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Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles

Food Chemistry: The amino acid L-citrulline found in the
fruit could help athletes avoid muscle soreness after a
hard workout

By Erika Gebel
Chemical & Engineering News
July 25, 2013

Keywords - L-citrulline, bioavailability, anaerobic
performance, pasteurization, cellular absorption,
watermelon

The Next Sports Drink?

Watermelon drinks, like this smoothie, could help cut
down on muscle soreness after intense exercise.
Credit: Shutterstock

Before taking a long bike ride on a hot summer day, have
some watermelon: The juicy fruit may ward off muscle
pains. Researchers report that people who drank
watermelon juice before exercising felt less sore the
next day than those who drank a pink placebo beverage (J.
Agric. Food Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/jf400964r). They
also found that cells absorb the presumed active
ingredient, L-citrulline, more readily from unpasteurized
watermelon juice than from plain water spiked with the
compound, suggesting the natural source is the optimal
delivery medium.

L-citrulline is an uncommon amino acid that, until
recently, hasnít gotten a lot of attention, says Encarna
Aguayo of the Technical University of Cartagena in Spain.
Scientists now recognize that L-citrulline has
antioxidant properties and may enhance athletic
performance, she says. For example, studies have shown
that L-citrulline in supplement form accelerates removal
of lactic acid from muscles, allowing for more intense
training and faster recovery. Watermelon is one of the
few natural foods with an abundance of L-citrulline, so
Aguayo wanted to test whether the fruitís juice could
function as a sports drink.

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Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles

Food Chemistry: The amino acid L-citrulline found in the
fruit could help athletes avoid muscle soreness after a
hard workout

By Erika Gebel
Chemical & Engineering News
July 25, 2013

Keywords - L-citrulline, bioavailability, anaerobic
performance, pasteurization, cellular absorption,
watermelon

The Next Sports Drink?

Watermelon drinks, like this smoothie, could help cut
down on muscle soreness after intense exercise.
Credit: Shutterstock

Before taking a long bike ride on a hot summer day, have
some watermelon: The juicy fruit may ward off muscle
pains. Researchers report that people who drank
watermelon juice before exercising felt less sore the
next day than those who drank a pink placebo beverage (J.
Agric. Food Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/jf400964r). They
also found that cells absorb the presumed active
ingredient, L-citrulline, more readily from unpasteurized
watermelon juice than from plain water spiked with the
compound, suggesting the natural source is the optimal
delivery medium.

L-citrulline is an uncommon amino acid that, until
recently, hasnít gotten a lot of attention, says Encarna
Aguayo of the Technical University of Cartagena in Spain.
Scientists now recognize that L-citrulline has
antioxidant properties and may enhance athletic
performance, she says. For example, studies have shown
that L-citrulline in supplement form accelerates removal
of lactic acid from muscles, allowing for more intense
training and faster recovery. Watermelon is one of the
few natural foods with an abundance of L-citrulline, so
Aguayo wanted to test whether the fruitís juice could
function as a sports drink.

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Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles | Chemical & Engineering News

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj
Thanks for the scoop on watermelons. Had been hearing for some time they were good for a person. Now we know.
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Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles

Food Chemistry: The amino acid L-citrulline found in the
fruit could help athletes avoid muscle soreness after a
hard workout

By Erika Gebel
Chemical & Engineering News
July 25, 2013

Keywords - L-citrulline, bioavailability, anaerobic
performance, pasteurization, cellular absorption,
watermelon

The Next Sports Drink?

Watermelon drinks, like this smoothie, could help cut
down on muscle soreness after intense exercise.
Credit: Shutterstock

Before taking a long bike ride on a hot summer day, have
some watermelon: The juicy fruit may ward off muscle
pains. Researchers report that people who drank
watermelon juice before exercising felt less sore the
next day than those who drank a pink placebo beverage (J.
Agric. Food Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/jf400964r). They
also found that cells absorb the presumed active
ingredient, L-citrulline, more readily from unpasteurized
watermelon juice than from plain water spiked with the
compound, suggesting the natural source is the optimal
delivery medium.

L-citrulline is an uncommon amino acid that, until
recently, hasnít gotten a lot of attention, says Encarna
Aguayo of the Technical University of Cartagena in Spain.
Scientists now recognize that L-citrulline has
antioxidant properties and may enhance athletic
performance, she says. For example, studies have shown
that L-citrulline in supplement form accelerates removal
of lactic acid from muscles, allowing for more intense
training and faster recovery. Watermelon is one of the
few natural foods with an abundance of L-citrulline, so
Aguayo wanted to test whether the fruitís juice could
function as a sports drink.

Continues at:

Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles | Chemical & Engineering News

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj


Watermelons are really great for refreshments plus it's really helpful as well. No wonder why I like watermelon.


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