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Juicy News for Your Heart

Researchers from
the USDA Agricultural Research
Service found that it raises levels
of arginine, an amino acid shown
to improve blood-vessel function
in the body.
Study subjects who
drank three glasses of watermelon
juice a day had 12 percent higher
levels of arginine than those who
didn't drink any. But arginine isn't
the only heart-smart ingredient:
Watermelon is also one of the best
sources of lycopene, an antioxidant
that can lower harmful LDL
cholesterol and reduce the risk
of certain cancers. So do your
health-and taste buds-a favor and
haul a watermelon home today.

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