Did you know there are foods for a longer erection? Our sex life is something we’d all like to improve. There’s no shame admitting it. And for many men, the prospect of ‘going soft’ is a real concern. But there is some good news, which should put an end to your worries.
According to a new study, men who enjoyed a regular glass of red wine, and plenty of citrus fruits and berries such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, and pears were less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
Researchers found just three or four portions or glasses of flavonoid-rich food and drink was associated with a reduced risk of the problem by up to 21%.
Here are some foods you need to know about if you want to keep hard when the going gets rough.
Watermelons, papayas, and bananas
Rich in potassium, increase blood flow by dilating arterioles (small blood vessels) and thus help in improving an erection.
Nuts, milk, and cheese
Contain zinc, which is good for the male sex hormone testosterone, which in turn is required for an erection.
Garlic and onion contain allicin, which helps increase blood flow.
Similarly, dark chocolates contain flavonoids which increase blood flow.
Cherries have been found effective in promoting health by scavenging action against free radicals.
Walnuts which are rich in omega 6 fatty acids and arginine help in the production of nitric oxide, thus causing relaxation of arterioles and increasing the blood flow.
One must note that in some cases, diabetes leads to erectile dysfunction. Therefore, for diabetics, it is important to have control over sugar levels and maintain a healthy diet.
Also, patients who suffer from hypertension face erection problems and should try a low salt diet.
-Dr. Christina Mars, HealthcareMagic – Ask a Doctor