It's a favorite summertime treat and now new research shows watermelon can have a Viagra like effect.
A Texas fruit expert says watermelon contains the natural ingredient citrulline in the rind has that effect and can also increase libido. Apparently, citrulline reacts with the body's enzymes to relax blood vessels.
But researchers at Texas A&M University say unlike Viagra, the watermelon effect isn't confined to a specific body part. They say watermelon could also be beneficial for those with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
But researchers caution that too much watermelon will have you running to the bathroom instead of the bedroom.
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