Rediscovering Water Melon
As per the latest research and published studies, water melon, the juiciest fruit has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido. In fact, we’ve always known that watermelon is good for us, but the list of its very important health benefits grows longer with each study and research.
Sexual ingredients in water melon
Beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are known as phytonutrients, naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive, or able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions. In watermelons, these include lycopene, beta carotene and the rising star among its phytonutrients, citrulline, whose beneficial functions are now being unraveled. It has the ability to relax blood vessels (especially those of penis) much like Viagra does.
Water melon — mode of action
While there are many psychological and physiological problems that can cause impotence, extra nitric oxide could help those who need increased blood flow, which would also help treat angina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
When watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system. The citrulline-arginine relationship helps heart health, the immune system and may prove to be very helpful for those who suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes. Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it.
In short, consuming watermelon is a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects. Arginine also helps the urea cycle by removing ammonia and other toxic compounds from our bodies. Citrulline, the precursor to arginine, is found in higher concentrations in the rind of watermelons than the flesh. Having said that, we must also remember that it is not easy to consume or eat watermelon on daily basis and in every season and specially right before sex.