Watermelon Can Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Sri Sahara By Sri Sahara, 9th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3wroncd-/
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Are you worried about a heart attack and hypertension? Eating watermelon regularly will help you get out of this concern.


People with obesity or overweight have a higher risk of some diseases such as heart attacks and hypertension. Both diseases are classified as a fatal disease. However, these risks can be minimized by eating watermelon regularly.

Watermelon is a good source of potassium. Potassium is a component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure, so it can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure or hypertension.

Lycopene and potassium in watermelon is also important to maintain a healthy heart, while vitamin A and C help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol that clogs blood vessels. Plus, watermelon is rich in amino acids citrulline. Kidney will convert citrulline into arginine which can help blood circulation and prevent the accumulation of fat in the cells.

Watermelon lowering the risk of heart attack

In a country with four seasons, the number of people who died in the winter of a heart attack is quite high. This is due to the perceived stress of the body to maintain body temperature at a normal temperature. This condition causes blood pressure to rise so as to make the heart work harder, resulting in the risk of heart attack and stroke increases.

In a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, the researchers say that eating watermelon is very good for heart health and can reduce the risk of heart attacks in winter.

According to Arturo Figueroa from Florida State University, the pressure in the aorta and heart decreased after patients taking watermelon extract.

The study involved 13 obese women and men. In that study, the participants were given extracts of watermelon every day for up to 6 weeks old. Watermelon extract is known to contain 2 grams of the amino acid L-arginine and 4 grams of L-citrulline.
When compared with people taking placebo pills, those who ate watermelon extract was experiencing a drop in blood pressure. In addition, the stress on the heart also reduced, even in cold conditions though.

"It means that the heart of the work is not too hard so that the heart would be easier to work in stressful conditions such as in the winter," said Figueroa.

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