Is there a link between diet and impotence?
Impotence is caused by reduced blood flow to the penis, which can happen because of problems associated with being overweight. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits like those recommended to keep your heart healthy can help to prevent impotence.
Maintaining a healthy weight by eating a balanced diet
and exercising regularly can help with impotence. Choosing to eat healthy foods that are low in saturated fat and sugar can help you to lose weight and improve vascular health and blood flow, preventing conditions such as high cholesterol and diabetes which can lead to ED.
Eating lots of fruit, veg and whole grains and cutting down on red meat and processed meat may make it less likely that you will experience impotence.
Cutting out alcohol and cigarettes also improves your cardiovascular health, which keeps your blood vessels in good condition and improves blood flow to the penis.