Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Do you Like Watermelons : those are 10 amazing benefits of Watermelon that will make you like it even more :

Citrullus lanatus is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) flowering plant originally from southern Africa. It is cultivated for its fruit; cultivars include watermelons (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) var. lanatus) and citron melons (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides (L. H. Bailey) Mansf.).
Citrullus lanatus has become naturalized in semi-arid regions of several continents, and is designated as a "pest plant" in parts of Western Australia. ( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

Watermelon: the same effects as Viagra?

According to an American study, watermelon contains citrulline, an amino acid that stimulates the dilation of blood vessels and thus have the same effect as Viagra. Citrulline could well afford to treat erectile dysfunction and even prevent it from Bhimu Patil, director of the Centre for improving Fruits and Vegetables Texas.


10 Amazing benefits of Watermelon : 


1) Watermelon is rich in lycopene which is an anti-oxidant. Watermelon has more lycopene than other fruits or vegetables, including tomatoes. Lycopene reduces the risk of developing several types of cancers including prostate. 

2) Watermelons are very low in calories, about 46 calories per cup. 
3) Watermelon contains arginine which is one of amino acids which can help maintain the arteries, blood flow and overall cardiovascular function. 
4) When you eat watermelon, you consume zero grams of fat and cholesterol ( Good in dites to lose fat ) . 
5) Watermelons are rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant that promotes healthy eyes (like carrots!) 
6) Watermelons are rich in potassium, which can help control blood pressure. 
7) Watermelon is relatively high in vitamin C, good for the immune system. Vitamin C also helps prevent cellular damage, heal wounds, and promote healthy teeth and gums. 
8) Watermelon is one of the natural sources of some important electrolytes - sodium and potassium that we lose when we sweat. This is the ideal fruit to eat during the hot summer months, not only because it is refreshing. 
9) Watermelon is full of water! With its high concentration of water, eating watermelon is a great way to prevent dehydration. 
10) Watermelon is rich in vitamin B6, good for brain health, among others. It contains other vitamins B, they provide energy.

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