....that recent reports state that watermelon can have the same effect as Viagra on men? Yep! Stop the presses!
The flesh and rind of watermelon contain citrulline, an agent which can trigger the production of arginine, an amino acid which boosts nitric acid in the body. Nitric acid relaxes the blood vessels, which is necessary for erectile function. That's the same thing that Viagra does in men. Nitric oxide can also have a positive effect on high blood pressure and other cardiovascular ailments.
The amount of watermelon that a man must consume to be 'effective' is still debatable, but right now six cups is thought to produce enough citrulline to elevate the body's arginine levels enough to show some results.
In a recent study, a group of men drank 3 8oz glasses of watermelon juice a day for 3 weeks, thus boosting their arginine levels by 11%. The highest levels of citrulline, however, are found in the watermelon rind.
Since it's so low calorie and tasty, you can conduct these studies on your own, eh?
"Watermelon - it's not just for summer anymore!" :D
Eat up, guys! ;)