Men’s inability to achieve or maintain an erection, may be caused by stress, insufficient blood supply to the penis, excess alcohol, drugs, tobacco, diabetes or low testosterone.
A whole-food diet helps provide the vitamins and minerals necessary for sexual health. Herbal circulatory stimulants, such as ginger and cayenne, are often helpful for impotence caused by deficient circulation.
Some healing foods for impotence include:
- Fruits (all)
- Herbs: cinnamon, cayenne, dandelion leaf, evening primrose oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, ginseng, nutmeg, saw palmetto and stinging nettle.
- Other: Legumes, fish oil, flax seeds, kelp, nuts, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, soy products and wheat germ.
You want to maximize your fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seed ingestion. Foods that contain vitamin E (whole-grain cereals, brown rice, nuts, seeds, wheat germ, soy products, kelp, dandelion leaf, extra-virgin olive oil), protect arteries that go to the penis from free-radical damage. Recent studies indicate better antioxidant effects occur when vitamin E comes from food rather than supplements.
You want to minimize animal protein (except for that in fish and chicken), and eliminate fried foods, junk food, sugar, caffeine, refined flour and alcohol.
Spicy juices can also do the trick, if taken regularly. Here is a recipe for Roughie:
- 3 Tomatoes
- 3 Springs fresh parsley
- 2 Stalks of celery
- 1 Clove of garlic
- ½ Cucumber
- ½ Lime
- ½ tsp Prepared horseradish
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Fresh chili pepper
- Using a juicer, process tomatoes, parsley, celery, garlic, cucumber and lime. Pour into a carafe or pitcher. Whisk in horseradish and Worcestershire sauce.
- In a separate container, juice chili pepper. Whisk chili juice into cocktail ½ tsp (2ml) at a time, tasting before adding more. Pour into glasses.
- Enjoy the flavor and the new beginning!