Summer is in full-swing and watermelon is a great food consisting of 90% water content. It’s full of vitamins minerals, and amino acid, organic compounds including:

  • vitamin C,
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • protein
  • potassium
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B6
  • niacin
  • thiamin
  • carotenoids
  • phytonutrients – lycopene!
  • L-citrulline

The refreshing summer fruit, watermelon juice, has gained resounding status amongst athletes at boosting performance. It keeps your body hydrated, healthy and great for your skin quality.

Does L-citrulline reduce muscle soreness?

Yes, it has been researched and found that it significantly reduces muscle soreness after exercise. Now scientists have found evidence that, In addition to being a favourite summer fruit,it can relieve post-exercise muscle soreness after hearty exercise. Watermelon juice’s status amongst athletes is receiving scientific support.

Watermelon contains carbohydrates and amino acid L-citrulline. Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid and is processed by the body to:

  • healthy heart and blood vessels
  • boost the immune system
  • relaxes the blood vessels
  • improves blood flow.
  • increase blood flow to muscles.
  • antioxidant properties
  • potential to increase muscle protein
  • enhance athletic performance.
  • relieved muscle soreness
Watermelon is Good for You

This is good news for athletes and everyone else! Watermelon is incredibly good for you. Eat the juicy watermelon, very low in calories, so good for your diet. A pleasantly sweet way to rehydrate in hot summer UK weather when mixed with lemon or lime juice. These results are amazingly surprising but true.
For you people cannot access a fresh watermelon, particularly in the cold, dark winter months, citrulline is available in supplement form, capsuled, tableted or powdered. But, you maybe will find it sliced up all year round.

 

Photo Credit Contribution – Ed Ivanushkin