ED (or Erectile Dysfunction) is a common condition that affects many men, regardless of their age and demographics. The inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection can occur to multiple various reasons, both physiological (e.g. heart health, diabetes, obesity etc) and psychological (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression).
The risk and the severity of ED can be affected by lifestyle adjustments like giving up bad habits (smoking, excessive alcohol consumption), improving the exercise routine as well as ensuring that a healthy and consistent diet is maintained.
Adjusting one’s diet could be a way to moderate the risk of ED by supporting the key contributing factors like hormones, blood flow and other lifestyle variables.
Read the Pharmica list of foods that could assist with reducing the risk and the impact associated with ED
The key nutrients, microelements and vitamins found in spinach, like nitrates, assist with improving the blood flow throughout our body, thus assisting with reducing the risk of ED. Furthermore, the folic acid that can be found in spinach contains Vitamin B9 which further supports the blood flow.
Various berries like blackberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries, possess the quality – they all have 6 types of flavonoids. This plant chemical assists with blood pressure while reducing the potential risks of health complications like diabetes and heart health.
Watermelon and Tomatoes
Both contain a high proportion of antioxidants (lycopene) that assists with the normal functioning of our hearts. Furthermore, the amino acids L-citrulline are proven to reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. This can further improve the efficiency of taking clinically proven, safe and effective erectile dysfunction treatments like Viagra.
Apart from being a healthy source of fibre, oats also contain high amounts of amino acids like L-arginine that are responsible for relaxing the blood vessels lining, improving the blood flow. In addition, fibre is also linked to improving testosterone levels and lowering cholesterol levels, potentially further improving the odds of ED occurring
Shellfish like oysters contain a high proportion of mineral zink that is proven to contribute to higher testosterone levels. Furthermore, sodium and iron that could be found in some shellfish and seafood can assist with blood flow but only at limited quantities
Avocadoes contain fibre that helps the normal function of heart health, thus reducing the risk of ED occurring while also having zink which improves the levels of testosterone
It should be noted that these foods need to be a part of a healthy, varied and consistent healthy diet in order to take the potential effect and have an impact. Other lifestyle variables are also important, where regular levels of exercise are essential for maintaining good heart health. Cutting down on bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can drive the risks of ED occurring even further.