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The New Viagra

July 3, 2008

The New Viagra

Remember when you were little, biting into a sweet, juicy, cold watermelon slice? Nothing better on a hot summer day – especially in Texas. Well, it turns out that sweet, juicy melon is more than something that just tasted good.

Watermelon may offer Viagra-like results

Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body’s blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation’s top producers of the seedless variety.

Mom always said to eat more fruit. Giggle 2 I can just see the price of watermelon increasing because of a higher rate of demand.

But look at what the study also found:

According to one of the researches Bhimu Patil, “Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it’s a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects.”

As someone with hypertension, I guess I’ll be one of those grabbing for that last watermelon at the store too.

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