Is Watermelon Mother Nature's Viagra?

Wow. I don’t know how to lead off into this one, but there’s a new study suggestion that watermelon may have a Viagra-like effect on males. The research comes from Texas A&M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. I suppose they already have millions of test subjects – those of us who enjoy a good slice of watermelon now and again. I tossed the link to my friends to get their thoughts the other day:

I don't even want to know what I have to do to a watermelon for that effect…that's what the story says right? I haven't clicked. – Mark Krynsky

shot in the dark with this but, i'm guessing you eat it. call me crazy… – Outsanity

Actually my father in-law who lives near Puerto Vallarta Mexico swears by Yaca if anyone is truly interested. http://banderasnews.com/0501/h…Mark Krynsky

I've heard "maca" has similar effect. You can buy the powder at any health food store. – Lisa Lee via fftogo

maca and yaca? and watermelon? – edythe

At least the story isn't about bananas. 🙂 – Morton Fox

🙂 – Mitchell Tsai

So the little blue pill is being replaced by the big green melon? – Tim via Alert Thingy

I don't think I've ever had an erection for more than four hours from watermelon… 8-/ – Steven Buehler via twhirl

Walnuts are supposed to be good too. – mentaleffluvia

maybe that's why it's the national fruit in China, and served with every meal? – clarke

Gives new meaning to the phrase "nice mellons" – Ralph Whitbeck

"The little blue pill is being replaced by the big green melon" that made me spew tea across my desk! ROFLMAO – PonziPirillo

I wonder if my wife read about this. There is half a watermelon in the fridge that was not there yesterday. – JA Castillo

saw that on the news – problem is – it's the RIND you have to eat. You know, the gross green part? And no idea how much of it. Although apparently they're working on a genetically 'improved' watermelon with the chemical factor in the red part. : – Lucretia Pruitt

Sounds fruity, I know – but there’s something to be said in… hey, wait a second? Did my wife leave a comment in this thread?!