Can We Eat Egg and Watermelon Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat egg and watermelon together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination can harm your health.

Egg and watermelon both are healthy foods.

Egg contains protein, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals. Watermelon has antioxidants, vitamin C, and water.

According to Ayurveda, egg and watermelon are incompatible foods that should not be consumed together or one after another.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies, and mixing foods with different energetics can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and toxins.

Egg is heating, sweet, and unctuous, while watermelon is cooling, sweet, and light.

Therefore, they have opposite qualities and can disturb the digestive fire.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence that eating egg and watermelon together or one after another can cause any harm to the health.

Science does not support the idea of food combining based on energetics, but rather on the nutritional value and the individual’s needs and preferences.

Egg and watermelon can provide complementary nutrients and hydration, and there is no scientific reason to avoid them together.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating egg and watermelon together you experience any side effects, such as nausea, bloating, or diarrhea, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of egg and watermelon you consume.

Because eating too much of any food can cause excess calories, weight gain, and nutrient imbalance.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and pastured eggs and ripe, juicy, and organic watermelons.

Because these are the best quality of these foods and they have more nutrients, flavor, and health benefits than the conventional ones.

You can store eggs in the refrigerator for up to three weeks, and watermelons at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Do not store eggs at room temperature or watermelons in the refrigerator, as this can affect their taste and texture.

Finally, remember, egg is a versatile and nutritious food that can be enjoyed in many ways, such as boiled, scrambled, or poached.

Watermelon is a refreshing and hydrating fruit that can be eaten as a snack, salad, or juice.

Both of these foods can be part of a balanced and healthy diet, as long as you listen to your body and respect your preferences.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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