Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Juicy & satisfying

So I saw a press release a while back that was claiming that watermelons have a Viagra-like effect.

I’m not sure why I can’t stop thinking about this particular press release, seeing as I read many each day. Maybe it’s the fact that the mad spamers keep emailing me about increasing my penis size and libido, and I’ve found this nutritious, healthy, and cheap way to outsmart them (not that I have a penis) . Or maybe it’s because I love watermelon. Or who knows, maybe I’m just some kind of pervert.

But the fact remains that this particular press release piqued my interest. In fact, I’ve really not looked at watermelons the same since, and, yes, I find myself buying more watermelon than ever before.

It turns out that watermelon contains the phyto-nutrient citrulline, which when consumed is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine boots nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels -- the same basic effect that Viagra has.

"Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects,” states Dr. Bhimu Patil, of Texas A&M University.

It also turns out that this citrulline is mostly found in the rind of the watermelon (like they say, the rind is a terrible thing to waste), and that you’d need to eat about 6 cups of watermelon to get any comparable Viagra-like effects, but still, who doesn’t like watermelon? And what can it hurt?

Dr. Patil goes on to say that, “While there are many psychological and physiological problems that can cause impotence, extra nitric oxide could help those who need increased blood flow.”

Well, when you think about it, watermelon may just help in the “psychological” realm of impotence as well. Watermelons are somewhat erotic; their shape and color somewhat suggestive. Men typically admire women’s’ melons.

And the interior of a watermelon can be reminiscent of other parts of a woman’s anatomy

It’s obvious that this guy has discovered the joys of watermelon.

Doesn’t he look happy? Look at him fondling that one particular watermelon.

And this cow from Costa Rica definitely has a sheepish grin.

Horny toad cow

I suggest that we all eat

And drink
more watermelon. They're inexpensive, delicious, and just might lead to sex, or who knows, maybe even marriage...


NucMEd is Hot said...

I'm all for the sex part, but not so much for marriage. Did they happen to say if would make me want to get married, because if so I have to stop eating right now.

I saw the same article, amazing. I wonder though if all this vessel relaxation couldn't have some other not so cool effects like dizziness.

Weith Kick said...

Fascinating. Guess I need to start eating more watermelon, or at least the rind. Wait, the rind??? Are you serious??? You want me to eat the rind for more boners. I guess it can't hurt.

Captain Dumbass said...

When would you have the time to have sex after eating 6 cups worth? That's one full bladder. And will it make you see green or red? I think that was the coolest side effect.

Ellie said...

Love it, Beth! Great job. I love "oran specific" and a "rind is a terrible thing to waste".

I've got a problem though. Watermelon disagrees with me. Just like cucumbers and green peppers do.

But you know what? I'm willing to deal with the burpiness for that delicious-looking watermelon beverage. And for what might happen afterwards....

Ellie said...

Further to my comment, and taking into consideration Weith Kick's and Captain Dumbass's (no offence), I'll be sharing those watermelon martinis with Mistah Schleckah. With the rind as as a garnish.

Beth said...

Ellie, I've even got the watermelon martini recipe for you:

This is based for 1 drink:
2 parts frozen or non frozen watermelon
1 part citrus flavored vodka
1 part pomegranate juice(optional or lemon juice if you use regular vodka)
1 part triple sec or Cointreau.

Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Pour in Shaker to strain as you pour into chilled martini glasses.

Ellie said...

Oh. My. God. I am all over that. Burps be damned.

Jacquie said...

Ohhhhh, I need one of those so badly. I forgot everything I was going to say while reading your funny post when I saw that drink.

Between this and the gun tequila, I smell a cocktail party. Anyone around here have a panoramic ocean view for a few more weeks?!

Ellie said...

Me! Oh, wait. No I don't.


Have fun you two. Only 2 more weeks, Beth?

Beth said...

Ellie, you have a beautiful view of the crane, let's not downplay that!

Alas, yes, just two more weeks, but I have to say, I'm ready to go. I will miss the fantastic ocean view, and terrific neighbors, but I really can't wait to have a new home of my own.

That said, we should have a sunset happy hour before moving day. Somebody needs to bring the blender though. I have no earthly idea which box mine is packed in.

Jacquie said...

I'll bring the blender and the watermelon!

Rita.the.bookworm said...

Awww, that was cute. Watermelon season is so short. Hail the watermelon!

Anonymous said...

Watermelon rind tastes exactly like cucumbers. I'm all over the watermelon! Yep! And Joe can have the rind. He won't mind when he hears what it's good for, and if it doesn't "work"? Hey, I still got all the watermelon to myself. Win Win situation!

Beth said...

Go Joe! Grind on the rind.

You too Mistah.

KathyR said...

That is NOT a watermelon in his pocket.