I was inspired to list the foods here regarding sexual function because my husband experienced it a few years ago due to unhealthy eating habits. Thankfully, he is now good and overcome the condition of erectile dysfunction through changing the way he eats.
Yes, I was a bit guilty about it because although I know how to cook delicious and nutritious foods, I was not strong enough to convince him to change his eating lifestyle. The occurrence of his sexual dysfunction was a wake up call for him. So, it was not bad at all as long as it is recognized as issue and we are both willing to solve it for the sake of our relationship as married couple.
This video below explains the medical options of treating erectile dysfunction. This is particularly true for those who have chronic issues about it. However, in my husband’s cause it was caused by unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activities.
There are many underlying physical and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction. Reduced blood flows to the penis and nerve damage are two of the most common physical causes. Underlying conditions associated with erectile dysfunction include;
Common Conditions Associated with ED
- Vascular disease
- Hormone disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pelvic trauma
- Radiation therapy
- Venous leak (psychological conditions)
Moreover, lack of zinc can interfere the reproductive organ’s maturation and functions that are primary contributor to impotence, or being not able to achieve erections suitable for intercourse.
Zinc Deficiency Related Conditions
- Chronic diarrhea
- Poor appetite leading to unhealthy substantial weight loss
- Hair loss
- Wounds heal slowly
Moreover, open sores on the mouth and skin, strange taste within the mouth, and lack of attention or focus particularly on cognitive functions. Therefore, double check the typical daily diet, and make sure it include foods that are rich in zinc.
Particularly, zinc is is an essential nutrient that is vital for numerous internal functions of the body plus it boosts immune system, nervous system, and reproductive or sexual health. Here are some of the foods rich in zinc that you can include on your typical diet. Keep in mind, there is always a toll on over consumption, hence, eat only what your body needs.
- Red meat
- Fortified cereals
- Soy Foods
- Dairy products
Incorporating vitamins and minerals into the body’s daily requirements is vital. Doing so may help improve the condition of erectile dysfunction. However, make sure you consume organic, whole, fresh, unprocessed, or unrefined foods.
- Fruits (eat plenty of rich pigmented berries to help your vascular integrity)
- Whole grains
- Olive oil
- Fresh water fish like mackerel, tuna, salmon, halibut, and sardines
Foods To Avoid
It is very common for a person to have certain issues wit certain foods. If that happens to you, avoid including them in your diet as these foods might become a contributor in deteriorating sexual health condition like ED, or having a low quality sperm, or low semen volume.
Here are some of the most common things to avoid. Most of these foods can be found on fast foods. While coffee is mentioned as among the foods to be avoided, you may drink it moderately and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
- Dairy products
- Refined foods
- Fried foods
- Junk foods
Keep Hydrated By Drinking Plenty of Water
The human body consist of 70% water, and it is vital to keep hydrated every time. Moreover, avoiding over consumption of alcohol and completely eliminating smoking are helpful to solving ED. Both of these are harmful to the body and eventually cause bad conditions on one’s sexual function.
ED can either be chronic or recurring, or sometimes it happens in a certain isolated incident. Previously, ED was assumed to be psychological in nature, however as physicians and therapists gain more knowledge about it, today it is believed the majority of ED cases have underlying physical health conditions.