It is delicious, thirst quenching, nutrient dense, and now it is also labeled as a natural Viagra. What is this miraculous food? Abromosia? Close, it is watermelon. The delicious deep red fruit has a whole host of nutritious benefits, tastes 1,000 times better than broccoli, and now, according to Texas A & M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center some compounds found in watermelons:
“[perform] the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it.”
Moreover, Dr. Bhimu Patil went on to state that, “it’s [watermelon] a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects”
Sounds like it makes for a great pre-run, pre-workout snack.
Add to these new benefits the long recognized health benefits of watermelons (listed below) and it is probably worth designating the delicious fruit as a totally awesome super food.
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