garlic the dietary equivalent of Viagra?
Scientists have discovered that eating garlic can boost the sex
drive for men experiencing impotence. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can
be an indication of hardening of the arteries, which is also a
possible precursor to impending cardiovascular problems. As a
result, ED may often serve as an early warning symptom for a heart
attack. Because statistical data indicates that more than 100
million men worldwide face erection problems, and barely half of
them want to admit it, this is a problem to be taken seriously.
The study performed at St. Thomas Hospital in the United Kingdom
proved that eating 4 raw cloves of garlic a day helped to lower
cholesterol and made room in the arteries for improved blood flow
into the penis resulting in more erections. Garlic contains allicin
which is credited for improved blood flow. Garlic may also help the
heart by reducing calcium buildup as well as aid in the fight
against prostate cancer.
Keep in mind that the occurrence of ED can occur due to a number of
other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, diseases of
the thyroid gland, prostate gland, nervous system, urinary system,
and a drop in hormone levels particularly during Andropause, as well
as a host of mental issues. In addition, the use of numerous drugs
prescribed by doctors for common problems such as high blood
pressure, depression and stomach ulcers may also exacerbate ED.
What are my options?
Alcohol kills reproductive cells and decreases sperm viability. It
also disrupts the link between the brain and the penis. Excessive
use of alcohol inhibits the creation of the male sex hormone,
Nicotine reduces arterial pressure and as a result, prevents blood
circulation to the penis. In addition, toxic substances from
smoking are detrimental for sperm maturation.
Sharply reduces the level of male sexual hormones, disrupts
chromosomes and promotes undesired genetic changes.
Anabolic steroids bear a close resemblance to testosterone and as a
result, the body stops its natural production causing impotence to
Too much cholesterol blocks the vessels providing blood to the penis
and thereby reduces the blood flow necessary to maintain an
Being overweight can disrupt your hormone balance and, as a result,
the production of hormones necessary for achieving erection can
Studies show that out of two hundred most used medicines – as many
as sixteen are likely to cause impotence. Among the most risky are
drugs used for the treatment of high blood pressure, depression,
insomnia, ulcers, tumors, plus a couple of medications used to
Cut garlic into small pieces and eat 4 raw cloves a day for
best results. Feel free to add it to your regular diet which needs
plenty of fruits and vegetables. To combat bad garlic breath, chew
on fresh parsley or mint after you eat the garlic. You can
garlic in capsule form that is more convenient for some.
fiber; for men 35 grams a day. Eat grains, bran, whole
meal bread, legumes, lentils, berries, prunes, barley, millet,
buckwheat and oatmeal. Keeping the transit time for waste to pass
through the body as low as possible is a great way to promote
overall health. Avoid overeating.
Avoid smoked stuff, fat & red meats; slash sweets and anything made
with white flour. Substitute omega 3 rich foods such as salmon,
tuna, sardines and flaxseed. Avoid sugar and salt as much as
Use suitable oils are those made of olives, flax, sesame, sunflower
or rape. Also include unsalted nuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds in
Aerobic exercise every day is a must especially as we age. No
excuses – just get out there and do at least 30 minutes a day, 5-6
days a week with activities such as: walking, jogging, swimming,
biking, rowing, etc. You’ll also have the added benefit of reduced
stress levels and enhanced moods. Don’t forget to calculate your
target heart rate and stay within that zone. Additional Tip: Keep
your attitude positive – it can’t hurt!
Information in this article is for educational purposes only, and is
not intended as medical advice.
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