We all know the importance of eating a healthy, well-balanced diet but did you know that diet can have a huge impact on the quality of your erections?
A poor diet can have a dramatic effect on your sexual performance, without the correct vitamins and nutrients; your sexual performance will inevitably suffer. Smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs should be avoided if you want to enjoy a satisfying and fulfilling sex life. Same goes for processed/junk foods, white sugar and white flour; you should try and limit your intake of these as much as possible if you want to achieve harder, stronger and longer-lasting erections.
There are foods that are particularly important for optimum sexual health and general well-being; here are some of the very best natural erection boosters:
Pomegranate is known as Nature’s Viagra and is rich in antioxidants that aid the body’s natural production of Nitric Oxide that help to relax and dilate blood vessels which are crucial for an erection.
Garlic contains allicin, this ingredient increases blood flow to the genitals and sexual organs. It has positive effects on the libido and helps you to achieve strong longer erections. Chilli improves blood flow to the genitals and it is said to work extremely quickly.
Selenium and Zinc are excellent for good sperm motility and mobility; men regularly lose selenium in their semen as around half of the selenium a man produces is found in the testes and seminal ducts. Zinc helps to produce testosterone, men lacking in zinc can suffer with inadequate sperm and can have conditions such as Prostate disease.
Eggs are rich in B6 and B5 vitamins and these help to increase sex drive and regulate hormone levels. Eggs also help to combat stress. Ideally, you should try and eat eggs at least 3 days a week.
Oysters are renowned for their aphrodisiac qualities due to the high Zinc content that increases testosterone. Oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids as well as selenium and zinc which are essential for good blood flow which in turn boosts erections. Examples of oily fish include; salmon, sardines, trout, mackerel and halibut.
Oats contain high levels of fibre this prevents high levels of cholesterol and preventing the clogging of blood vessels. Chemicals called avenanthramides found in oats stop fatty deposits building up in the arteries that can cause erectile dysfunction and heart disease. Oats also boost testosterone levels.
Dark chocolate contains flavanols that help lower blood pressure and help to reduce bad cholesterol.High blood pressure and bad cholesterol are both causes of erectile dysfunction.
By adding these foods to your daily diet, you can reap the benefits of an improved sex life and most importantly, a healthy mind and body.