OHHHHHHHHHHH! Man, they say there is a little truth to every stereotype, but now there’s science to back it up. You know that stereotype/myth about the virile, big, Black, buck? Jezebel? Those hyper-sexualized Black men and women? Well, just blame it on watermelon.
Watermelon, that sweet, juicy, red, black, and green (omigod! Is THAT where the African-American flag colors come from?!?!) goodness is like nature’s Viagra! Sweddagod. See:
ScienceDaily (July 1, 2008) — A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. That’s because scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido.
[…] Beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are known as phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive, or able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions, Patil said.In watermelons, these include lycopene, beta carotene and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients – citrulline – whose beneficial functions are now being unraveled. Among them is the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does.
Scientists know that when watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system, Patil said.
“The citrulline-arginine relationship helps heart health, the immune system and may prove to be very helpful for those who suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes,” said Patil. “Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it.”
[…] As an added bonus, these studies have also shown that deep red varieties of watermelon have displaced the tomato as the lycopene king, Patil said. Almost 92 percent of watermelon is water, but the remaining 8 percent is loaded with lycopene, an anti-oxidant that protects the human heart, prostate and skin health…
**I shamelessly added this picture of WILL SMITH WITH NO SHIRT ON/TOPLESS/WET because I get a ton of hits on this blog from people searching for WILL SMITH.
It’s not so bad though. I’m pretty sure Willy eats watermelon. I’d bet my kidneys on it. Yeah, both of them. And look, he’s got no problem with impotence. You see that tribe he drags to every movie premier?