If you have a home garden or a patch in your backyard that can be turned into one, you can start growing a few of the plant foods that support erectile function and can help stave off symptoms of impotence.
You can’t get foods much fresher or tastier than those you’ve picked from your own garden, and the fresher they are, the higher their content of erection-friendly nutrients.
Here, in no particular order, are three planting recommendations you might want to consider.
1. Leafy green vegetables and beets: Spinach supposedly did wonders for Popeye, and there’s no reason to believe that it can’t do the same for you. Spinach, as well as other leafy greens such as collard, mustard, and turnip greens, are high in nitrates, which are nature’s vasodilators that expand blood vessels to optimize blood flow. Also high in nitrates are beets and radishes, two root vegetables that have a long growing season and are sure to add a little color to your dining routine.
2. Onions and garlic: These plant foods are high in allicin, a phytonutrient that lowers blood pressure and prompts your body to produce a more nitric oxide, a key player in erectile function. Allicin also tends to elevate blood levels of good cholesterol, known formally as high-density lipoprotein, while lowering levels of bad cholesterol, which is known as low-density lipoprotein.
3. Tomatoes: One of the more popular additions to home gardens, these fruits add color to your salads and are high in lycopene, a phytonutrient that helps blood vessels to relax, thus increasing blood flow.
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