Foods That Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
If there is anything besidessalary that men don’t want to discuss, it’s erectile dysfunction. Also known as impotency, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to attain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity. While temporary ED is a common phenomenon in today’s ever-changing lifestyle, owing to the stress that we are exposed to and the food that we eat, permanent ED, on the other hand, might be a serious issue. Going by the age-old adage of ‘We are what we eat’, researchers have determined that the food men eat can affect the problem of impotency – both positively and negatively. Foods that are enriched with Zinc, Vitamin E and proteins help you fight erectile dysfunction whereas foods that are high on fat, sugar and sodium make the dysfunction worse. Here is a list of food items that you must introduce in your diet, should you suffer from the problem.
1) Foods High In Vitamin E
Peanuts, almonds, broccoli, mango and wheat are high in Vitamin E. This component helps in healthy functioning of the arteries and veins, which promotes healthy blood flow and circulation within the body. As a result, maximum circulation of blood will also be ensured when you are sexually excited.
2) Foods High In Zinc
Zinc boosts the production of testosterone and enhances sperm mobility so it makes sense to consume foods rich in zinc. Also, it has been found that zinc depletion is the prime cause of erectile dysfunction. Further, diseases such as diabetes, digestive disorders and kidney and liver issues might also deplete the mineral more in your body. Milk, cheese, salmon, lamb, chicken, beef, turkey and peanuts are excellent sources of zinc.
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Watermelon is a natural source for citrulline. It is a phytonutrient that relaxes the blood vessels of your penis, which is very similar to how a Viagra works. The highest amount of citrulline is found in the rind of a watermelon. So you can cut the rind, let it mix in the juicer and have the juice for maximum effect.
4) Dark Green Vegetables
They are the highest source of zinc and we have already explained its properties. Besides, vegetables also provide you strength, which in turn will help in keeping your sex drive intact.
5) Foods Low In Sugar And Fat
High amount of sugar and fat is a major contributor to weight gain and diabetes. As a result of the weight gain, the heart has to pump a lot harder to maintain the massive amount of blood flow required for an erection. So cut down on foods such as sweets, ice-cream, sugar-cane, jaggery, butter, rice and other fatty-foods to maintain a long-lasting erection.