Erectile Dysfunction and Plant-Based Diet: Make the Switch
If you want stronger, more reliable erections, you’re going to have to make some changes to your diet. More specifically, you may consider a vegan diet.
But can a plant-based diet cure erectile dysfunction? Let’s dive in and get a better idea of how sexual health, testosterone levels, and fruits and vegetables all intertwine:
The Meat Experiment Hasn't Worked
For the past 150 years, the meat we consume has become industrialized and the effects have been bad.
Meat clogs up your system. It clogs up the arteries and the veins. That affects your erections.
One animal-based meal can increase inflammation by 70%, and decrease blood flow by 29%. This could be the main source of your erectile dysfunction, or ED.
Consuming meat has given rise to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, diabetes in children, and now, Type II diabetes at age five. That is insanity.
Also, I want to clarify that all animals are the same. It doesn’t matter if they run, fly, or swim. If it moves, and can be killed and consumed, it’s going to be a problem for your body.
Eating a Plant Based Diet Is Essential
What is a whole plant-based diet? That means there’s no processing and so you are as close to the food source as possible. Also, there is a difference between a vegetarian diet, a vegan diet and a whole plant-based diet.
- Vegetarians don’t eat meat but they do eat milk and dairy products. Milk increases estrogen in your body and decreases testosterone.
- Vegans don’t eat meat or dairy but they do eat plant processed foods.
- In the plant-based diet, there is no plant processing. It’s not apple sauce, it’s the actual apple.
Plant-Based Diet and Boners: My Meat to Plant-Based Journey
When I started this journey a few years ago, I was already 80% vegan and 20% meat. However, from doing the research, I realized I needed to go more whole plant-based. I’m now 80% whole plant-based and 20% vegan.
Why did I do that? I always like to say “You have to walk away from crazy.” You could go from eating cows every day to eating strictly whole plant-based foods, but the question is would you be able to stick to it? It’s highly unlikely but there are ways to transition over slowly and effectively.
Beyond Beef and Other Plant-Based Alternatives
There are more plant-based foods in regular grocery stores than ever before. In the past two years the plant-based food market has grown by 31%. The other food markets only grew by 4%. People are now demanding more plant based alternatives to meats, milks and eggs.
A product I really like is Beyond Beef. They have ground plant-based beef, ground plant-based sausage, and burgers. Made from natural things like pea, mung bean, fava beans, brown rice, sunflower oil, coconut oil, I promise you they taste great.
Another product I love is JUST Egg. It looks and tastes just like eggs, but is made from mung beans.
When it comes to milk, you have a whole slew of options. You no longer have to drink cow’s milk which decreases your testosterone. You can now buy almond milk, cashew milk, rice milk, hemp milk, and oat milk.
Brands are coming out with more and more products every day. Brands like Beyond Meat, BOCA, Gardenia, Gardenburger, and Lightlife are cranking it out. It’s a huge movement because people are shifting away from eating so much meat.
Even Burger King is now in on the act. They have their Impossible Burger, which I love. It tastes like a regular burger. Even in Chipotle, they have their Sofritas, which is a soy-based option.
Red Meat and Carbon Monoxide
As soon as an animal dies, it turns gray because there is no blood moving through the body. Why do you think all the zombies are gray in those zombie movies?
How is it then that red meat stays red? Even weeks from now it will remain red. You could stick it in your freezer and it’ll stay red for years!
The reason why is because the meat has been gassed with carbon monoxide. Yes, carbon monoxide – the thing that can kill you.
Carbon monoxide mixes with the blood and it turns it bright red. It disguises it because now even if the food is spoiling it still looks red. Even small exposure to carbon monoxide can cause headaches, fatigue and confusion.
Tips for Your Transition
If you’re serious about following a vegan diet for erectile dysfunction and other conditions, consider a health and nutrition examination.
A professional can provide you guidance that can make the transition more streamlined, which can lead to reduced risk of falling back into bad eating habits,
Pay attention to your body. These are new products that your body is not used to. Not all foods are going to sit well with you so pay attention to the ingredients. Don’t overcompensate. Don’t say, ” I’m going vegan so therefore I can eat as much vegan cake, vegan ice cream, and vegan cookies as I want.”
This isn’t true. It’s still food. You still have to pay attention to the volume, how much you’re eating, and what you’re eating.
Plan for the holidays. Not everybody’s going to be ready for you to be on this transition on that food, but maybe they just don’t care about your erections. You need to be ready and prepare for this.