The Erection Diet: Penile Health, ED and Your Diet

The Erection Diet

Feed Your Penis What it Needs and You Shall Be Rewarded

Your diet plays a HUGE role in maintaining proper erectile function. A poor diet is one of the leading causes of ED; according to the Cleveland Clinic, high-fat diets can cause blockages in the coronary arteries and reduce the size of the arteries that supply blood to the penis.

If you want to treat and avoid erectile dysfunction, you should pay extremely close attention to what you eat. 

One of the first indicators of declining health is problems getting and maintaining an erection. Your penis is the proverbial “canary in the coalmine” that warns you to get cracking on improving your overall health.

Here at the Perito Clinic for men’s sexual health in Miami, we say that “penile health is every man’s responsibility.” According to Dr. Paul Perito, our chief urologist and pioneer in male girth enlargement, “like an athlete takes care of his joints, a man needs to do all he can to take care of his penis…especially his diet!” 

The “Canary in the Coalmine”

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy diet has many benefits to our overall well-being. This is especially true when it comes to your sex life. A healthy diet will lead not only to a big boost to your libido, improving your heart health, but will help improve your stamina AND increase the blood flow to your penis. 

“Taking Care of Your Penile Health is Every Man’s Responsibility.”

Dr. Paul Perito, Renowned Urologist
Pioneer in Penile Surgery, Inventor of Urofill®
The Perito Clinic, Miami

In other words, if you take good care of your penis, from starting on an “erection diet” to exercising and stopping smoking, not only will your sex life benefit, but your health and life, in general, will benefit as well. Good penile health is a win-win!

Circulation and Penile Health

A diet that is not healthy for a man’s heart also affects his ability to have and maintain an erection: The same diet choices that can cause heart attacks due to restricting blood flow within the arteries of the heart may also restrict the blood flow to the penis. And without proper circulation to your penis, you will have difficulty having or maintaining a strong erection. 

A typical American diet rich in fatty, fried, and processed foods and lacking in fruits and vegetables will lead to problems with your heart and with your ability to have and keep an erection and enjoy intimacy with your partner. This is because these foods lead to diminished circulation throughout your body. 

So, if your bad diet is a major cause of ED, what can you do about it? What new diet choices are there to consider?

The Mediterranean Diet

According to recent studies, erectile dysfunction is fairly uncommon in men who follow a ‘Mediterranean diet’ during their life. It turns out that by including fruits, vegetables, heart-healthy fats like olive oil, nuts, and various fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and trout your body will respond with an increased blood flow to your heart, your penis, and other parts of your body. In addition, wine (preferably red) may help, while avocados supply healthy fats that benefit your body and your penis. You can learn more about which foods are best for your heart and erectile function by visiting the WebMD page on erectile function-friendly foods and low-fat cooking ideas by clicking here

Another benefit to a healthy diet like the Mediterranean diet is that, combined with even moderate exercise, you will maintain a proper weight for your height and body build. An overweight man is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes which can cause damage to the nervous system including those nerves that affect the penis. When this happens, erectile dysfunction follows. 

The Vegetarian Diet (Or, At Least the “More Veggies Diet”)

A vegetarian diet, or even a diet rich in vegetables, can have a significant positive impact on men with erectile dysfunction. This is primarily due to the health benefits associated with a plant-based diet, which can improve your cardiovascular health (more blood flow to the penis), reduce inflammation, improve your help with diabetes management, help with hormone balance, and help you lose weight. 

Take Care of Your Penile Health!

Your choice is to eat healthy and have a healthy penis and sex life or choose unhealthy foods and suffer from erectile dysfunction and other health problems. The choice is yours. As those TV ads say, at the end of the day, making these changes may not only help you, you just might put a smile on your partner’s face!

The urologists at Perito Clinic in Miami are here to serve as your partners in penile health! Contact us today for your free (and confidential) consultation about ED, penile enlargementtestosterone therapy, and other issues relating to men’s sexual health including guidance relating to the ‘Erection Diet’. 

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