Erectile Dysfunction or also known as ED, is far more common then you may think. Statistics show that it is not uncommon for men to achieve an erection less than 20% of the time. And it is estimated that around 25 million men in the United States sand about 100 million worldwide suffer from ED issues. But these numbers are difficult to estimate accurately as there many plenty of sufferers that go silent and never go see a doctor.
So now that we know some facts on ED, why does ED occur?
An erection begins at the brain, so you are you tired, it will require more effort to obtain an erection. Or it will lead to a lack of erection.
Often being overweight can cause issues with ED. Try to eat healthy and lose weight with weight loss shakes for example.
As men get older, their level of testosterone decreases. This can often cause ED. Remedy is to eat healthy and see you doctor about using a testosterone supplement.
Some Prescribed Drugs
Some prescribed drugs can also cause ED. If ED starts to happen after you take prescription medication, see you doctor immediately.
But if you suffer from ED, we best suggest that you first see your doctor for advice.
Did you know that what you eat can play an effect on your ED? Probably not, this is because most people don’t know this. The food you eat has so many affects in your life such as weight gain, health issues such as heart disease, and ED. A bad diet can restrict the blood flow to the penis which will cause ED.
On the flip side, there are so many major benefits to our health and sexual performance if we eat right. Eating a healthy diet will keep you at a healthy weight, keep your blood pressure in check, and help prevent nerve damage. All of these things when left unchecked may cause ED.
So what are some foods that may help with ED?
Mediterranean Style Diet
Eating a Mediterranean style diet means eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, fish, red wine, and whole grains. All of these things can help with improving sexual function and minimalizing ED.
Yes, you read it right, dark chocolate. The darker the better, so try finding dark chocolate with at least 75% cocoa. It’s the flavonoids in the chocolate that assist in improving blood flow in the body including the penis. Click here if you would like to make your own healthy homemade dark chocolate.
To aid in your testosterone production, oysters are a great natural way to help out. They increase testosterone but their high levels of mineral zinc. If you are like me and you don’t like oysters, there are some great tasting sauces that you can order with oysters which mask the taste and actually taste pretty good.
Green vegetables are great for increasing blood circulation throughout the body as they have a high concentration of nitrates.