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Watermelons are juicy and delicious and one of my favorite fruits to eat during the summer. I knew they were good for your health, but I never thought they could potentially help to lower blood pressure. According to an article on, nine adults took watermelon extract for six weeks and it lessened their blood pressure. Apparently, watermelon contains an amino acid, L-citrulline, which helps to regulate blood pressure in the body.

I always loved eating watermelon, but this makes me want to eat it even more!

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Bri Luginbill asked this
July 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM



That's pretty awesome! I never would have guessed that watermelons could have such benefits. I've never really been that crazy about them because they're so, well, watery. Too much water, not enough melon for me, haha. But this may be enough to make me want to eat it!

Laura Hogg answered
July 22, 2011 at 9:32 AM

wow never knew that! watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. As long as it's red and juicy. I haven't had the best luck recently with my watermelon picking. They have been dry and the color has been a light red. Anyways very good to know, thanks!

Kara answered
August 1, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Thank you for this wonderful information Bri. I usually eat watermelon in summer season just because it cools my inside. Unkowningly, I have been getting good benefit from it. I am going to take more.

Fekadu answered
August 19, 2011 at 3:23 PM

I guess I need to get back on the watermelon train. I have a history of high blood pressure in my family, and can take all the natural help I can get! Thanks for the info Bri!

Rex answered
April 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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