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5 Things About the Wonders of Watermelon

No backyard barbecue would be complete without some refreshing watermelon. This Summer fruit has more to offer than the raw material for a seed spitting contest. Here are five great things about watermelon:


  1. Red, juicy watermelon is high in the super antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene can be found in few other red and pink foods, including tomatoes and pink grapefruit, and it looks like it might play a significant role in preventing certain kinds of cancer.
  2. Watermelon is beneficial to the skin and aids in the regenerative process. Eating the melon has benefits, but you can make a toner with it too. What else are you going to do with all the post BBQ melon?
  3. This red melon is a low calorie food and one cup of melon balls contains just under 50 calories. It is also high in vitamin C.

To see if watermelon is nature's Viagra, just

.

  1. It lives up to its name: cooling food during the dog days of Summer.
  2. Surprising new research out of Texas (the largest producer of the seedless variety of the melon) indicates that watermelon has an effect on the human body similar to Viagra. The big red fruit cannot completely replace the little blue pill, but it does contain citrulline, which jump starts production of a chemical compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to Viagra. Melon, however, is just not "organ specific" and can benefit the entire cardiovascular system. However, citrulline is found in higher concentrations in yellow watermelon, not red. Looks like you can't get your lycopene hit with the benefits of citrulline.

If you're a watermelon fan, I'd like to hear about it in the comment section below.

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Bassey14607776 Bassey14607776 3 years
What a great nourisher, it's one of my best fruit because it increases the amount of zinc in my body especially when its being consumed along with lime.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I love watermelon. I like to cut it up in chunks, without the rind and store it in a container in the fridge. Then I always have bite size watermelon , without a mess, on tap! :D
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I love watermelon. I like to cut it up in chunks, without the rind and store it in a container in the fridge. Then I always have bite size watermelon , without a mess, on tap! :D
VennieB VennieB 8 years
i love watermelon, but i can't eat it anymore! about 5 or 6 years ago, i developed an allergy to it :( my gums and tongue get insanely itchy if i eat even a tiny piece. it's amusing for my friends but drives me CRAZY
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I love watermelon! I'm kinda lazy about cutting one up, so I'll buy $3 pre-cut watermelon from Ralph's. It weighs less than a pound, but it has enough to satisfy me!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Watermelon sprinkled with feta cheese is orgasmic!
mannylove mannylove 8 years
I love watermelon!! I'm actually eating some right now...
chrissybaby3 chrissybaby3 8 years
i love watermelon, i love putting in smoothies that i make, plus its the best thing to snack on when you're hungry
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'm with chicchick...we love vodka soaked watermelon! We usually pour the vodka directly into a whole watermelon and let it soak for a day or so...mmmmm so good.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I LOVE watermelon, there's never any left over in our house! YUM
bleached bleached 8 years
I've eaten a whole one before (OK it was small, but still). 20$ watermelon was the worst thing about Japan. Made me cry :(
mod16 mod16 8 years
mmm. it's one of my favorite fruits
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I loves watermelon.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I loves watermelon.
michlny michlny 8 years
Watermelon with cinnamon -- deelish!
cneums cneums 8 years
It's the rind that acts like Viagra...but you need to eat 10 rinds (complete watermelons) for it to really work. ;)I love making watermelon gelato...a great way to enjoy a dessert that is low in calories!
cneums cneums 8 years
It's the rind that acts like Viagra...but you need to eat 10 rinds (complete watermelons) for it to really work. ;) I love making watermelon gelato...a great way to enjoy a dessert that is low in calories!
chhavi chhavi 8 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................
chicchick chicchick 8 years
We love eating watermelon by the pool. But another passion is soaking watermelon in vodka...mmmm, bliss!
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