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Seasonal Spring Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Erection Health

A diet rich in certain springtime fruits and vegetables can help to prevent or at least postpone the development of erectile dysfunction. Here are our suggestions for erection-friendly additions to your diet.

Spring has sprung. And with its arrival, the produce shelves at roadside farmer’s markets and supermarkets are slowly beginning to fill up with some of the fresh fruits and vegetables that promote optimal health.

Among that bounty of fresh produce are certain fruits and vegetables that are known to be particularly beneficial to erectile function and thus help to prevent the development of sexual dysfunction, particularly impotence.

Mediterranean Diet

Among the healthiest diets known to 21st-century man is the Mediterranean diet, which is based on the centuries-long eating habits of people living in the Mediterranean basin. While not a vegetarian diet, it leans heavily toward plant-based foods and minimizes its intake of meats. In the meat category, fish and seafood is most popular, followed by poultry, although even with these foods consumption is limited. Red meat is eaten rarely, if at all.

For those who do opt to go vegetarian, DownToEarth.org reassures that “a well-planned plant-based diet can easily provide all the nutrients necessary to thrive.” Further reassurance comes from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which notes that vegetarian diets are “appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.”

Our Recommendations

Here, in no particular order of importance, are some of the spring fruits and vegetables that are known to promote and support healthy erectile function.

Artichokes: Prized by the ancient Romans for their supposed aphrodisiac properties, artichokes contain high levels of magnesium, which promote the synthesis of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone.

Arugula: This and other dark leafy greens help to preserve your sex drive by blocking the body’s absorption of harmful environmental contaminants, according to TheDailyMeal.com.

Asparagus: This popular vegetable, harvestable in May or even earlier, is loaded with folate, a B vitamin that stimulates the body’s production of histamine, a major player in sex drive among both men and women.

Berries: Especially high in flavonoids, berries of almost every kind reduce the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, according to WebMD.com.

Broccoli: Rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, broccoli helps to prevent or at least minimize the cell damage associated with aging and the disease process. It also promotes robust blood flow, which is essential to optimal erectile function.

Carrots: Loaded with antioxidant-rich carotenoids, which are responsible for the vegetable’s bright orange color, carrots also contain high levels of potassium and vitamin E. The latter is prized for its ability to preserve erectile function.

Citrus Fruit: Citrus fruit is yet another plant-based food rich in flavonoids, which are helpful in warding off symptoms of male impotence. According to HealthDay.com, “eating a flavonoid-rich diet may be as good for erectile function as briskly walking for two to five hours a week.”

Garlic and Onions: Close relatives, both garlic and onions can help to promote healthy erectile function. Garlic is rich in allicin, which is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation, while onions contain high levels of quercetin, an antioxidant that has been found to reduce ED symptoms in laboratory rats.

Radishes: High in flavonoid content, radishes add a spicy touch to a spring salad and also help to prevent ED. According to FoxNews.com, a study conducted by Harvard and the University of East Anglia found that high flavonoid consumption reduced the risk of ED by 14 percent.

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Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+