What the Pharmaceutical Industry Doesn't Want You to Know About the Cucurbitaceae Family.


Read this blog post to find out the dirty little secret about cucurbits that pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know!

They greatly curb symptoms of erectile dysfunction and help you have a better sex life.

Boom. Blog done. You can go elsewhere now. I'd rather you didn't though because I'd hate for you to miss out on why this is so. First, let's establish what a cucurbit is.

Cucurbits are fruits that are commonly called gourds. Things like pumpkins, squash, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber make the cut for this family. They are very sensitive to freezing temperatures, and thus cannot be grown in all parts of the world. Most of them grow with a vine and grow very close to the ground. In particular I'd like to talk about the watermelon.

 

Watermelon is one of the most nutrient and EZ water dense foods on the planet. I can't say enough good things about the health benefits.Watermelon is so cleansing, there's a whole detox regimen dedicated to it. That alone should tell you that it's powerful. Let's get to the science.

A researcher at Texas A&M by the name of Dr. Bhimu S. Patil has been studying the nutritional value of watermelon for humans. He made a pretty bold statement in saying that watermelon has viagra like effects.......So why did he make this statement? because of an amino acid found in the flesh and the rind called citrulline.

 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1217/figure/ucd-overview.F1/

There's a cycle in your body called the urea cycle. The urea cycle is basically how your body processes amino acids. It converts waste ammonia from amino acids to urea that you piss out. Citrulline feeds directly into this cycle. Let's look at the products. This is a diagram from this article.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230631493_L-citrulline_supplementation_reverses_the_impaired_airway_relaxation_in_neonatal_rats_exposed_to_hyperoxia

It's showing you how citrulline is converted into arginine, another amino acid. Now without going into too much science jargon, arginine is responsible for nitric oxide (NO) production in your body.

What is NO for? Smooth muscle relaxation.

Now why is smooth muscle relaxation important? I'm glad you asked. Smooth muscle relaxation results in what's called vasodilation, or a *relaxing and widening of the blood vessels*.

Now, when you get an erection, blood is filling the soft tissue of your penis. You think that's gonna be easier to do relaxed or tight?Relaxed right? What happens when your blood vessels are too constricted/high blood pressure?? You get erectile dysfunction.

 

So viagra basically localizes what watermelon does to your whole body. Watermelon has no side effects. They found a higher concentration of citrulline in the rind versus the flesh, but it's in both. Here's a screenshot of the paper title if you'd like to go read it on your own.

Yes, watermelon rind is edible. You can also juice it and it is quite amazing.

Also the seeds are jam packed with nutrients. Guess what sexual health nutrient is found in watermelon seeds????? You guessed it, zinc.

 

Ladies, I didn't forget about you. Since citrulline aids in detoxifying the liver of excess ammonia, it also increases your liver health. O