According to the British “Daily Mail” report, researchers at Florida State University found that people who are overweight eat watermelon to lower their blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack.
The researchers selected 13 middle-aged male and female volunteers with obesity who were diagnosed with high blood pressure in the last 12 weeks. Volunteers immersed their hands in cold water to simulate cold weather conditions (in cold conditions, the heart will accelerate the blood supply to increase the risk of heart attack), while the researchers measured their blood pressure values. . Subsequently, half of the participants took the watermelon juice extract (4 grams of citrulline and 2 grams of arginine) daily, and the other half took only a placebo. After six weeks, the two groups of participants exchanged roles. Studies have shown that eating watermelon can lower blood pressure and reduce heart discomfort, even in cold weather conditions. The results of this study show that eating watermelon is good for the heart.