Watermelon – a Natural Alternative to Viagra

Researchers from the Texas A&M report that watermelon has ingredients that can create natural “Viagra-like effects,” according to Science Daily.  The star ingredient is called citruline, which, when consumed in large quantities, reacts with enzymes in the body to produce arginine.  Arginine relaxes blood vessels throughout the body, which is a similar mechanism to how Viagra works, except that Viagra is organ-specific.  Watermelon also contains lycopene and beta carotene, that work together with cirtuline, and also support healthy immune function.

Citruline is found in the rind of the watermelon…the part that most people don’t eat, but should.

-Dr. Gina

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