple of pieces of watermelon. In summer time there is always watermelon in my house and I snack on it all the time. Especially on weekends. Does watermelon have a lot of calories? Is it nutritious? Should I rather go for something like an apple if still hungry after supper? I just always thought that watermelon is mostly water so it makes me feel fuller with fewer calories.

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Dear Mike
Watermelon is low in energy (about 32 kcal per 100g), but you need to ensure that you don't eat too much. A big slice could weigh 200 g, thus you would be ingesting 64 kcal at a time and if this is repeated too often, the energy could mount up. So just be moderate in your intake. From a nutritional point of view, watermelon does not contain large quantities of nutrients, except some potassium and a small amount of vitamin C.
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