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A Vegetarian Diet Can Help With Impotence

Every year, impotence, or “erectile dysfunction,” affects millions of men across the world, with one study showing that as many as half of men over the age of 40 are impotent at least part of the time.

Originally, it was thought that impotence was caused by anxiety, but according to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, up to 90 percent of all cases of impotence are physical as opposed to psychological. That’s right: High cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammations, and hormonal imbalances cause the vast majority of all cases of impotence.

The good news is that medical science suggests that all of these conditions can be managed or in some cases even prevented with a low-fat vegan diet.

Viagra and other anti-impotence drugs may get you through the night, but a vegetarian diet can get you through your life. Numerous physicians and nutritionists agree that the best way to prevent artery blockage as well as multiple other conditions that cause impotence is to eat a diet high in fiber, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

These foods will scrub the plaque off the arterial walls to get your blood flowing and your love life going again in no time. For vegetarian recipes and information, please check out our free “Vegetarian Starter Kit.”

To help clear up some of the questions that you may have, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions about how eating meat can affect your sex life.

Why can’t I eat all the meat that I want and then just take Viagra?
The answer is simple: Viagra often doesn’t work, it has side effects, and it’s expensive. Up to 25 percent of the men who take it report absolutely no improvement at all. For some guys, Viagra brings disturbing side effects such as vision problems. And just one dose of Viagra costs $10 (you need to pop a pill every time you want to achieve an erection). That’s a lot more expensive than switching to a bean-and-veggie burrito instead of fried chicken or a fish filet.

What if I’m already experiencing impotence?
It’s not too late! Even if your impotence is caused by your blood pressure medication, going vegetarian or vegan may help you lower your blood pressure naturally, and enable you to wean yourself off the medication that is hindering your ability to achieve a hard and lasting erection. Cutting meat and dairy products out of your diet is a great way to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure naturally and help get your equipment back in working condition.

How will going vegetarian affect my strength and stamina?
One Danish study stated that “[m]en peddling on a stationary bicycle until muscle failure lasted an average of 114 minutes on a mixed meat and vegetable diet, 57 minutes on a high-meat diet, and a whopping 167 minutes on a strict vegetarian diet.”Many of the world’s top athletes are meat-free, including Sports Illustrated “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis, top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, baseball slugger Prince Fielder, boxing champion Keith Holmes, and NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire. Lewis says, “[M]y best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control; I like the way I look.” And Stoudamire adds, “I’m in better condition [after going vegan]. My endurance has gone up, and I haven’t gotten tired at all during the whole season.”

Is there any other way that eating meat can affect my sex life?
Most definitely. Eating a meat-laden diet greatly increases the amount of synthetic hormones that your body takes in. These hormones may contribute to a reduced sperm count and an increased risk of testicular tumors.

My impotence is caused by high blood pressure medication, not by cholesterol. How is ending my consumption of meat and dairy products going to help me?
Your high blood pressure is most likely a direct result of a diet rich in meat and dairy products. The incidence of hypertension (high blood pressure) is very low in those who abstain from meat and dairy products. So stop eating burgers and drinking milk and have some pasta, a veggie burger, and a salad instead. A vegan diet will likely help lower your blood pressure to a point where you can stop taking the impotence-causing medication.

I’m still young. I don’t have to worry about impotence, do I?
According to a recent study by the National Institute on Aging, cholesterol levels were much more of a factor than age in the onset of impotence. The study included more than 3,000 men between the ages of 25 and 83 and proved that men with cholesterol over 240 milligrams per deciliter of blood had double the risk of penile dysfunction compared to men with cholesterol of 180 milligrams per deciliter of blood. Cardiovascular disease often starts in childhood. You could have to pay for all those years of eating meat as a youngster later in life Don’t set yourself up for problems in the future.

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  • Virile Vegan says:

    It’s been a year since I adopted a plant-based diet for health rather than ethical reasons. Two months my doctor dropped my statins, Viagra, and high bloop pressure meds. I’m 48, but I wake up every morning like an 18 year old. Pisses my wife off!

  • Heart-felt Vegetarian says:

    @ Well-read Non-Vegan: organic is great, deep-frying tofu and/or vegetables cannot be healthy or useful anyways (losing their ‘magic’ virtues), but another being cannot be seen as food, just as we do not consider our neighbours as food.

    We often forget that ‘humane’ comes from ‘human’ – funny thing, in so many languages the word to express both is exactly the same…

  • fsdfjsdfsnj says:

    @Gabriel: The cows not existing is better than them having a terrible life. And who told humans to create them?

  • Cheap generic Viagra says:

    vegetarianism promotes a much better health and leads to a more intellectual.. it is a proven , well – known and agreed fact that people that do not eat meat have 45% better level of thinking and are much more capable of finding solutions than those whose stomachs are graveyards for dead animals…. and think of those animals that do not eat meat e.g the cow , horse, bull, elephant, deer.. they are all well known for their amazingly phenomenal physical strength…. vegetarians are mentally and yes physically stronger that meat consumers….. drinking milk and eating cheese is not considered eating meat.

  • Gabriel says:

    So I guess we should stopping eating meat. Hmm. maybe hormone laced beef. In South America, the cattle grown on grass and hormone free have the same omega 3′s of eating salmon.

    One lats thing, none of these cows or domesticated farm animals would exist or survive without the intervention of man. These are species that came from their wilder ancestors chosen and bred for specific characteristics and traits. If we are gonna stop eating meat than these cows wouldn’t exist anyways.

  • Don Randall says:

    Well, I guess sex sells. Vegan diets and cruelty-free living are great, but I’m not convinced it’s healthy to have sex 24/7. Sleep is important too, what to speak of work, hobbies and prayer. Lol!

  • Well-read Non-Vegan says:

    The statement that “Eating a meat-laden diet greatly increases the amount of synthetic hormones that your body takes in” only applies when you eat the over-processed meats found in fast food and the like. Eating vegetables (especially ones with thin, edible skins) that have been heavily treated with pesticides and chemicals has the same effect. If you eat local and/or organic meat and vegetables or just vegetables you will be much better off than someone who eats processed grains and pesticide-laden plant matter.

    tl;dr: Eating high quality organic foods of any kind (including meat) is more important than just cutting out a single form of food

  • ready 24/7 says:

    At 50 I started training to run a marathon, and veggie diet, lost 60 pounds, bloodpressure went normal, sex drive sky rocket, women were crawling all over me, one day, sex with three different women with no loss of semen flow. The Company Dr. after seeing results asked what I was doing, I told him my new life style, he now started to train for the marathon. Yes it works

  • James says:

    Look, there’s a reason Bill Clinton went vegan, and it wasn’t to lose weight. Lookout Monica… Billy’s back!!

  • rkcs11 says:

    I am a 53 year old man who always ate a good diet, lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains. I ate a lot of chicken and turkey though, not much beef. Never had a problem with ED, but notices as I got older my erections took longer to get and sometimes lost them a little quicker. When I switched to a vegan diet 5 months ago and cut out sugar, caffeine and wheat, my erections got amazingly stronger and would always last as long as I needed. What a difference! I would highly recommend Kathy Freston’s book Quantum Wellness and get started with a vegan diet

  • Treatment For Impotence says:

    Yes its a good sight that when ED problem raises maximum Doctors prescribed their ruff medi-tidy rather than cure that in a natural way like organic way.

  • Penis Stretcher says:

    Good point covered in the fact that young men too can get erectile dysfunction. although, this has more to do with over exhaustion and over indulgence rather than old age or natural loss of libido!

  • Luigi Abbo says:

    I have highblood pressure and take several medications for it. that seems to cause my ED problems for the last 15 years

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