Doctors have long suggested exercise and a healthy diet to lessen the risk of being impacted by erectile dysfunction. Now, here’s one more thing you can do: load up on blueberries, blackberries and citrus fruits, according to a new study.
“In a new 10-year study of more than 25,000 men, those who ate at least three servings a week of berries or citrus were 10 percent less likely to have erection problems by the trial’s end. This held true regardless of body weight, physical activity, and whether or not the subjects smoked or took medications known to cause ED. However, there was one compounding factor: The men who ate these fruits as well as exercised fared the best, with 21 percent lower odds of ED than men who did neither.”
“Although regular consumption of any kind of fruit proved beneficial in this study, darker varieties such as blueberries, cranberries, oranges and grapefruit offered the biggest payoff. That’s because these are the richest sources of three specific flavonoids — anthocyanins, flavones, and flavanones — says lead researcher Aedin Cassidy, a nutrition professor at the University of East Anglia in Britain.”