Whether you are a guy, or you are with a guy, chances are you will want to do what you can to make your sex life as good as it can be. So why not get a little help with improving performance with some of nature’s own Viagra?
Here, we present 6 foods that can help improve a man’s performance in the bedroom – as well as some science that explains why…
Aside from being rehydrating and containing high levels of vitamin C, watermelon also contains impressive levels of a chemical called lycopene.
Rivaling Viagra for effectiveness, lycopene helps relax blood vessels and improves circulation which lets the blood flow to the parts of the body where it is needed – if you get what we mean!
A study from the International Journal of Impotence Research shows that pomegranate juice has a positive effect when it comes to keeping men up and ready for action (as it were!).
Found to improve erectile dysfunction, pomegranate is said to contain antioxidants that improve the all-important flow of blood!
Sounds like a great ‘pick-me-up’ to us!
Blueberries are rich in flavonoids called anthocyanins. A study from the University of East Anglia and Harvard University found that flavonoids can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in men – with anthocyanins being one of the three most effective types.
The other two most effective flavonoids in preventing an unwanted droop are called flavanones and flavones, which can be found in citrus fruits.
Sounds like a good reason to throw a few blueberries on your cereal each day!
Packed with an amino acid called L-arginine, nuts like pistachios, peanuts, and walnuts can all help keep men ‘up to task’ in the bedroom.
L-arginine helps create nitric oxide, which is a naturally occurring gas that helps guys keep their erections. But that is not all, as nuts can also help reduce cholesterol levels, which can also cause problems in the bedroom!
One word of warning though, try to avoid too much salt (such as with salted peanuts) as too much sodium can decrease the blood flow to the genitals. Although you can counteract sodium with potassium, which can be found in bananas and potatoes!
Don’t you just love science?
People in ancient Egypt used to use garlic to boost their sexual stamina, and it seems that the science shows they were right!
Garlic can help prevent the forming of fatty deposits called nanoplaques which from in the arteries. These nanoplaques can slow the blood flow around your body – including to the penis!
Surely, we don’t need to explain any further?
Just like nuts (see above), oats have been found to be a good source of L-arginine, an amino acid that can help stave off erectile dysfunction.
Whole grains also help reduce cholesterol. High cholesterol can lead to a condition called atherosclerosis which sees your arteries narrowing and impairing blood flow, which can in turn cause heart problems!
However, it is not the heart problems that you will notice first, as lower blood flow will also lead to problems in the bedroom too!
In fact, the arteries surrounding the genitals are narrower than those in your heart, so are more prone to clots. Or to put it simply, better cholesterol equals better erections!
Now if that isn’t a reason to eat more healthily, we don’t know what is!
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