Feed Your Hard On

That’s right folks! There is no escape from a bad diet, and now you or your partner have more reasons than ever to get on the healthy diet train!

The Journal of Sexual Medicine reported a shocking study claiming if you have erectile dysfunction, ED, you are 70% more likely to die prematurely than men without ED (2015)! Obese men are 2 ½ times more likely to experience ED than those of normal weight (EverydayHealth, 2013) This makes sense as the risk factors for ED are older age, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, stress, and sedentary lifestyle. So, what can you do to make sure your soldier stands at attention?

Start with your diet! What you put in your body will directly affect how it performs. Sex is like any other sport or activity, if your not getting the proper fuel, your performance will suffer. So, here is a list of erection-friendly foods that you can incorporate into your diet today!

FoodNutrient Function Caution
Turkey breast, chicken breast, lean pork, edamame, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, lentils, sesame seeds, lobster, shrimp, crab, wild game, spirulinaL – ArginineHelps the body make nitric oxide. Taken in high doses it has been shown to widen the blood vessels in the penis and stimulates blood flow.Side effects may include nausea, cramps and diarrhea. Don’t take L-Arginine with Viagra
Watermelon: when eaten in high amounts, can increase blood flow to the penis. Onions, garlic, liver, walnuts, dark chocolateL- CitrulineA non-essential fatty acid. Helps your body produce more arginine (see above), improves circulation, and helps clear toxins.
Mackerel, salmon, cod liver oil, albacore tuna, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, egg yolk, nuts, brussel sproutsOmega 3 Fatty Acids Elevates serotonin levels in the brain and thereby enhance mood.Too many can thin your blood & cause diarrhea
Lamb, Liver, Grass fed Red meat, chickpeas, seafood, cashews, cacao, kefir, spinach, mushroomsZinc An antioxidant. It helps with hormone production, immunity, cell growth & repair. An estimated 5 mg of zinc is expelled every time you ejaculate. Reduces prolactin.
Pumpkin seeds, cashews, flax seed, almonds, sunflower seeds, avocado, bananas, milk, oatmeal, broccoli, green peas, green leafy veggies – also through Epsom salt bathsMagnesium Essential for the metabolism of nitric oxide which is  important in erectile tissue. There is a possible link between a low magnesium levels and premature ejaculation.Too much can lead to diarrhea, nausea stomach cramps and can worsen kidney disease

***Information was taken from TheDr.RachealInstitute.com

There are many other factors if you have a chronic illness or chronic pain that could affect how your man stands, including medications, supplements, environmental factors, and physical shape that I will highlight in future posts. Stay tuned and enjoy all those healthy foods!  

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