Benefit of Watermelon : Increase Your Libido

Besides the sweet and refreshing, watermelon is also a rich storehouse of vitamins and antioxidants. Watermelon is also classified as a fruit is healthy, able to ward off cancer, and increase libido.

Besides the sweet and refreshing, watermelon is also a rich storehouse of vitamins and antioxidants. Watermelon is also classified as a fruit is healthy, able to ward off cancer, and increase libido.

Watermelon is known as body conditioning during hot weather, laxative urine (diuretic), anti-inflammatories, intestinal lubricant, and relieving thirst. In the traditional medicine of China, watermelon flesh is used for summer heat against the disease, symptoms of a disease that is characterized by sweating, thirst, body temperature increases, the color of clear urine, diarrhea, and irritability.

Besides the fruit, watermelon seed it is useful. Nutritious watermelon seeds as a laxative urine (diuretic), nourish the kidneys, bladder inflammation soothing and moisturizing the intestine.

Watermelon is known by several names. In Java, he called semongka, watesan, and ghuleng-ghuleng. In Sumatra, he was known by mandike, karamboja, kalambosa, or kamandriki. In Maluku, the watermelon is called mendikai, while in Lampung lamuja. Watermelon has a foreign name Xi cave, watermelon, melon d’eau, or wasserkurbis.

Watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris Schrad) derived from the Cucurbitaceae family and genus Citrullus. The fruit is spherical to elongated round, with greatly varying sizes. Length of 20-30 cm, 15-20 cm diameter, and weighing between 4 kg and 20 kg.

His skin is thick and fleshy, smooth, and has a variety of colors (green, yellow little white, or light green and white striped). Flesh color is red, pink (pink), orange (orange), yellow, even white. Besides eaten as fresh fruit, watermelon can also be drunk as a juice.

Watermelon seed-shaped elongated, flat, black, white, yellow, or reddish brown. There is also a seedless watermelon. Meanwhile, the watermelon seeds can be processed into watermelon seeds.

Vitamin Warehouse
Watermelon has vitamins A pretty good. Consumption of 100 grams is sufficient to meet 11.1 percent of the body to vitamin A. In addition, according to The George Mateljan Foundation, the content of vitamin C in watermelon are included in the excellent category. Combination of the two vitamins are made of watermelon can be an excellent source of antioxidants.

Bodies need antioxidants to scavenge free radicals that are dangerous to the body because it can oxidize LDL cholesterol, clog arteries, and potentially a source of heart disease and stroke.

Watermelon is also rich in vitamin B complex that is necessary for energy production. The George Mateljan Foundation classifies the content of vitamin B complex in the category of very good watermelon. High water content also led to a watermelon is a fruit that can be used as a release thirst.

Watermelon can also be used to increase the discharge of urine. In addition to its high water content, watermelon sitrulin and arginine-containing component that plays a role in the formation of urea in the liver from ammonia and CO2, thereby increasing urine production.

Sitrulin amino acid compound in watermelon can help to increase the production of nitric oxide, which contributes to the ability of erection in men. Sitrulin easily absorbed by the body so that the maximum concentration in the blood is more easily achieved. Watermelon seeds also contain active compounds which can stimulate the kukurbositrin kidneys and keep the blood pressure remained normal.

Lycopene prevents cancer
The red color in watermelon indicating high levels of lycopene, a component of carotenoids like beta-carotene. Therefore, it is recommended to eat watermelon red than yellow watermelon.

Compared with other antioxidant compounds (especially vitamin C and E), strength of watermelon lycopene in the fight against free radicals is much more powerful. Power as an antioxidant than beta-carotene doubled (provitamin A) and ten times more than vitamin E. Thus, reaction of lycopene as an antioxidant in the body well above the vitamin A, C, E, and minerals.

Various studies have shown that lycopene is very useful for preventing cancer, especially epithelial cell cancers such as prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. The research in Italy proved that high doses of lycopene consumption may reduce the risk of cancer of the stomach and intestines.

A study conducted at Yale University, USA, on 473 men showed that men free of prostate cancer have more lycopene in their blood than those who were sick. The same study was also conducted by Harvard University in 2002 which proves that men who consume large amounts of lycopene have a lower risk of cancer, particularly prostate cancer.

A study in Iran as reported by Cook et al (1979) suggests that lycopene consumption can reduce 39 percent of esophageal cancer in men. Helzlsouer et al (1996) reported that consumption of lycopene may reduce the 7.4 percent risk of uterine cancer.

Lycopene also has been reported to treat cancer of the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. The presence of lycopene is beneficial to inhibit the oxidation caused by the bacteria. By Atanasova (1997), lycopene may also inhibit the formation of N-nitrosamines which can cause stomach cancer.

In addition, lycopene is also able to maintain mental and physical functioning of the elderly. Upon entry into the bloodstream, lycopene would capture free radicals in aged cells and repair cells that have been damaged. As a phytochemical, lycopene does not have toxic properties that are safe for consumption without causing side effects.

An experiment conducted All India Institute of Sciences New Delhi on 30 infertile men aged 23-45 years who were given 20 mg of lycopene twice daily for 3 months showed an increase in sperm count, sperm structure improvements, and an increase in sperm motility. Of the 30 respondents, six of them managed to impregnate his wife.

In the human body, the compound lycopene is stored in the testes, adrenal gland, and prostate. Lycopene content in watermelon is estimated at 4100 micrograms per 100 grams of watermelon.

Giovannucci (1999) reported that the effectiveness of lycopene, either in watermelon and other fruits that are red, far better than lycopene supplements. This was due to the mechanism of synergy with other components of fruits, such as vitamin A and vitamin C. Omega-3 in seafood also will increase the effectiveness of lycopene itself.

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