American scientists, writes Journal of Nutrition, conducted a three-month experiment, which revealed new and useful properties of watermelon.
Firstly, it contains the amino acids arginine and affecting the improvement of metabolism (metabolism), which promotes weight loss. This experiment showed that addition of arginine in a diet of fat in the body is significantly reduced. In addition, by itself watermelon calorie (30 kcal per 100g) and contains a lot of liquid, so you can quickly restore the water balance in the body and stay in shape.
And secondly, in watermelon contains citrulline, which increases endurance, relaxes blood vessels, which in turn normalizes blood pressure. Third, watermelon is rich in antioxidants, which protect cells and slow the aging process.