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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did You Know....?


....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! ;)

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24 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

hmmmmm-great information and I know a few people who just might like to know this!

iWalk said...

Oh? So does that means women should eat less watermelon? You know watermelon is also my favorite!

gLoR!e said...

nice information!:) i will definitely share this one to some of my male friends i knew they still not aware of it! Yeah water melon is for the entire year!:)

ktales said...

Not a huge watermelon fan, but maybe that'll change.

good post.

kt

The Fitness Diva said...

iwalk, I don't think it has any effect on women, except for the fact that it's good for your circulatory system.
No worries....it will NOT make you manly in any way! ;)

Dwayne said...

Actually it does have an effect on females, just like men, the better the blood flow the better it is. L-Arginine also helps with stress also. By lowering your blood pressure, it helps relax the body.
Nice post here, a note for thought. The two guys that discovered the effects of arginine and the production of nitro in the body won the Pulitzer prize for their findings.

shaxx said...

Thanks for being one of my top 10 ec droppers!

http://kisahberuang.com/2008/11/03/top-10-ec-droppers-for-oct-2008/

The Fitness Diva said...

That's a cool fact about the Pulitzer, Dwayne!
It was definitely well deserved! ;)

Raquel said...

Wow, hubby should know about this. :D

Dwacon® said...

I just had a slice. Now... what will I do with all of this excess... um... energy?

The Fitness Diva said...

If I were you, I'd start making some calls, Dwacon.... lol!

Dori said...

Hmmm indeed. Another superfood ;-)

steven wilson said...

Maybe I will open up a watermelon stand right outside the entrance to the senior center here in town.

The Fitness Diva said...

Don't go startin' trouble, Steven! ;)

Nothing worse than a bunch of horny old goats wandering about! :D

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

I can consume a lot of watermelon and I am so fond of its refreshing effect. But I know I don't need it as a substitute for viagra. LOL!

Very informative and certainly valuable information for John McCain. LOL! Thanks for sharing. :-) --Durano, done!

ImitationAngel said...

Good thing watermelon is a superfood. I eat a lot of that stuff.

Strongblkwmn said...

My husband loves watermelon. LOL! Wait until I tell him about this.

Cascia said...

That is very interesting. I've never heard that one before. My husband doesn't eat watermelon because it makes his mouth itch. Hopefully he won't ever need something like that either. Great information!

Talen said...

Hmmm I've never noticed any effect other than a smile...then again I don't need help in that area.

Now I wanna test it out more...

Urban Thought said...

I see this fruit will now be available all year round. And what a great motivation to get your daily intake of your fruits and veggies... Now if you can find a green leaf that will do the same trick... I think everyone would have a well balanced diet.

BK said...

Hmm ... who would have known that something that is not so expensive and good for health at the same time can be so beneficial to men. I'm going to look at watermelon with a new perspective. :)

SHIELA said...

hmmmm. that is why my husband's favourite fruit is watermelon :i've been wandering about it :D

My Loans Consolidated said...

What kind of affect does it have on women? I love watermelon and I eat that almost everyday!

Elisheva Wiriaatmadja

Florida Cancer Hospital said...

Informative post. Great information and i passed this message to my group. I don't know this types of benefit of watermelon. Thanks for share information.

 
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