We often eat with our hearts and stomachs in mind, but how often do we consider how foods affect extremely specific body parts? First things first though: no matter what we eat, the benefits are holistic — it goes where our bodies need it. Instead of eating as if your penis needs special attention, fill your day with foods that optimize your whole body, and in turn, help your blood bring the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your penis needs to function.
We're not just taking about his ability to get an erection and maintain it during sex. Though of course, strong erections can mean a rocking sex life. Researchers at the University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece found that men who replaced butter with olive oil while following a Mediterranean diet saw serious improvements in their sexual health.
Can you run as fast as you did when you were 20 years old? Hit a baseball as far as you once could? Bash a tennis ball with the same speed and spin?
Eating spinach, a green rich in appetite-suppressing compounds, can not only make you look better naked but increase blood flow below the belt. Spinach is also rich in folate, which increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. Recent University of Texas findings suggests that men who drink two to three cups of java a day—or 85 to milligrams of caffeine from other beverages—are 42 percent less likely to have erectile dysfunction than those who consume up to seven milligrams of the stimulant daily. And those who throw back four to seven cups were 39 percent less likely to have the condition than their less jittery counterparts.
A crappy diet can do more than wreck your waistline—it can sink your erectiontoo. Think about it: Some of the smallest blood vessels and nerves in your body can be found in your penis, says Jamin Brahmbhatt, M. Many of these foods can increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, too.
Keeping up a healthy sex life has just as much to do with your desire for each other as it has to do with your diet. Yes, it's true! We already revealed which foods you can be eating for a healthy vagina and healthy foods for a higher sex drivebut this week we're taking a different approach.
The food you eat is crucial for sexual health, especially for men. Research indicates that some specific nutrients — from common vitamins to lesser-known plant extracts — have demonstrated positive effects on very specific aspects of penile performance. Hard men have healthy hearts, so eat bananas for potassium, which is great for your heart and circulation.
Good news for your genitals, gentlemen! We all know specific behaviors, like smoking, can heighten your risk of erectile dysfunction. And that there are certain things you can put in your body, like, uh, whiskey, that perhaps have an adverse effect on your penis too. But are there foods that can give you a boost down low?
Research indicates that some specific nutrients—from common vitamins to lesser-known plant extracts—have demonstrated positive effects on very specific aspects of penile performance. Eat This Not That! And make your little guy look bigger by flattening your belly!