Too much of a good thing?

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - MEDICAL Q & A -

My kids love melon, but wa­ter­melon is their favourite be­cause it is so sweet. Can you eat too much wa­ter­melon? I see quite small kids eat­ing it, but won­dered if I should wean my lot to grapes? C.E.

In terms of quan­tity, signs they may be eat­ing too much wa­ter­melon might in­clude bloat­ing and di­ar­rhoea. It is im­por­tant for chil­dren to be en­cour­aged to eat fruit and the greater the va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent fruits the bet­ter. Veg­eta­bles are also an im­por­tant habit to es­tab­lish when they are young. Of­fer lots of dif­fer­ent types and hope­fully they will broaden their tastes.

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