Healthy blood flow is the key to a strong erection, so it’s natural that what prevents diabetes and stroke will also prevent erectile dysfunction. You know the drill: Fill up on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains—and lay off the crap that clogs your arteries. Beyond these basics, the foods below will help your member stay mighty. And if you’re looking to improve performance in all facets of life, don’t miss the 100 easiest ways to be a healthier man.
A study in The Journal of Urology found that pomegranate juice slashed the risk of erectile dysfunction in rabbits. See the bartender at the Playboy Mansion for cocktail recipes. And if you’re looking for some delicious alcoholic beverages, be sure to memorize the 20 cocktails every man should know how to make.
Shrimp is full of zinc, and leafy green vegetables are full of folate. Together, they can boost sperm levels. Put another one on the barbie, and turn the heat up—way up. And while you’re at it, check out the 25 foods men over 45 should be eating.
Oats produce a chemical that releases testosterone into the blood supply, increasing sex drive and orgasm strength. Mix in some honey (see number six on this list) for an added boost. And if you’re curious about boosting your testosterone (and your libido), here’s everything you need to know about low-T therapy.
Spinach is a potent source of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels, according to Japanese researchers. That means you can count on smooth blood flow and strong erections. And if you think your blood flow is fine as is, double check the surefire signs your heart is superhuman.
Men who consume at least 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C a day improve their sperm counts and motility. Vitamin C also keeps sperm from clumping, so they have a better chance of reaching their destination. Just don’t expect Vitamin C to prevent that cold going around your office.
Honey’s B vitamins aid the production of testosterone, and its boron content helps the body use estrogen, which is a key factor in proper blood flow and arousal. Sweet. And to add even more sugar to your life, be sure to check out the 10 best everyday libido boosters for men.
The soluble fiber in blueberries ushers cholesterol through your digestive tract before it chokes your arteries. The berries also contain compounds that improve circulation for a natural Viagra-like effect. And make sure you’re ticker’s in top form with these 9 top-of-the-line heart tests.
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