Watermelon is one of the most popular foods to eat on a hot summer day – but is it safe to eat while on the Paleo diet? Our team did some digging and found out the truth about these big green and red fruits and their health benefits, keep reading to learn more!
Yes, Watermelon is safe to eat on the Paleo diet!
Why is Watermelon OK on Paleo?
Like most other fruits, Watermelon is OK to eat on the Paleolithic diet (just don’t eat the green part or seeds). One thing to keep in mind is that it is a ‘sweet’ fruit and a little high in sugar so you might want to limit yourself to just one bowl or a few slices.
One of our favorite things about Watermelons is that they are an ‘all in one’ food. That means all you need to start eating is a cutting knife! It can be eaten with your hands, and any seeds can be spit on the ground – as long as you are out in nature and not your Grandmas’s kitchen!
Health Benefits and Nutritional Information
Watermelon is not just a fun Summer food, it is also very nutritious and offers many healthy benefits. For starters, the fruit is high in Lycopene which is proven to improve heart health and prevent cancer.
Watermelon also contains many important vitamins like Potassium and Vitamin A and C!
Watch Out For Salt!
Most people enjoy Watermelon plain and without any additives, seasonings, or flavorings but some people like to add Salt. If this sounds like you make sure to only add a dash of Salt so your snack remains healthy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Watermelon Allowed on Paleo?
Yes, watermelons are safe to eat on the Paleo diet.
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