I just finished reading an article which claims research has found that red fleshed fruit such as watermelon is capable of producing similar effects to viagra in the body. They claim that the fruit can have a dilating effect on the blood vessels.
The scientists from Texas A&M University in the States have found that the organic compound citrulline is present in watermelons. This compound when converted by the body in to an amino acid called arginine, which has the same effect as Viagra triggering the blood vessels to relax.
Arginine boosts nitric oxide which opens the blood vessels without the use of drugs. Dr Bihmu Patet, who led the study said that it could improve the immune system, heart health and people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
So, next time you get your hands on a pair of ripe melons make sure you appreciate them. 😉