By the time you start juicing for erectile dysfunction, you already know that your juicer can be a seriously multi-faceted tool. If you know what to juice – you can use that handy juicer of yours for everything from boosting your metabolism to getting over a hangover to naturally remedying erectile dysfunction.
As you may already know by now, there is no single cause for erectile dysfunction (ED). What we do know is that ED can be caused by various medical conditions and lifestyle choices, and it becomes more common as a man ages. Some of the causes may include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, smoking, and excess alcohol consumption.
Whatever the cause, erectile dysfunction can be frustrating, disheartening, and can have a major effect on your relationship with your partner.
If you or your partner is experiencing erectile dysfunction, lifestyle changes – including diet – can improve the condition. Eat foods that will lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and reduce anxiety. Foods that contain nutrients which dilate blood vessels, clear out the bloodstream, and maintain arterial health will increase blood flow, combatting impotence.
Like what foods? Here’s a list of the best ones to toss in your juicer…
Juicing for Erectile Dysfunction: What to Juice
The following foods can help you make the change you need to improve your relationship inside and outside of the bedroom 😉
Sweet, juicy and refreshing, watermelon makes for a perfect summer snack – but its benefits go far beyond a quick cool-down.
Watermelon contains key nutrients that may help to prevent erectile dysfunction. Lycopene is the pigment that gives watermelon its red color. It also happens to have powerful antioxidant properties which prevent disease and other conditions, like prostate cancer and poor circulation (a culprit in ED).
Lycopene reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, preventing buildup in the arteries and keeping the blood flowing smoothly. A 2-cup serving of watermelon contains about 15-20 milligrams of lycopene.
Lycopene can lower blood pressure, decrease hypertension, and reduce inflammation throughout the whole body.
An additional benefit of watermelon is in its electrolyte and water content. Watermelon is approximately 92 percent water and full of electrolytes—essential minerals which maintain fluid balance. Staying hydrated is an important factor in erectile function—the more fluids one consumes, the more seminal fluid one’s body produces.
A sweet and juicy fruit which increases blood flow and keeps you hydrated? You’re headed in the right direction toward preventing impotence and improving your personal life.
Pomegranate is thought to be one of the most effective foods in treating ED. Studies show that pomegranate can increase blood circulation and reduce stress, improving erectile function.
One study showed that pomegranate juice may be effective on diabetic patients who are suffering from erectile dysfunction. The antioxidants in the juice reduce oxidative stress associated with diabetes, successfully treating ED.
One of the nutrients that pomegranate contains is zinc—a mineral which has been shown to increase blood flow and improve vein and artery health.
Pomegranate juice is also an effective agent in preventing prostate cancer when consumed regularly. It can lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, improving blood flow and heart health.
Garlic contains a unique compound called allicin that is only made available when the garlic is chopped finely, crushed, or juiced. Allicin has a great many benefits including lowering ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, supporting circulatory health, and reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. In other words, allicin increases blood flow—and poor blood circulation is one of the major contributors to erectile dysfunction.
Garlic is widely recognized as a blood purifier. It cleanses the blood of toxins and harmful foreign invaders, allowing more space for oxygen and nutrients to be carried and delivered to the body from the lungs. Organs need the proper oxygen and nutrient supply in order to function at their best—including sexual organs for a healthy erection.
Spinach, kale, collard greens, and mustard greens—these are just a few of the dark leafy green vegetables that contain nitrates to improve ED. Nitrates are vasodilators—meaning, they open up the blood vessels and increase blood flow throughout the body, including to the penis.
Leafy greens are also full of many important vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants. They contain beta-carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin K, and plenty other nutrients which contribute to their cholesterol lowering, vision improving, energy enhancing, and bone strengthening powers.
Beets contain many nutrients important to sexual health. They are an excellent source of nitrates—those vasodilators which open up the blood vessels and increase blood flow. They contain vitamin C, which supports capillary health, and they also provide an energy boost.
Most importantly, beets are widely recognized as an aphrodisiac. Not only do they contain nitrates which increases blood flow to the genitals, but they also contain the important mineral boron, which may boost the production of sexual hormones leading to increased libido and improvement in sperm mobility. So, if you’re looking for a change, juice plenty of beets to reestablish your passion in the bedroom.
Chili peppers, like cayenne pepper, contain a compound called capsaicin which has blood thinning properties.
Capsaicin increases blood flow because it prevents platelet aggregation—or mini blood clots in the vessels which slow blood flow.
Hot peppers make the body—well—hot. When consumed, they actually increase your body temperature which dilates the blood vessels. So, hot peppers are vasodilators—and vasodilation is an important physical process of a healthy erection.
Tomatoes contain lycopene and magnesium—two important nutrients for healthy blood circulation. Lycopene gives tomatoes their rich red color, but it is also a phytonutrient which increases circulation, thereby improving sexual issues.
Magnesium acts as a natural muscle relaxant and it reduces inflammation in the blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, and improves blood circulation. Magnesium is also proven to improve brain function, lift mood, and cure migraines—not to mention curing anxiety and depression, which are sometimes the culprits behind ED.
What’s the Best Juice for Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction rates have shot up during the past few decades – even among young, fit men. Today, the rate of consumption of processed foods is higher than ever, showing that an unhealthy diet can cause issues in all functions of the body. A poor diet causes higher cholesterol and blood pressure levels, a bigger waistline, and poor circulatory health.
Eat better, and chances are you’ll feel better and function better—at work, at home—and in bed. So how do you pack in a bunch of ED-combatting nutrients in one simple go? Head to your juicer, of course. Here’s a roundup of the best juice for erectile dysfunction!
Blood Pumping Red Juice
When it comes to ED, you really can’t ‘beet’ this combo:
- 2 small beets or 1 large beet plus beet greens
- Pomegranate seeds from a small to medium pomegranate
- 1/4 of a medium sized red cabbage
- 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root
It’s got blood-cleansing greens, nitric oxide-rich beets as well as blood flow-improving pomegranate. Plus, it’s delicious to boot.
Spice it Up Green Juice
Here’s a spicy yet yummy juice recipe that’ll fire up your metabolism and boost blood flow, helping keep things spicy in and out of the bedroom:
- 1 cup watermelon
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 cup watercress
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds (partially or entirely) removed
- 1/2 lime, juiced
Thanks to the watermelon, this juice recipe is nicely watered down and not too spicy – but be careful when you remove the seeds. Use gloves or keep your fingers well away from your face (and eyes)!
Natural ED Juice Remedy
Here’s yet another great juice recipe for ED featuring lycopene-rich watermelon and spicy pepper:
- 3 leaves fresh basil
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- 2 pinches of cayenne pepper
- ½ lime
- 5 cups watermelon
Basil adds a delicious pesto-ish flavor to the mix as well as helps lower cortisol levels (stress is a huge contributor of ED) and blueberries bring heaps of antioxidants to the mix!