Have you or your honey been less than excited to get busy lately? If so, don't start popping Cialis or Levitra pills just yet. A quick trip to the produce aisle or your local farmers' market to pick up some juicy, sweet watermelon could do the trick, and no, this is not a joke! Researchers at Texas A&M are reporting that the ingredient in watermelon known as citrulline may help to increase a person's libido. When you consume watermelon, citrulline is converted to arginine, which is an amino acid that benefits your heart and circulatory system. Arganine also boosts levels of nitric oxide in your body, which helps to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does. Consuming this fruit may even prevent erectile dysfunction. It seems that the rind has higher concentrations of citrulline, so scientists are working on developing a variety of watermelon that has higher concentrations in the pink fleshy part.
I'm in full support of anything that puts you in the mood for love so have a slice (or 12) of watermelon this holiday weekend! Enjoy!