Can I Eat Watermelon if I Have Diabetes?

Can I Eat Watermelon if I Have Diabetes

The answer to this is a clear-cut “YES”. Water melons are a safe choice for diabetics, in fact, they are recommended! The reason for this is that they don’t contain a lot of carbohydrates or sugar, and even then the sugar is a much healthier natural sugar. The end result of this is that they are relatively low in  calories and can easily be enjoyed when you have a craving for something sweet.

To add on to the list of why watermelons are great, they are packed with potassium and vitamins A, B6 and C. Not to mention it brings a bit of fibre to the table, as well as antioxidants!

Furthermore, a study done on the benefits of watermelon revealed that they contain an amino acid known as “L-citrulline” which kick-starts a process in the body which can help lower blood pressure.

It is clear that watermelons should be included into your eating habits for many reasons, but what if you are on a diet? Well, the best way to utilise the benefits of watermelon is to replace your dessert with it, and in this way you can hit two birds with one stone!


Whether you eat fruit or any other food, we suggest taking 2 Manna Blood Sugar Support tablets with each meal to help prevent blood glucose levels from going up.

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  1. Vinor Swanepoel says

    This is a plus for me. My dietitian told me that I was not allowed to eat watermelon because it contains cane sugar which is very unhealthy if you are diabetic. So I will enjoy some watermelon as I am growing it in my garden. Thanks for the lovely ideas and recipes. Kind regards, Vinor Swanepoel