|Watermelon is easy to grow and supports cardiovascular health!|
Keeping blood pressure below 120/ 70 should be a priority! I like to see mine run 110/60, especially with Marfan Syndrome and a completely dissected descending aorta.
Of course medications always help to keep blood pressure low, but I have found that by including watermelon in my diet it is much easier to reach those target metrics. This is especially helpful if I am traveling and end up eating more processed or salty foods than I'd like to.
Besides, there is nothing better than an ice cold slice or chunk of watermelon. Good for the kidneys too!
Check out an article about Florida State University's research into how watermelon reduces blood pressure here.