Watermelon is a brilliant summer fruit that will refresh us and help us to rid of extra pounds, but there is another unexpected effect – it’s about a fantastic natural watermelon aphrodisiac that solves the problem of erectile dysfunction.
Namely, the research conducted in Italy has shown that citrulline, the amino acid contained in watermelon in large quantities, improves circulation, which alleviates erectile dysfunction because the body uses citrulline to produce another amino acid – arginine, natural viagra.
Why should we eat watermelon?
Arginine acts just like viagra, increasing the level of carbon dioxide that relaxes the blood vessels. And is also good for treating high blood pressure, angina and other blood vessel problems.
But, too much of arginine is bad and there are some side effects like abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gout, allergies, worsening of asthma etc. To avoid the risk of these side effects, it is better to eat watermelon in moderate quantity.
In addition, the watermelon is full of lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes. But the watermelon has 50 percent more. And is great for alleviating skin problems damaged with sunburn and prevents aging cells.
One watermelon smoothie recipe:
2 cups cleanly sliced watermelon
a half cup of almond milk
few leaves of mint
you can add some honey if you like (half spoon or so)
Put all in a blender and blend until smooth.
Find out about watermelon health benefits here!