Are you having problems getting a boner? Can you no matter how hard you try not get it up even if you had crane? Don’t beat yourself up or get testy, there’s uplifting news that nature can give you a turgid porksword.
According to new research from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating foods that are rich in certain flavonoids has been associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men.
The new study, which involved 25,096 men, found that more than one-third of the men reported suffering limp dicks. But those who had a diet rich in anthocyanins, flavones and flavanones were less likely to suffer from flaccid dongs. Those who had a diet rich in those foods saw a 14 percent lower risk of developing ED.
The researchers analyzed the dietary patterns of the participants every four years: 2000, 2004, and 2008. During those follow-up periods, participants also self-rated their erectile dysfunction. Researchers found a distinct pattern among men who had lower rates of erectile dysfunction, they consumed more flavonoid-rich foods.
Flavonoids are the plant pigments that give plants their colors. Anthocyanidins are the purple-blue pigments that give fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, black currants and red and purple grapes their unique coloration, and which protect them from the damaging effects of oxidation.
Viagra and herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction can rub you the wrong way, but these all-natural alternatives to give you that raging hard-on that you so desire. The top sources of anthocyanins, flavones and flavanones are strawberries, blueberries, red wine, apples, pears, and citrus products. Hmmm… I’ll select wine please.
Lead researcher Professor Aedin Cassidy from UEA stated in a press release, “We already knew that intake of certain foods high in flavonoids may reduce the risk of conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to look at the association between flavonoids and and erectile dysfunction.”
The Cleveland Clinic has said that as much as 52 percent of all men experience occasional erectile dysfunction. That figure jumps to 70 percent of men over the age of 70. Men who take certain medications, have diabetes and/or heart disease are at a higher risk.
Other solutions for erectile dysfunction include exercise and getting a hotter, younger girlfriend.
So eat some strawberries, drink some wine and keep it up!