Fresh watermelon fruit, heart healthy + blood pressure lowering

Posted by pak yons on Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Would you like watermelon? if so ... good, please continue to eat watermelon continuously why? study conducted several food nutrition expert at The Florida State University (FSU), USA, has found that watermelon contains a lot of useful compounds that widen blood vessels, so that will be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke as well ..

As disclosed by Dr. Arturo Figueroa and Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi, watermelon is a source of L-citrulline which can be consumed, the compound is important in producing nitric oxide gas, which expands blood vessels.
The researchers conducted tests on a number of volunteers who were given the extract prahipertensi L-citrulline from watermelon as much as 6 grams or about one teaspoon, the results showed an increase in arterial function, this raises the blood pressure decreasing effect.
A researcher Dr. Figueroa said the discovery showed that watermelon has an effect that widens the blood vessel dilation. This can prevent prahipertensi rise to hypertension, it is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke
Researchers have found that watermelon fruit with orange flesh contains more L-citrulline than the red. Lycopene, the pigment that gives color to the fruit, according to researchers it has many important benefits. As ward off disease and even cancer can improve fertility in couples.
You should know that watermelon contains vitamins A, B6 and C and high in fiber. Watermelon Fruit is also a useful source of potassium quite effectively lower blood pressure.

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