Men, are you doing everything you can to keep your penis healthy? Did you know eating certain foods can make a difference in what matters most to this vital organ of your body? That’s right, choosing health-promoting foods can promote the health of your penis by boosting your sex life, revving up your libido, increasing testosterone production, and reducing the chance of abnormal sperm when trying to conceive.
Your penis is vulnerable to everyday stressors such as lack of sleep, overindulging in alcohol, skipping workouts, eating junk food, and too many overloaded work days.
These daily stressors add up, affecting your penis.
To keep your penis in prime condition, here are foods you should include in your meals and snacks:
No matter what variety of apples you prefer, an apple a day keeps your penis at play. Apples are considered a power food with a special flavonoid called quercetin, which is good for your private parts. Quercetin prevents the secretion of prostate-specific, androgen-regulated tumor markers found in prostate cells, lowering the risk of prostate cancer.
Your penis must have good blood flow to achieve an erection, and beets are your answer. Whether you prefer eating beets or drinking beet juice, this nutrient-rich vegetable is high in nitrates, a type of vasodilator helping expand blood vessels that allows good blood flow for sexual performance.
3. Black raspberries
Does your libido need recharging? Then consider black raspberries for reawakening sexual stimulation. Black raspberries contain certain phytochemicals that can stimulate arousal when you need extra help.
4. Brazil nuts
Sperm health for conceiving a baby depends on the number of sperm produced and how mobile sperm behaves. A critical nutrient called selenium is necessary for the production and mobility of sperm. Brazil nuts are a valuable source of selenium; just a handful a day will provide more than the recommended daily allowance.
This crunchy veggie should be your go-to for increasing sexual performance. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for regulating progesterone synthesis and aids in stimulating sperm production.
6. Tart cherries
Achieving a firm, long-lasting erection sufficient for intercourse must have optimal blood flow to the penis. Next time shopping for groceries add to your cart tart cherries. Whether eaten or drank as a juice, tart cherries help reduce inflammation that can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) and are a rich source of magnesium, zinc, and potassium, all nutrients beneficial for maintaining men’s sexual health.
If you love eggs, you’re in luck for improving your sex life. Eggs are rich in vitamin B6, helping to increase testosterone and the sex drive in men. Enjoy eggs scrambled, poached, or even fried.
8. Garlic and onions
Now, here’s a combination that can be used in multiple ways within food. Garlic and onions have a powerful compound called allicin, helping thin the blood and relax arteries, which leads to improved circulation needed for men to get an erection. Good circulation leads to firmer erections resulting in better endurance in the bedroom.
9. Grass-fed beef
Yes, beef can be eaten and is good for bedroom activities, especially when it’s lean and grass-fed. Grass-fed beef has higher omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital to strong, healthy blood flow, particularly to the penis.
10. Greek yogurt
Anytime you need a midday pick-me-up, consider choosing Greek yogurt. This dairy food is loaded with protein, calcium, and potassium, that also benefits your manhood. Potassium is particularly crucial for regulating sodium and helps prevent bloating. This mineral may also increase your sexual stamina during intercourse.
Maybe not your favorite food, but give liver a second chance anyway. Believe it or not, liver is one of the healthiest foods to eat because of its surplus of health benefits. High in protein, iron, vitamin A, and B vitamins, liver also is quite high in zinc. Zinc is a testosteroneboosting food that blocks and converts testosterone into estrogen.
Oatmeal, a breakfast staple, is loaded with soluble fiber and other complex carbs. Its rich fiber source slows the digestion of food, helping you stay fuller longer and have lasting energy. Oatmeal also contains the B vitamin folate. Folate is a crucial nutrient for keeping sperm healthy and reducing neural tube defects in babies.
Dr. David Samadi is the Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He’s a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City, regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., with a vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi is a medical contributor to NewsMax TV and is also the author of The Ultimate MANual, Dr. Samadi’s Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness, available online both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Dr. Samadi’s websites at robotic oncology and prostate cancer 911.