Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects Blacks more than other races due to lifestyle choices and other inherent factors. But what if I told you that the solution to solving your inability to get an erection was in your kitchen?
Mediterranean diet can bring many benefits for the human body, including a healthier heart and a sharper brain. But there’s another benefit that might be of particular interest to men.
Following a Mediterranean diet can lower a man’s future risk of ED, according to research presented online Friday at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual meeting.
Researchers found that the diet improves blood vessel health throughout the entire body — including the penis.
Men following the Mediterranean diet had higher levels of testosterone, better erectile performance and more flexible arteries, results show.
“It seems plausible that this dietary pattern may improve fitness and erectile performance by enhancing function of the blood vessels and limiting the fall in testosterone that occurs in midlife,” researcher Dr. Athanasios Angelis, from the University of Athens in Greece, says.
For the study, Angelis and his colleagues followed 250 men with high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction. Their average age was 56.
The men were quizzed about their diet, and their responses scored to indicate how