You’re what you eat!
As in all other aspects of human health, one of the biggest factors in achieving and maintaining an optimum penis and reproductive health in men is a healthy and well-balanced diet. A well-balanced diet is one that is rich in all essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and contains just the right amount of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Such diet helps the body in many ways, for example, by strengthening immunity, improving sex life (libido), enhancing energy levels and increasing overall organ health. A healthy diet also maintains penis health by promoting good blood circulation by keeping the arteries healthy. This helps blood flow to the penis, maintaining good erections and penis health.
Eat spicy-Be spicy: Spicy foods are full of flavor. They also can spice up your sex life by boosting your libido. Spicy foods spur the heart to pump blood throughout the body, and they make blood vessels expand. The expanded blood vessels aid in getting blood rushing to the tip of the penis, which causes an erection. Consuming foods that contain generous amounts of chili peppers and jalapenos will instantly increase blood circulation. Be sure to avoid eating too many peppers to reduce the risk of irritating your stomach and bowels.
Eat marine diet (Seafood): Marine food commonly known as seafood helps to improve sexual functioning because it is rich in Omeg-3 acids. Omega-3 acids are known for their ability to improve circulatory functioning, which leads to a healthy heart and increased blood flow. Diets that include a variety of fish including sardines, salmon and tuna; and shellfish can greatly improve circulation. In addition to eating seafood, taking fish oil supplements on a daily basis also helps to increase blood flow to the penis.
Go veggie: It has been scientifically proved that eating raw vegetables (especially the green leafy ones) significantly improves your sex life and help treat erectile dysfunction as well. It should be remembered that fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants that slow the gaining process in both sexes, and increase blood circulation in males which is crucial for maintaining an erection during intercourse. Some of these vegetables include broccoli, garlic and dark leafy vegetables that are high in zinc, a nutrient that naturally increases testosterone levels in men. In addition, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, parsley and okra also contain zinc,. Chili peppers also improve circulation by stimulating the central nervous system. Similarly, asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac because it is rich in vitamin E, which increases sperm count and enhances arousal. Likewise, studies show that the tomato component lycopene, a member of the vitamin A family, helps maintain prostate health. Lycopene is best absorbed when tomatoes are cooked with a little oil, as in pasta sauce.
Find fruits: Diets that are high in fruits and vegetables contribute to greatly improve sexual health in both sexes. Recommended fruits include richly pigmented berries such as strawberries, blueberries and black berries and bananas and apples. Pomegranates, peaches and bananas are natural aphrodisiacs as well, due to vitamins A and C in all three, and potassium in bananas. These vitamins increase circulation and sperm count.
Also, water melon & papaya, in particular, have been scientifically shown to produce effect like “Viagra” It has been suggested that watermelon acts as a natural vasodilator, expanding blood vessels of the penis which facilitates improved blood flow, eventually leading to stronger, longer and firmer erections. Similarly eating mangoes and dates with milk have has also been found to be associated with increase sex drive in males and improved sexual performance and potency.
Fiber-rich diets: High fiber diets improve circulatory health and increase blood flow. Diets rich in whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts and soy provide fiber and zinc and are low in saturated fats. Whole grain breads, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, granola, peanuts and pine nuts are highly recommended to combat ED.
Eat potent potassium: Potassium is a mineral that helps to regulate blood pressure by balancing salt and sodium levels in the body. Balancing sodium levels is important because it keeps blood vessels from narrowing. Narrowed blood vessels increase blood pressure and inhibit blood flow to the penis. A few potassium rich foods include bananas, strawberries, potatoes, bell peppers, squash, egg plants, broccoli, avocado, oranges, meat and poultry.
Consume vital vitamins: Eating certain vitamins and supplements is another way to maintain penis health. Certain vitamins such as vitamin A and E, vitamin B complex are good for sexual function and penile growth. These vitamins can be found in multivitamins designed for men’s health. Other vitamin-like herbal nutrients like ginseng, hydrangea root, wild yam and ginkgo biloba are also good for impotence and weak erections.
Don’t forget water: And yes, drink as much water as possible. Daily water intake can also impact the ability to achieve and maintain an erection. It is recommended that men drink 50% of their body weight in ounces on a daily basis. Proper hydration helps to keep the blood flowing and will help men maintain greater control over their erections.
Finally, a healthier, cheaper and safer way to improve your sexual health and performance and also to treat erectile dysfunction is through good nutrition. Proper nutritional habits can not only improve circulatory functioning, which aids in improving erectile dysfunction but will also improve your penis growth, size and performance.