If Viagra sales and email spam are any indication, male libido is big business. For men with an interest in the benefits of Viagra, but without the harmful side effects, there is of course a natural solution. According to a recent study, eating watermelon will have the same basic effects as taking Viagra but watermelon provides additional health benefits rather than dangerous side effects.
The citruline in watermelon is responsible for its Viagra-like effects, because the citruline is converted in the body to is changed into arginine, an amino acid that benefits the heart and the circulatory and immune systems. Your blood vessels will subsequently be relaxed by as the arginine boosts your nitric oxide levels. Increased nitric oxide levels will also help with angina, high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.
The highest concentrations of citruline are found in the rind and if you only eat the delicious watermelon flesh, you will need about six slices to replicate the effects of one Viagra pill. If watermelon rind doesn’t sound good to you, try an arginine supplement.