For men who live on a steady diet of high fat, high salt, and high sugar foods, it may be difficult to consistently achieve an erection. When it comes your erection, you are what you eat. A healthy body means a healthy heart, and a healthy heart means a healthy penis.
“If your cardiovascular system is impaired, your penile health is impaired, and the reverse is true as well—it’s one system,” says Steven Lamm, M.D., a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine and the author of The Hardness Factor. “The endothelial cells that line your coronary arteries line all the arteries in your body, including the arteries that go to the penis.”
For men looking to eat healthy foods that also encourage a stronger erection, check out these foods:
Oysters: Raw oysters are the richest dietary source of zinc, which not only improves blood flow but also fuels testosterone production. If your testosterone levels fall too law, your libido can be affected, so eating plenty of raw oysters will keep you (and your partner) happy.
Cherries: Studies show that flavonoids in red, blue, and purple berries cleanse free radicals from arteries, relaxing them and improving blood flow. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the penis, improving chances of an erection.
Walnuts: The amino acid L-arginine, found abundantly in walnuts, is one of the building blocks of nitric oxide, which is a required component for erections. Load up on walnuts to ensure a strong erection.
Bananas: Bananas are high in potassium, which relaxes blood-vessel walls, allowing for better blood flow throughout the body. Relaxed blood vessels mean erections will come easier.
Evan Hopkins is a 24 year old writer operating out of Atlanta, GA. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, and folk music.