Watermelon claimed good to shrink belly fat.
Why watermelon is good for eliminating belly fat?
That’s because watermelon is a food with low energy density and very little calories even when people eat in large quantities. Foods with low energy density such as the watermelon is very useful for weight loss because it can make people full without adding too many calories to the daily total.
Watermelon has a low energy density because of high water content, which can also avoid people become dehydrated and can prevent the desire to eat another dessert that actually high in calories. American Dietetic Association reports that watermelon is 91 percent water content. The content of this water can act as a natural diuretic. While the Mayo Clinic describes the effects of diuretics on the watermelon will make people urinate frequently, thus reducing the amount of water retention in the body. Water retention in the body that often causes belly fat.
According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, 2 slices of diced watermelon serving bowl containing 21 g carbohydrate, 20 g sugar, and contain no fat and cholesterol. Of course, foods that are naturally fat-free would be better metabolized by the body, thereby reducing the risk of excess fat in your midsection or a potbelly in calls. Each serving of watermelon provides 30 percent of a person’s daily requirement for vitamin A as beta-carotene, 25 percent for vitamin C and 8 percent for potassium. And most relevant to weight loss is 2 servings (cups) watermelon contains only 80 calories, as reported by LIVESTRONG on Tuesday (02/22/2011).
To get the benefits, watermelon is consumed both as juice with no sugar at breakfast time, snack (snack) before lunch, and dessert (dessert) after lunch or dinner. Besides low calories, watermelon has other advantages that are useful for health and weight loss. According to the Cleveland Clinic, an antioxidant contained in watermelons can enhance the natural functions of the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease. When eaten as part of a balanced diet, watermelon can also reduce the risk of stroke, kidney stones, bone loss, diabetes and cancer.