Watermelon is a fun and cool snack to enjoy at any BBQ, get together, or just because you crave it. However, for men, eating watermelon may have an interesting side-effect that may involve your sex life. The latest studies show that watermelon may be one of the latest foods to add to the aphrodisiac list in addition to being one of the healthiest foods to consume.
Aphrodisiacs have been widely used in various cultures and civilizations for hundreds of thousands of years. By definition an aphrodisiac is a substance or activity that increases a personís sexual desire and interest. Food has been tied to having aphrodisiac qualities for many years as well. Many believe that certain foods contain herbs and other properties that can heighten sexual desire, while others are believed to have an impact on oneís sex life due to its shape or its origins. Common examples of food-related aphrodisiacs include garlic, arugula, figs, oysters, anise, mustard, vanilla, honey, almonds, truffles, wine, coffee, and licorice. Fruit-related aphrodisiacs include berries, pineapples, cherries, strawberries, and bananas.
Like many other fruits and vegetables, watermelon contains phyto-nutrients, which have the ability to trigger certain reactions within the human body. In the case of watermelon, recent studies show that in men, it has the ability to trigger a sexual response that can increase the male libido by relaxing blood vessels. Researchers compare this watermelon trigger with the effects Viagra has on men. The main phyto-nutrient that is at the heart of this response is known as citrulline. When absorbed into the body it turns into arginine and in this amino acid form it works to benefit the immune, heart, and circulatory system as well as its sexual side effects, which may be able to prevent and treat erectile dysfunction.
For men suffering from impotence or other forms of erectile dysfunction, the health benefits of watermelon could provide a more natural solution to treat their condition. Additionally, turning to watermelon provides an option that does not involve the use of prescription drugs or their side effects. As surprising as the results are, researchers are quick to say that watermelon may not be as direct in affecting the male sex organ as medication like Viagra but it is definitely a food that should be included into anyoneís diet, male or female, due to its potent and numerous health benefits. The best way to enjoy the full flavor and benefits of watermelon is to store it at room temperature and then cut into it. Once itís been cut, be sure to refrigerate whatís left.
So the next time youíre in the mood, skip the oysters, bananas, and chocolate covered strawberries and grab a couple slices of watermelon to get the night started off right.
|Are There Cosmetic Benefits to Having Sex?|
We all know that sex makes us feel good, but can it also make us look good? Several recent studies seem to lead to that conclusion.
For instance, those steamy nights can double as gym time. At the very core of it, sex is a very pleasurable form of aerobic exercise. Now it wonít replace regular trips
|Can Perfume Pheromones Pose a Threat to My Good Judgment?|
The pheromone phenomenon came bursting onto the scene in the early nineties and has been hovering just below the pop culture radar ever since. But what are they anyway?
Pheromones are invisible odorless sex attractant chemicals that both male and female mammals produce naturally. They can