December 19, 2022

I eat watermelon, discomfort in my stomach

Question:

I eat watermelon for breakfast when I can get them. I notice that when I eat it I get discomfort in my stomach. I don’t seem to get it with other melons. I did a juice fast for two days and then started with watermelon this morning and very quickly I have the discomfort back in my stomach. It’s extra uncomfortable this morning after my two day juice feast. It starts very quickly once I start eating it. Any ideas why this might be? I don’t get this when eating any other fruits.

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Terrain answer:

We call it Melon belly. Its usually a sign of unripe melon. Most watermelon is picked unripe sadly and this leads to poor digestion of the melon. This can also occur if we eat melon too quickly or eat it cold, or just have weaker digestive juices from years of eating cooked foods. Watermelon digests very quickly and will ferment if the body is not able to process it fast enough. Try eating a smaller portion and then a second portion an hour later and see if that helps. If it does then you know it is the digestion issue and not the ripeness issue.

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