Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure

Evidence from a study suggests that watermelon is effective again hypertension. When six grams of the amino acid L-citrulline from watermelon extract was given to study subjects daily for six weeks, they experienced improved arterial function and lowered aortic blood pressure.

Watermelon is the richest edible natural source of L-citrulline which converts to L-arginine in your body. L-arginine is the amino acid required for the formation of nitric oxide, which is essential to the regulation of vascular tone and healthy blood pressure.

According to Science Daily:

“Simply consuming L-arginine as a dietary supplement isn't an option for many hypertensive adults ... because it can cause nausea, gastrointestinal tract discomfort, and diarrhea. In contrast, watermelon is well tolerated. Participants in the Florida State pilot study reported no adverse effects.”

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