Impotency Treatment – Studies Show Watermelon Treats Erectile Dysfunction

More studies are surfacing on the health benefits of watermelon, especially the benefits watermelon can have on impotency.  ”While watermelon has traditionally been seen as a natural vasodilator and libido enhancer, the new study reaffirms its potential as a potency fruit [for erectile dysfunction],” reports 121doc.  This one study in particular even went so far as to compare the impact of eating watermelon to taking Viagra.

Watermelon can be a powerful natural remedy for impotency because it contains an abundance phyto-nutrients, which are essential for the overall well-being and health of the human body.  In watermelons, these include lycopene, beta carotene, among many other. What has recently been discovered is the benefits of one phyto-nutrient for erectile dysfunction in particular – citrulline.

Citrulline is known to dilate blood vessels, which can increase the flow of blood to the penis. Citrulline has the potential to improve cardiovascular health as well and boost immunity by converting itself to arginine. Arginine is an amino acid that can help resolve problems with penile blood flow, which is the common cause of impotency and erectile dysfunction.

“The citrulline-arginine relationship helps heart health, the immune system and may prove to be very helpful for those who suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Bhimu Patil. “Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it.”

These studies have also shown that deep red varieties of watermelon have displaced the tomato as the lycopene fruit. Almost 92 percent of watermelon is water, but the remaining 8 percent is loaded with lycopene, an anti-oxidant that protects the human heart, prostate and skin health. Lycopene, however, is fat-soluble, meaning that it needs certain fats in the blood for better absorption by the body. Try to eat watermelon with other oily vegetables, like avocado or spinach, in order to absorb as much lycopene possible.


Impotency And Diet

Impotency is a blood vessel issue, and diet has a lot to do with your blood vessels.  Eating a healthy, well balanced diet is vital to blood flow and can improve erectile dysfunction.  Below are a few tips and suggestions for maintaining a diet that can help with impotency.

The Best Diet For Impotency

Foods to Increase

  • Fresh Fruit – Not only are fruits healthy and free of any added junk, fruits are also known to increase libido. The best fruits to eat (and drink) in order to increase libido and sex drive include:
    • Pomegranate - pomegranate helps the body to produce (NO) or nitric oxide, which helps to open up blood vessels and increase blood flow, and consequently the libido.
    • Figs – figs contain high levels of amino acids. Amino acids play a vital role in normal sexual function and will help increase levels of nitric oxide in the body.
    • Avocados - Avocados contains high levels of folic acid to help metabolize proteins giving you an energy boost. Avocados also contain vitamin B6 which help fight stress and give you the energy to keep going and also help with the production of testosterone.
    • Bananas - boost your libido with the bromelain enzyme it contains. It has one of the highest levels of potassium to help regulate energy levels as well as B vitamins.
    • Dates - amino acids for sexual stamina as well as a good dose of fruity sugars which make them sweet and an amazing pickup.
  • Nuts – All types of nuts are good for erectile dysfunction, but here are a few in particular:
    • Pistachio nuts – pistachios are a very good source of the nonessential amino acid arginine, which seems to maintain flexible arteries and improve blood flow by enhancing the ability of nitric oxide to relax blood vessels.
  • Grains and vegetables
  • Special rejuvenative foods – whey, sour milk- particularly goat’s mailk, millet , garlic , honey, cold-pressed vegetable oils, and brewer’s yeast
Foods to Avoid
  • Caffeine – Coffee, tea, soda, restricts blood vessels
  • Fried Food
  • Animal Fats
  • Avoid processed, canned, denatured, and refined foods (e.g. white sugar and white flour).  This includes foods that are made with these ingredients as well.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol intake
  • Lower intake of animal products.  A vegetarian diet has been shown to improve impotence.