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Watermelon juice is nature’s Viagra, Italian researchers find

With summer right around the corner, you’ve probably been craving ice cold, refreshing fruity drinks to sip on while soaking up the rays. But now researchers out of Italy have found that those fruity drinks may not just be delicious; they may help you achieve an erection.

The finding comes after a lengthy study conducted at Italy’s University of Foggia. Researchers found that watermelon, in addition to being delicious, is chock full of the amino acid citrulline. This citrulline has been proven to help blood flow through the body, which means blood will have an easier time reaching the penis, which means easier erections. The researchers also found that this amino acid can help with mild cases of erectile problems, with subjects being able to achieve an erection despite a history of erectile problems after eating enough watermelon.

Additionally, researchers found that not only does citrulline improve blood flow, it can also help to relieve hypertension.

Not only is watermelon good for your sex life and hypertension, keep in mind that this miracle fruit offers a strong dose of vitamin C and potassium. Sure, it’s high in simple sugars like all sweet fruits, but it’s got plenty of health benefits and it’s better for your body than a soda.

So, the next time you’re relaxing on your porch and you get the craving for fruit juice, opt for watermelon juice. Your body, and your sex life, will thank you.

Evan Hopkins is a 24 year old writer operating out of Atlanta, GA. When he isn't writing, he enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, and folk music.Evan Hopkins on Google+