5 Reasons why you shouldn’t eat watermelon at night

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It’s still humid and hot in some parts, and when we talk about summer, there’s watermelon to think about. But did you know that we shouldn’t eat watermelon at night? Read to know more!

Watermelon is the ultimate fruit of summer that has it all, and to have it all, one has to consume it regularly. The red, juicy fruit is rich in water percentage, nutrients, and other necessary elements we need from a fruit, such as Vitamin A, B6, and C, which regulate our blood pressure levels. Watermelons contain a nutrient called lycopene that improves vision and promotes heart health. The best part about watermelon is it is easy to consume. It’s not only tasty but also filling and healthy. With so many benefits to offer, there are people who are weary of eating it at certain times of the day.

According to Ayurveda, the fruits have to be consumed relating to time and space, season, and climate. Studies and beliefs say that we tend to retain the most benefits of fruit when eaten at appropriate times of the day.  For instance, according to old wives’ tales, eating watermelon at night can be harmful to our health and hence, not encouraged.

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Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t eat watermelon at night!

Weight Gain

Watermelons have natural sugar in them and in a considerable amount which can promote weight gain if eaten at night.

Difficulty Sleeping

Watermelon can increase your energy levels and can lead to sleep deprivation.

Bloating and Indigestion

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Watermelon is suggested not to mix with any other food or fruit as it results in the fermentation of the melon inside the stomach, causing gas and other digestive issues.


Consuming watermelon at night can trigger heartburn or acid reflux in some individuals.

Increased urination

Watermelon has a considerable amount of water that may cause frequent trips to the washroom for urination and can disrupt your sleep schedule.

Each and everything has its own pros and cons, and every fruit has its own appropriate time and season. It’s always better to know about your food consumption and hence, your watermelon!