WATER MELON- HEALTH BENEFITS
Drinking watermelon juice before a hard workout helped reduce athletes' heart rate and next-day muscle soreness. That's because watermelon is rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline, which the body to arginine that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.
A study's that includes seven participants, all men, were given 17 ounces (500 mL) of either natural watermelon juice, watermelon juice enriched with additional citrulline, or a placebo drink an hour before their workouts. Interestingly, the natural juice was just as effective as the enriched juice. The researchers also determined that intestinal cells can absorb more citrulline from watermelon juice than from citrulline supplements, especially when the juice is unpasteurized.
2. It helps heart health.
Postmenopausal women experienced improved cardiovascular health after six weeks of taking commercially available watermelon extract supplements containing citrulline and arginine
It alleviate high blood pressure in obese , middle aged adults
3. It could be a natural Viagra.
Improved circulation can benefit more than just the hear.. But you'd probably have to eat an awful lot to achieve the desired effect--and eating too much could cause unfortunate side effects, since watermelon has long had a reputation as a natural diuretic.
4. It's rich in vitamins and minerals
It contains vit C and A, and also potassium
5. It could even combat cancer.
Watermelon is among the best dietary source of lycopene ,an antioxidant linked to both the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, although scientists are still investigating the details of that connection.