Watermelon and Its Many Health Benefits

Watermelon and watermelon juice are not only delicious treats for the summer. This summer delight also has many health benefits according to studies. According to a latest research, drinking watermelon juice before a rigorous workout can help reduce an athlete’s heart rate. It also soothes sore muscles because watermelon is rich in L-citrulline which is then converted by the body to L-arginine, an essential amino acid that helps in relaxing the blood vessels and improving circulation.

Postmenopausal women were reported to have improved cardiovascular health after taking commercially available watermelon extract supplements for 6 weeks. Watermelon may also help combat cancer because it is a good source of an antioxidant called lycopene. But scientists are still investigating details of this connection.

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