More than 30 million men in the United States deal with erectile dysfunction, the inability to obtain, or maintain an erection. E.D. is most prevalent in males over age 40. At least 3 million of them treat their impotence by using prescription Viagra. Many others sufffer in silence, too embarrassed to deal with the issue.
There are, non prescription methods, that will help men to improve libido, without having to talk to a health care professional. Natural remedies do not have the expense, or risk of side effects associated with prescription drugs. One proven natural method of combating E.D., is by eating whole grain oats.
Recent studies indicate that Oatmeal may be as beneficial for men’s sexual health, as Viagra. According to Men’s Health Magazine online, oatmeal is a natural method that will boost the male hormone, testosterone in the bloodstream. Testosterone, is significant in regard to the strength of both sex drive, and orgasm in both men and women.
Whole grain oats, contain L-arginine, which is an amino acid. L-arginine, enhances the effect of nitric oxide in reducing stiffness in blood vessels. Nitric oxide is the chemical compound necessary to opens up the blood vessels to increase blood flow, and lead to an erection.
Like Viagra, L-arginine has been used successfully, to treat erectile dysfunction. Both help relax the muscles which surround blood vessels in the penis. Blood flow increases when blood vessels are dilated. Increased blood flow to the penis, is important for an erection.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, suggests eating a bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and cocoa powder to super charge the male libido. The reason this combination works, is because oatmeal lowers cholesterol. And the polyphenols in unsweetened cocoa powder help to intensify oatmeal’s benefits. Oatmeal also increases HDL (the good cholesterol).
Healthy cholesterol levels produce a decreased likelihood of blocked arteries. Decrease plaque buildup is beneficial for overall health and not just for sex. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which boost the brain’s pleasure chemical dopamine, and also arginine, which increases the production of nitric oxide, and improves the flow of blood to the penis.
Increasing intake of whole grain oats, via oatmeal, cereals, cookies, granola bars etc. is a healthy way for men to combat this often embarrassing issue. Whole grain oats also stabilize blood sugar, and risk of heart attack and stroke.