Wanna stay at the top of your game? How would you like to keep your hard-on to keep your significant other satisfied with your performance? Obviously most men would answer this question with a resounding “yes”.
Studies indicate that 50% of men aged 40 to 70 suffer Erectile Dysfunction (ED) at one time or another. ED is no laughing matter because it causes other problems like low self-esteem, embarrassment, depression, anxiety and even relationship problems.
There are a staggering number of things that cause ED for example sedentary lifestyle where one has little to no physical activity (colloquially let say couch potato), poor diet, underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurological diseases, alcoholism or drug abuse or even smoking history.
To tackle this problem at the heart of it, we need to increase blood flowing well. Majority of people turn to Viagra. It is a good way to start but I think it is no more than a quick fix and it comes with numerous side effects like headache, upset stomach, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, dizziness, nausea, back pain, diarrhea to mention but a few.
Fortunately, there are certain foods that acts like Viagra by improving the blood circulation hence a direct effect to the quality of your erection. Here are 5 foods that could help to keep your hard-on and stay at the top of your game.
Nitrates Rich Foods
Nitrates Dioxide dilates blood vessels, enlarges arteries and increases the blood flow. Nitric oxide is good for your cardiovascular system and therefore it’ll fuel your penile performance even better.
Top Nitrates foods are:
- Arugula Lettuce, Iceberg lettuce
- Spring greens
Zinc Rich Foods
Zinc is essential for testosterone making process. For better performance, one ought to feed their body with enough zinc. People with low levels of testosterone are found with low zinc levels.
Zinc rich food include:
- Oysters, clams
- Beef, pork, chicken, lamb
- Wheat germs, spinaches, beans, mushroom, cashews and pumpkin seeds.
Note: Zink from plants is less absorbed by the body.
Flavonoids Rich Foods
Flavonoids are a group of antioxidants which can help improve the blood circulation. Good circulation is the basis of a good erection.
This foods are also responsible for helping protect cells from oxidative damage, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels all of which are contributing factors to erectile dysfunction.
Flavonoid rich food include:
- Dark chocolate
L-citrulline Rich Foods
Kidneys change the L- citrulline into L-arginine and nitric oxide both of which are compounds important for the heart as well as the love life.
Foods Rich in L- citrulline:
- Cucumber (Low level)
- Cantaloupe (Low level)
Lycopene Rich Foods
Lycopene helps the blood vessel relax, enhances the blood circulation and hence benefits your erections and subsequently the lovemaking life.
There are reports that show lycopene can also help men get rid of infertility and prevent prostate cancer. Please note that lycopene is better absorbed when consumed with oily foods such as olive oil or avocado.
Foods Rich in Lycopene:
- Red coloured foods like tomatoes
- Carrots, guavas, watermelon
- Pink grapefruit
- Red bell pepper
Now you know, so what’s the excuse? Foods have the power to help fight ED and get back the respect from your significant other. Most importantly enhance that love life for better intimate relationship.