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Watermelon Ways

By New You Editorial
Posted On Sep 11, 2013

New You Health Tip: Sip the sweet nectar of muscle relief.

After a good workout, on the following day you may experience excruciating soreness. Some may reference the phrase “No pain, no gain,” but if you can gain, with a little less pain, wouldn’t you? A new report done by the ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry tested two different forms of watermelon juice. While natural juice has already been found to increase muscle protein and enhance athletic performance, the study tested watermelon juice containing L-citrulline as well. The results stated that both the natural and the watermelon juice containing L-citrulline helped with muscle soreness. However, most relief was found in the watermelon’s natural form. Next time your body feels like it has been thrown through a ringer the day after a workout, grab a glass and reap the benefits.