Watermelon against cholesterol and heart disease

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Watermelon as an ally of the heart and against bad cholesterol. In addition to being fresh and tasty, the summer fruit par excellence, it is a valid natural aid against heart disease, because it allows to reduce bad cholesterol levels (technically known as 'Lld') and to keep body weight under control.



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THEwatermelon as an ally of the heart and against the bad cholesterol. In addition to being fresh and tasty, the summer fruit par excellence, it is a valid natural aid against heart disease, because it allows you to reduce bad cholesterol levels (technically known as 'Lld') ea keep body weight under control.

To reveal the precious properties of the "watermelon" is a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, conducted by a team of researchers from theAmerican University of Purdue.

According to scholars, watermelon - popular with adults and children - could become one new natural weapon to keep fit and protect the heart thanks to the action of citrulline, a substance contained in the fruit and already known to the scientific community for its beneficial properties against hypertension and heart disease.

“We know that watermelon is good for health because it contains citrulline - explained Shubin Saha, first author of the study - but we still don't know at what molecular level this substance works. This will be the next step to be examined in future research ".

In fact, according to some scholars, a slice of watermelon a day would suffice to help our body reduce bad cholesterol levels.

Unfortunately the watermelon it is no longer in season, but with the arrival of next summer we will have one more reason to make the full watermelon, with centrifuges, smoothies, juices, fruit salads and jellies!



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Read the original study here

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