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In 2008, a single watermelon was auctioned off in Japan for more than $6,000

9/19/2016 - Melons are considered a delicacy in Japan and are popular as gifts during the summer. Because of this custom, it has become a mark of great social status to be able to purchase the first melon of the season, and melon auctions have become a local institution. In 2008, a 17-pound watermelon of the...

Police state insanity: Man arrested for carving watermelon in a 'passive-aggressive' manner

7/19/2014 - In today's insane police state society, people can now be arrested for the "suspicious" way that they cut up fruits and vegetables. Apparently, carving a watermelon aggressively can land a man in the slammer these days. All police need is a snitch, and that can even include a man's own wife. This is...

Enjoy your salad with olive oil and a watermelon snack to naturally lower blood pressure

5/23/2014 - A staggering number of people from all walks of life have little comprehension of how very small increases in resting blood pressure over the course of years and decades promote cardiovascular disease, stroke and an early death. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hypertension frequently runs in...

Eating watermelon rind may boost libido, provide other health benefits

4/22/2014 - Many times, people discard parts of fruits and vegetables that they consider unhealthy. Not only is this habit wasteful, but it may mean that people are missing out on health benefits they never considered. For example, while many folks tend to peel the white strands of an orange away from the fruit,...

Could watermelon be the magic way out for muscle aches?

4/1/2014 - Many athletes have developed sore muscles after performing vigorous exercises or doing a new workout. This is due to fatigue-inducing stress on your muscles. This causes small tears in the muscle, which the muscle tissues repair themselves and in the process become stronger. However, muscle ache is...

Eating watermelons can help reduce blood pressure

4/26/2013 - According to a new study, a pre-hypertensive condition is one of the major risk factors for serious health threats such as strokes and heart attacks. However, not too many people are aware that simply eating watermelons can be very effective in naturally fighting off pre-hypertension and therefore,...

Watermelon plays a significant role in lowering heart disease risk and aiding weight management

10/16/2012 - It will come as no surprise to health-minded individuals that compounds from natural fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds directly alter genetic expression to promote health and prevent many chronic diseases. A number of prior studies have extolled the many virtues of eating an apple each day to prevent...

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals

6/19/2012 - Heart disease and stroke continue to be the leading cause of death in the US, as vascular deterioration and dysfunction result in hypertension and ultimately, an early demise. Elevated blood pressure results in micro-cracks to the delicate endothelial lining of the blood vessels that must be patched...

Watermelons lower abdominal fat accumulation and reduce heart-clogging arterial plaque

11/14/2011 - Researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated that consuming watermelon juice can have a significant impact on artery-clogging plaque deposition by modifying blood lipids and lowering dangerous belly fat accumulation. Heart disease takes the lives of millions of unsuspecting individuals...

Cool down with a healthy and delicious natural fruit freeze

8/31/2011 - Research has shown that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy in many ways, including combating and preventing cardiovascular disease and obesity and lowering your risk of cancer. One deliciously refreshing and super healthy way to contribute to your daily fruit servings is to quench...

Beat summer heat with watermelon, a Chinese herb

7/27/2011 - Though we often think of Chinese herbs as dark brown strong-tasting teas, when we look deeper we find the ancient Chinese also acknowledged and documented the tremendous healing power of fresh food. Watermelon is not only a delicious summer treat, but it is also a powerful effective medicine, which...

Watermelons lower blood pressure as well as statins and provide many other benefits

4/26/2011 - Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is common for many of us from time to time and it has often been the practice of doctors to treat high blood pressure by prescribing dangerous statin drugs. Now, researchers have found that healthy watermelons can do just as good of a job without all the nasty...

Eat Watermelon to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

4/15/2011 - If you suffer from hypertension, a sweeter and juicier way to keep your blood pressure under control may be in the horizon. A recent study by Florida State University (FSU) found that subjects who took six grams of an extract derived from watermelon for six weeks had an increased aortic blood flow and...

Watermelon found to lower blood pressure

12/24/2010 - Amino acids found in watermelon have been shown to lower blood pressure. In addition to healthy vitamins and minerals, watermelon contains two amino acids, L-arginine and L-citrulline, that reduce hypertension. Other Natural Blood Pressure Lowering Foods Other foods have also been shown to lower...

Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure among Other Health Benefits

11/10/2010 - Just looking at a juicy watermelon seems to relax us perhaps because the image conjures memories of lazy summer days and informal meals. But a new study reveals that it's not just in our heads. Eating watermelon actually lowers blood pressure. Food scientists at The Florida State University conducted...

Watermelons lower blood pressure as good as statins and provide many other benefits

11/4/2010 - Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is common for many of us from time to time and it has often been the practice of doctors to treat high blood pressure by prescribing dangerous statin drugs. Now, researchers have found that healthy watermelons can do just as good of a job without all the nasty...

Amino acids in watermelon lower blood pressure

10/18/2010 - Watermelon is a classic summertime favorite packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and many other nutrients. And a new study out of Florida State University (FSU) has pinpointed a few specific amino acids present in watermelon that help improve arterial function and lower blood pressure. According...

Find Out Why Watermelon is a Nutritional Powerhouse

7/8/2010 - Who would have thought the common watermelon packed so much nutrition? The usual notion about watermelon is they are just water with taste, harmless, but not a good choice for nutritional value. Wrong! Watermelon has the most nutrition per calorie of common foods. Organic watermelons are hard to...

Watermelon Juice: A Thirst Quenching Super Food Juice

12/5/2008 - Watermelon is a deliciously thirst quenching, healing super food. Juicing watermelon is especially nutritious because you can juice the entire melon…fruit, rind and seeds, all of which offer incredible benefits. In fact, studies show that the most nutrient dense part of the melon is the rind, and the...

Watermelon Found to Function as Natural Viagra

11/16/2008 - New research suggests that watermelon may produce effects in the body similar to that of Viagra, perhaps pointing the way to a natural remedy for men suffering from erectile dysfunction, says Bhimu Patil of Texas A&M University. Research conducted by Patil and others has recently revealed that the...

Rare Watermelon Fetches $6,000 in Japanese Auction

10/27/2008 - A 17-pound, black "Densuke" watermelon was sold for a record $6,100 in Japan on the opening day of the agricultural season. "This is the highest price on record for a Densuke watermelon, and that probably means it's the highest of any watermelon in Japanese history," said Kazuyoshi Ohira, a spokesman...

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