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By Jake Bradshaw
There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you’ve been feeling a little “down” lately in the sack. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Instead of thinking about taking medicines that create all new sets of problems, look towards the benefits found in Mother Nature. She is a woman after all, and she wants all her men to be sexual gods. Here are some foods you might enjoy:
Researchers have discovered that watermelon is chock full of citrulline, a phytonutrient that, once in the body, converts to arginine. Arginine releases nitric acid in the blood which helps the vessels to relax, promoting the flow of blood to the penis. So at your next meal, add a little watermelon. Trust me. Your lady will see the difference.
Here are a few things to remember. Don’t refrigerate the watermelon until it’s cut. This will help you get the best erectile dysfunction-fighting properties. Also, the highest concentration of citrullin is found in the rind. By cutting the rind of the watermelon in small pieces and running it through a juicer, you’ll be able to get more of it.
#2) Coconut Water
Coconut water contains magical things called electrolytes that create energy in the body. Electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium, and potassium contract muscles and move water and fluids within the body. Eventually, these muscle contractions will affect the heart. As the heart pumps blood into the rest of your body, it generates faster flow towards the penis.
It’s all about replenishing the cells in this case. Coconut water can be found at any convenience store in America. The next time you stop for gas, buy a bottle. You’ll soon notice an extended salute from your favorite organ, as well as a healthier heart. It’s a win-win.
#3) Leafy Greens
Leafy vegetables like celery and spinach will increase circulation for your penis, mainly due to their high concentration of nitrates. Nitrates are vasodilators. What that you ask? Vasodilators basically open up blood vessels and increase blood flow, almost against your will. In fact they’re the main ingredient inside erectile dysfunction drugs approved by the FDA in 1998.
Salads are great, but don’t just stop there. Juicing is a great way to get the highest amount of nitrates per serving. There are plenty of recipes that are sure to lead you towards your favorite tastes. Click here to look at our favorite Juicing recipes for men.
Recent studies have found that men who ate pistachios every day for three weeks experienced significant improvement in sexual issues, including erectile dysfunction, mainly due to a protein called arginine. Arginine helps to relax the blood vessels, possibly even more than any other nutrient because it works in unison with your organs.
The best part about it is you don’t even need to eat the nuts to receive the effects. Pistachio ice cream, pistachio past, and everything else will give you just as many benefits. Stock up!
#5) Red Fruits
Deep red fruits, like tomatoes and grapefruits, have lycopene which is one of the phytonutrients good for circulation and sexual issues. Some studies have shown that lycopene may be absorbed best when mixed with oily vegetables like avocadoes and spinach (which coincidentally are also beneficial for erectile dysfunction).
Lycopene also helps to fight male infertility and prostate cancer. So the next time you make a salad, don’t just think of it as healthy. Think of it as a baby-making, sex-improving delicacy. Grab the greens and red fruits, and eat your way to a better sex life.