Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, R.D., L.D., ACSM EP-C
Dear Ladies , we’ve ALL been through this … yes ? No ? Well , lucky you if it’s the latter ! It quickly becomes a sad night , in most cases the night comes to an abrupt end when our male counter part seems to refuse to RISE & REMAIN in the occasion !!!
“ Could it be an ED ?! “ she yells as she rushes to an Uber waiting outside. Probably won’t see HIM again .
Look, when a person has difficulty getting and maintaining an erection, doctors refer to it as ED. According to the Urology Care Foundation, ED affects up to 30 million men in the United States alone. Imagine the rest of the world.
Understanding the physical, mental, and emotional factors that contribute to ED can help people choose a diet that promotes better sex.
Factors that contribute to ED include:
- problems with blood flowing into and staying in the penis
- damage to nerve centers in the penis
- side effects of medication, radiation, and other medical treatments
- depression, anxiety, and stress
Tackling the underlying cause is the best way to treat ED. But another thing people can do is eat more fruit.
In one study, researchers linked a higher fruit intake to be a cause of reduction in the risk of ED. The flavonoid content of many fruits may be responsible for this improvement.
Foods rich in flavonoids include:
- citrus fruits
- hot peppers
- cocoa products
- red wine
- tea (green, white, and black)
Research in an animal model has also shown that watermelon may be effective against ED. The melon’s content of the amino acid l-citrulline may explain this positive action.
Also, nitric oxide may be beneficial to prevent ED by increasing blood flow and vasodilation.
Beets also contain nitrates, which convert to nitric oxide and may be beneficial for blood flow.
ONE OF THE MOST NB APHRODISIACS :
Zinc : Oysters are among the most famous aphrodisiacs in history. Their effects may be due to their zinc content.
Zinc is a mineral the body needs every day for many vital functions, such as cell metabolism, stamina, and regulating levels of testosterone. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone.
One older study found that zinc might be helpful for treating ED in people with chronic kidney disease.
Seaweed such as Seamoss & Oysters have more zinc than any other food per serving. Some examples of other foods that are high in zinc are:
- some red meat
- fortified breakfast cereal
- pine nuts
Back to the drawing board :
Many people look to their diet to increase their sexual desire, improve their ability to have sex, and increase the pleasure they get from sex.
While research indicates possible links between particular foods and better sex, those seeking the best food for sex should ensure they are eating a balanced, heart-healthy diet.