Erectile Dysfunction, the inability to maintain an erection in order to have sexual relations, is a growing problem. If you’ve got it, you are no doubt desperate to get rid of it. Nature’s solution to erectile dysfunction is bound up in plant based foods. Plant based foods abound in all of the compounds that your body needs to promote rapid release of nitric oxide and to repair and maintain the health of your endothelium.

Meat & Beer Kill Virility

Animal based products – meat and dairy – do exactly the opposite. They will actually decrease your blood flow and increase your inflammation – two things that are disastrous if you are interested in virile performance in the bedroom. That’s because the too often sad result of our meat based diet is arterial plaque and hypertension. 

Another absolute killer of bedroom performance is alcohol. Beer will lower your levels of testosterone, raise your estrogen levels, dehydrate you and do a host of other things that are decidedly unromantic.

You may have picked up on the irony here that the very things that are pushed down our throats every day as the hallmarks of manliness – drinking beer and eating steak – are actually the things that are killing our manly performance where it really counts – in the bedroom! 

If you are interested in real virility, then it’s about time you stopped feeding into all the advertising hogwash that is spewed out in order to get you to make the fat cats who own the breweries and meat processing companies fatter. There is nothing virile about drinking beer and eating meat. In fact, doing those things will turn you into a bedroom non-starter, the very opposite of manliness. 

If you truly want to get over erectile dysfunction, you need to be smarter than the publicity machine. And that means recognizing and adopting a plant based eating plan.

So, does that mean you have to become a vegetarian?

No it doesn’t. Notice we said plant based, not vegetarian. While 90% of the diet will be built around plant sources, we will also be getting the maximum goodness of omega three fatty acids from tuna and sardines. We’ll also be getting the near perfect proteins contained in egg whites and may even indulge in some low fat meats.

The point here is that we are choosing a plant based diet for a specific end result, rather than from a philosophical or conscientious viewpoint. We are eating plant foods because they are the best things to help with erectile dysfunction. But, if we find other animal based products that will also serve our purpose, we will have no qualms about eating them as well.

Plant Based Diet Baseline

So, let’s start taking a look how we can transition to a plant based diet.

You plant based diet to defeat Erectile Dysfunction will be built around a number of foundation pillars: 

  • 7-8 serving of grains each day, including at least 3 whole grain servings
  • 4-5 servings of fruit daily
  • 4-5 servings of vegetables daily
  • 2-3 servings of low fat or non-fat daily daily
  • 1 serving of fish or seafood daily
  • 4-5 servings of nuts, seeds or legumes weekly
  • No more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day

The following foods will be off limits to you. They will do nothing to increase your level of fitness and overall health and everything to increase your blood pressure and prevent you from getting an erection. 

  • Sodium
  • Processed meats
  • Red meats
  • Sweets
  • Sugary beverages
  • Cakes

Of course it is virtually impossible to cut sodium completely from your diet. So, set yourself the goal of taking in no more than 1,500 mg per day. That is less than half the amount that the average American ingests every day.

You can find more tips on reducing sodium intake on leading men’s health websites and forums. 

How about your daily caffeine fix? The blood pressure effects of caffeine have not been quantified, so we’re not cutting out caffeine from our plan. For your overall health, though, you don’t want to exceed 30 mg of caffeine per day. Depending on the strength of the brew, that works out to between two and four cups per day.

Smoothies & Juices

Smoothies and juices are the perfect complement to your plant based diet. In addition to your standard three meals per day, taking in a smoothie as a mid morning or afternoon snack will allow you to fortify the body’s production of nitric oxide, strengthen the endothelium and allow the blood to flow through your veins more effectively.

You’ve already seen the importance of increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables in order to boost your NO production. Smoothies allow you to do so in a convenient, concentrated and delicious way. By adding spinach, kale, broccoli and bok choy to your blender recipes, you’ll be giving yourself the best chance of overcoming your embarrassing bedroom issues.