If erectile dysfunction is interfering with bedroom fireworks, try the Fourth of July picnic favorite. Watermelon, like many fruits, bursts with phytonutrients—compounds that trigger healthy reactions in the body. This succulent red produce contains lycopene, beta carotene and the new darling of the bedroom, citrulline. Citrulline converts in the body to the amino acid arginine, which boosts nitric oxide that relaxes blood vessels. This is the same basic effect Viagra has in treating erectile dysfunction. While watermelon doesn’t work exactly like Viagra, it does relax blood vessels without any nasty side effects.
This article is a part of the Our Fragile Planet April/May 2016 issue of Whole Life Times.