It happens to the most virile of men: he gets a droopy noodle. Either the big guy won’t get up, or he seems to get up reluctantly and unsteady in a half-hearted sort of erection. A weak erection is nothing to be casual about, and a man has many ways he can fix it. However, he may not have thought of this way: eat more veggies. Could a bunch of carrots lead to stronger erections? Let’s look at what we need to eat to make our sexual health better.
How the Male Diet Can Cause Weak Erections
According to a study by the CDC, men and young adults eat the least fruits and vegetables of any other demographic. How is this measured? The USDA recommendation for intake is about 2 cups of fruit and between 2 and 3 cups of vegetables. It doesn’t seem like a lot to consume each day, but only 1 in 10 adults are eating the amount of produce that is equivalent to good health.
Okay, that is all well and good, but what about erections? Studies have shown that a man’s lifestyle has a lot to do with penis problems like weak erections and erectile dysfunction. Men make unhealthy choices like smoking, drinking, and not getting enough quality sleep, and they have a poor diet.
When a man hears the words “poor diet,” surely visions of magwinya (vetkoek), kota, and skopo come to mind. However, it’s less about that stuff and more about what men are failing to put in their bodies that are giving their manhood a case of the blahs. Men are not getting enough flavonoids.
Flavonoids: A Cure for Weak Erections?
Flavonoids are part of nearly all fruits and vegetables. It refers to an assorted group of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that with carotenoids give produce its color. They also make arteries more flexible, which allows for better blood flow for a man’s erection. Several studies have shown that adding flavonoids into the diet correlates with lower rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, some cancers, and neurodegenerative disease. Most of these disease states are the usual suspects for erectile dysfunction and weak erections.
Bring That Eggplant Emoji to Life
Research published in 2016 found that men who took in more flavonoids, specifically flavones, had a significant decrease in the likelihood of having erectile dysfunction. Their study included men from age 18 to 70, so it hits the sweet spot of people living with erectile dysfunction.
So why would a young guy, who thinks his erection will persevere forever, want to increase his intake of beetroots? It protects his penis health and protects against future erectile dysfunction. Some damage can’t be undone, and by starting his penile preservation early, he can keep his arteries strong and elastic.
Not only that, but some vegetables also have particular nutrients that give a man’s sex life an extra boost. For instance, in addition to having flavonoids, celery is an aphrodisiac for both men and especially women. It’s an excellent reason for a man to make his lady to get in the mood.
Eat more fruits and vegetables, so weak erections become a thing of the past. Here is what you can eat: Spinach, carrots, kale, beetroots, potatoes, tomatoes, pomegranate, watermelon, cherries, bananas, avocados, oranges, apples, pears, broccoli, garlic, peppers, peaches and strawberries. We hope this helps and you will start eating fruits and veggies on a daily basis know that they also benefit your manhood.
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