Sex drive and strong erections should not be a problem for most guys provided that they are eating a clean and healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting a good sleep every night. Sex drive and healthy erections are further supported by exercising fairly regularly, having regular, fulfilling sex, and enjoying a stress-free life.
Blood circulation is the major factor that affects the quality of your erection. For blood to flow well in your veins, you have to maintain good cardiovascular health.
Here are 10 foods that you should definitely consider as a part of your diet, which will feel definitely give you an extra surge of life when you are next with your significant other, and help you to stay hard and last longer in bed.
Be sure to check out the rest of Menprovement.com for in-depth articles and further instructions on the fundamentals listed above such as sleep, exercise, good sex, and reducing stress!
Libido Boosting Food #1: Ginseng
The discovery of ginseng’s medicinal properties can be traced back to ancient times. Since then, it has been used extensively in China, Korea, Siberia, and other East Asian countries. Aside from being a pillar of traditional Oriental medicine, this herb is added as a food ingredient in some dishes as well. These days, it is also made into supplements of various forms (pills, powders, and liquid extracts).
Ginseng has plenty of benefits such as:
– Lowering your risk of getting some types of cancer
– Reducing blood sugar levels
– Reduces stress
– Calming and energizing at the same time (adaptogenic)
– Suppressing your appetite (ideal if you’re trying to lose weight)
Erection-wise, it promotes good blood circulation. There are studies that even suggest that it can cure erectile dysfunction. It also serves as an energy booster. So in a way, it can improve your sexual endurance as well as overall performance.
Beetroot is noteworthy for its high nitrate content. Nitrates are vital for erection hardness because they serve as one of the building blocks of nitric oxide. This crop and other foods that increase nitric oxide are known collectively as vasodilators, meaning they expand the blood vessels to facilitate better blood flow.
Aside from nitrates, beetroot also has boron, an element that enhances the production of the male sex hormone testosterone. This root crop is sometimes dubbed as a natural Viagra alternative for these reasons.
You can eat beetroots raw or cooked. In case you have limited cooking skills, you can simply steam and spread some butter on it. Voila! You already have a snack that is both tasty as well as beneficial. You can also add beetroot slices and even the leaves (also called beet greens) to your salads.
Additionally, there are powders available on the market which you can simply add on to your smoothies and other drinks. Readymade beet juices are available as well.
Garlic is also a notable natural vasodilator. For a more potent and long-lasting impact on your sexual function, you can combine it with foods rich in Vitamin C. The combination can further increase nitric oxide production and lower blood pressure. Expanding your blood vessels and keeping your blood pressure in check allows for a healthy erection.
Garlic and oranges may seem like an unpleasant mix, but don’t worry. There are other foods that have high Vitamin C content such as:
– Bell Peppers
– Brussels Sprouts
Garlic has been an indispensable component of stir-fry meals rich in flavors and aroma. You also have the option to eat it raw. If you are worried about the smell, you can chop and eat it together with parsley. Parsley helps neutralize the odor.
#4: Chili Peppers
It’s not always enough to widen your blood vessels. The blood must be thinned as well so that it can circulate easier, moving more effectively to and from your penis. Chili peppers are one of the foods that have the strongest blood-thinning properties, in fact, it is so strong that it can help prevent a heart attack if administered quickly. Such benefit is attributed to its capsaicin content. This chemical is also the reason behind chili pepper’s spiciness.
Chili peppers are usually added to stews and soups. But there are other ways to enjoy them. You can try adding the ingredient to stir-fry, burgers, and even sandwiches. You can also transform dull-tasting scrambled eggs into something a lot more exciting by adding chopped chili peppers.
Sauces are not complete without such an ingredient as well, especially if you prefer a bit of heat in your meals.
Chocolate is probably the most delectable item on this list. To be clear, not all chocolate help you get better erections. Disregard milk chocolates. Go for the more challenging yet more rewarding dark chocolate (minimum 70% cacao). You can eat it as it is or melt it into your protein shakes.
Dark chocolate contains epicatechin, a compound that helps the production of nitric oxide in the body. It benefits your testosterone levels as well. Enjoying a chocolate bar or drink also makes you more alert and can act as a good substitute for coffee.
When it comes to pomegranates, eating erection-boosting foods can be a sweet treat. This fruit works wonders on your manliness in two ways:
– It enhances blood circulation.
– It also regulates your estrogen levels, leading to more testosterone.
Both men and women have estrogen and testosterone. Estrogen is also referred to as the female sex hormone, while testosterone is recognized as the male sex hormone.
Estrogen in males is essential in reproduction as it helps ensure healthy sperm cells. But then, too much of the female sex hormone in men can do more harm than good. One of its disadvantages is lowering testosterone levels.
With lowered T-levels, you may experience a lack of energy, poor sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. Therefore, you can regularly consume pomegranates and other natural estrogen regulators to prevent the female sex hormone from weakening your manhood.
Pomegranates taste heavenly when eaten raw but it can get pretty messy. As a substitute for the fruit, you can go for pomegranate juice and supplements that you can easier consume on a daily basis.
Watermelon is one of the most underrated fruits in terms of nutritional value. This great-tasting snack and thirst quencher contains Citrulline, an amino acid that acts as a natural vasodilator.
Furthermore, it also contains other vitamins and minerals such as lycopene, potassium, and Vitamins A and C. With these nutrients from watermelon, you can improve your erection quality and reduce your risk of developing prostate problems.
Unlike pomegranates, the humble watermelon is easier to prepare – carelessly munch on a slice though, and its juice can still stain your clothes. You can opt to make a watermelon shake instead, which is ideal for hot summer weather. If you are not fond of its texture, you can go for Citrulline supplements instead.
#8: Grapes and Red Wine
Excessive alcohol consumption is tagged as one of the physiological triggers of erectile dysfunction. If you are a heavy drinker, learn to tone it down. Ironically, alcoholic beverages, particularly red wine, can also be your penis best friend.
To make it happen, the key is to drink moderately, 1-2 glasses per day max. If you want healthier options, you can skip the wine and go for grapes and grape juice instead.
A glass or two of red wine can give your ego a lift. But what really makes grapes and their derivatives good for your erection is their resveratrol content. Aside from helping you achieve long life, resveratrol has the following benefits:
– Increases testosterone levels
– Protects nitric oxide production
– Safeguards the endothelium
The inner layer of your arteries is called the endothelium. This part is flimsy yet crucial in the production of nitric oxide. That is why it must be defended from undesirable conditions.
#9: Black Tea and Pu-ehr Tea
Just like alcoholic beverages, too much tea is not helpful for your precious manhood. Researchers found out that green tea can reduce your sex hormone levels if consumed in excess (above 5 cups a day). Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is the flavonoid present in green tea which is responsible for this problem.
However, some teas don’t contain EGCG. In fact, teas such as black tea and Pu-ehr tea even give your penis a boost by enhancing your libido.
The only question now is whether or not you enjoy the taste of tea. There is no doubt that it is one of the healthiest beverages out there. But then, there is a notion that it is just for ladies, elderlies, and rural folks.
If you think drinking tea is not as manly as slurping your protein shake, you have to keep in mind that your masculinity should not depend on your choice of beverage. Get a grip!
#10: Agmatine Sulfate
Agmatine Sulfate is emerging as the leading competitor to the blue pill (Viagra). As a supplement, it promotes vasodilation in a way that natural vasodilators cannot. What it does is it prevents the enzyme responsible for breaking down nitric oxide from doing its job. Sustaining your nitric oxide means keeping your erection going for much longer. For better results, combine this supplement with other nitric oxide boosters.
Keeping erectile dysfunction at bay can be a challenging journey. Aside from going for certain foods and supplements, you have to ditch your sedentary lifestyle. Quit smoking. Get sufficient sleep. Exercise. Practice relaxation. There are many natural ways of combating erection problems.
If you have got the fundamentals down (as listed at the beginning of this article) and you are also finding that certain lifestyle and dietary changes such as these are not able to help you maintain a strong erection, then you may want to consult with a health care professional or seek out a professional method of solving the problem.
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However, here’s something you should not forget – your lasting erection doesn’t guarantee that your partner will have an orgasm. Don’t forget to brush up on your other bedtime skills as well!
Alex Eriksson is the founder of Anabolic Health, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research backed advice for maintaining optimal male hormonal health. Anabolic Health aspires to become a trusted resource where men can come and learn how to fix their hormonal problems naturally, without pharmaceuticals. Check out www.anabolichealth.com to learn more about Alex and his work. You can also find him on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook: