Thanks to its amino acid content, especially L-arginine, watermelon is ideal not only for sportspeople but also for all those who want to avoid fatigue and have extra energy.

watermelon healthy

When we think of watermelon, a pleasant sensation of freshness, satisfaction and well-being pops into our minds immediately.

It’s the fruit of summer. It’s the natural offering that combines so well in juices and salads.

However, it’s possible that you also often tell yourself that watermelon is “all water” and that its nutritional content is minimal, if not nonexistent.

Well, you’ll be glad to hear that despite it being 92% water, in each mouthful we ingest significant amounts of vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as an endless list of antioxidants and amino acids.

On top of that, it hardly contains any sodium and its fat content is almost nonexistent. What more could we ask for?

In reality, we can ask for one more thing: for it to revive us, to give us energy and to give our muscles resistance when we’re exhausted.

Does this seem incredible to you? Watermelon hides a secret that you may not know about.

L-citrulline, the amino acid in watermelon that gives you energy

Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of L-citrulline. It’s best known in the sporting world because it is a non-essential amino acid that helps athletes to improve their performance.

The term “non-essential amino acid” may have caught your attention. What does it mean exactly?

Non-essential amino acids are those which the body can synthesize, and so they’re not necessary to eat every day in a normal diet.