Six glasses of watermelon juice the same efficacy as a Viagra.
Dr Bhimu Patel, head of research outlines, citrulline into the body turns into an amino acid called arginine. These amino acids can improve the antioxidant, and blood flow, which contribute to the ability of erection in men. The difference of Viagra, this content without side effects, as well as nourish the body.
However, this research there is still controversy. Penelope Perkins-Veazie by, researchers from the Department of Agriculture, if you want to get the amount of citrulline content to increase arginine levels in the body, you should consume six cups of watermelon juice, without the addition of water and sugar.
However, this condition can also cause new problems. Because the content of watermelon is a diuretic, for which consume 6 cups of juice, it will often urinate. Not to mention, the high sugar content in watermelon can cause cramps in the body. Therefore, this method is not recommended in people with diabetes.
But somehow, besides being sweet and refreshing watermelon as well as a storehouse of vitamins and rich in antioxidants. This water-rich fruit has vitamins A pretty good. Consumption of 100 grams of vitamin A sufficient to meet 11.1 per cent of the body's need for vitamin A.
In addition, according to The George Mateljan Foundation, vitamin C in watermelon are included in the category of perfect. The combination of the two vitamins are made of watermelon can be an excellent source of antioxidants.
Watermelon is also rich in vitamin B complex which is required for energy production. High water content also causes thirst-quenching watermelon as a fruit.
The red color on watermelon indicates high levels of lycopene, one of the components of carotenoids like beta-carotene.
Lycopene is also reported to be able to cope with stomach cancer caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. The presence of lycopene is very useful to inhibit oxidation caused by bacteria.
In addition, lycopene also can repair cells that have been damaged. As phytochemical, lycopene memlliki no toxic properties, so it is safe to eat without causing side effects.
In an experiment conducted All India Institute of Sciences, New Delhi on 30 infertile men aged 23-45 years who were given 20 mg of lycopene twice daily for 3 months, showed an increase in sperm count, sperm structure repair, and improvement of sperm motility.