Does what you eat and drink impact your sexual abilities?
But now a new and super comprehensive study is out, giving us even more evidence.
This study followed 21,469 men over 16 years, and was published on the JAMA network.
This is the first study that included men without diabetes to evaluate the association between a healthy diet and erectile dysfunction.
What did the study find?
It found that men who adhere to a healthy diet had a lower risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
Let’s look at the details:
A healthy diet was one that included a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and lower intake of red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fatty acids, sodium and alcohol.
The data showed the following:
- The men who followed the healthiest diet, had up to 30% less erectile dysfunction
- Men in all age groups saw significant improvements in sexual function with a healthier diet
- More red or processed meat was associated with more ED
- Significant alcohol consumption was correlated with more ED, but moderate consumption was not
Why does a healthier diet improve erectile function?
There are two key reasons. What you consume is:
1) What your body use to build and repair itself
2) The fuel you need to operate
If you provide yourself with poor construction materials, you are likely to start operating sub-optimally. Your blood may get too thick, your hormones may get out of balance, your capacity to produce nitric oxide or dopamine may be impaired, etc.
And if you provide your high performance engine (you) with bad fuel, your are likely to have less energy, less desire, and you will probably be slower.
My takeaway from this study?
To function as best as possible sexually, I go plant based and whole foods (unprocessed).
And I maintain this very diligently. I have learned that my diet is not just important, but paramount in order to function well sexually.
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