High Cholesterol Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
According to the CDC, high cholesterol usually doesn’t have any symptoms. However, erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of high cholesterol in men. The good news is eating certain foods can help lower your cholesterol and help with erectile dysfunction. These are 13 heart healthy and penis friendly foods you need to include in your daily diet
First let’s learn about what cholesterol is and why it has a negative effect on your ability to have erections.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy fat like substance, and too much of the bad cholesterol (we’re just talking about the bad cholesterol in this post) causes arterial plaque to build up in your arteries and veins. Then it’s going to just get stuck there.
As your arteries and veins get clogged up with plaque the blood flow to your penis and testicles is slowed down. This does not help your body’s production of testosterone, which is mostly produced in the testicles.
If It’s Bad for the Heart, It’s Bad for the Penis
Consequently, if you’re slowing down the blood flow to your penis,
- You don’t get the increase in testosterone that you need for strong erections
- You don’t get blood flow for strong erections.
That is the reason why we have to unclog your blood vessels.
Treat the Entire Body, Not Just Parts
When it comes to disease we tend to only think it affects a certain part of the body. For example, if you have prostate cancer it’s just cancer in your prostate, correct? No, your body has cancer.
When I’m talking about unclogging your body, what I mean is unclogging all the arteries and veins that are in your body. When you think about how to increase blood flow to the penis naturally, it all comes down to the food you eat. The following foods help with erectile dysfunction by improving your cholesterol. This in turn increases blood flow throughout your body and supports natural testosterone production.
13 Super Foods for a Healthy Heart & Strong Erections
1. Oatmeal decreases bad cholesterol and helps with digestion
75% of Americans have had oatmeal for breakfast. It’s also one of the first cereals on the planet. Oatmeal decreases bad cholesterol and also gives a lot of fiber, which helps with digestion. Digestion is really important. As you get older, your digestive system starts slowing down and you need your food to pass through you relatively quickly. If your food is staying in your system for a long period of time, it’s going to purify. Even if you’re eating healthy stuff, it just takes too long to get through your system.
2. Blueberries and strawberries lower blood pressure
Blueberries and strawberries are great because they help with lowering blood pressure. They also have a lot of fiber which helps with digestion. They’re low in sugar and they also dilate the blood vessels, which basically means it lets the blood vessels open up a little bit more, so more blood flow can go through.
3. Nuts reduce bad cholesterol
The protein and the fiber in nuts help reduce blood pressure. Nuts also contain a lot of vitamin E, especially in almonds, which is good at decreasing bad cholesterol. Chestnuts are a new favorite because they increase the production of nitric oxide in your system. This helps blood flow move through. The great thing about chestnuts is 20% of their weight is in vitamin C.
4. Extra Virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants
Extra virgin olive oil is great for reducing blood pressure. Do not go for the cheap kind. Get certified organic 100% extra virgin olive oil. Beware of brands that add other oils to it, or they use too much heat in the process of it. The bad kind is actually worse for you.
5. Green Tea can help prevent prostate cancer
Green tea has antioxidants, boosts metabolism, and may help in decreasing your risk of prostate cancer. One cup of green tea a day stops the formation of cholesterol plaque on your blood vessel walls.
6. Broccoli detoxifies the body
Broccoli will help normalize blood pressure and of course it has a lot of fiber in it, so it’s great for your digestion. It’s also great for detoxifying the body.
7. Spinach boosts testosterone
Spinach has potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, B6, and C. It’s packed with the things that you need, and along with helping out with your blood flow, it’s also going to help out with your eyesight and your muscle development.
8. Avocado decreases cholesterol & increases libido
Avocado decreases cholesterol and helps clear the arteries. It’s also packed with fiber which aids in digestion. Best of all, avocados contain healthy fatty acids which allow you to feel fuller, longer.
9. Pomegranate lowers blood pressure
Pomegranate lowers blood sugar and normalizes blood pressure. It also has a lot of antioxidants which is great for your body.
10. Cinnamon is a mild aphrodisiac
Cinnamon is a mild aphrodisiac and in fact is one of the ingredients in African Fly. It keeps your arteries from hardening. It also is great for helping people with diabetes because it also lowers your blood sugar.
11. Watermelon is great for erections
Watermelon is great for stabilizing your cholesterol. It also has a bunch of antioxidants that’s helpful for you. It also helps with muscle recovery, which is great for my weight lifters out there, and of course it is great for erections. I’ve talked about that before in another video 9 Erection Boosting Foods | Increase Blood Flow To Penis Naturally.
12. Garlic is great for the blood vessels
Garlic is just all around good for your blood vessels. It stops them from hardening, and it also dilates the blood vessels so you get more blood flow going through.
13. Apples reduce hardening of the arteries
This one kind of surprised me. Apples actually lower cholesterol and slow the progression of clogging. The saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is actually scientifically true. Eating one apple per day reduces the hardening of arteries by 40%.
In a Nutshell
- Cholesterol is a waxy fat that can clog up your arteries, reduce blood flow and cause problems with you having an erection. High cholesterol and erectile dysfunction are linked.
- To prevent and stop the clogging of your arteries, consume these foods: oatmeal, strawberries and blueberries, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, green tea, spinach, avocados, broccoli, watermelon, cinnamon, pomegranate, garlic, and apples.
There Are Many Benefits to Eating Well
If you’ve seen some of my other videos such as Testosterone Boosting Foods vs Testosterone Killing Foods or 9 Erection Boosting Foods, you will notice some of the foods for erectile dysfunction are the same.
This is important to understand. Natural foods are healthy for you in a number of different ways including boosting testosterone, lowering blood pressure, and improving digestion.