Food rich in flavonoids can cure erectile dysfunctions, according to a new research done by the Harvard University and the University of East Anglia. The findings of their study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and show that the risk of erectile dysfunction is decreased considerably if the men eat food that contains flavonoids in large quantities. The men under 70 benefit the most from this natural cure.
There are many types of flavonoids, but the researchers discovered that the best for curing erectile dysfunctions were the flavones, the flavanones and the Anthocyanins. Flavones can be found in citrus fruits and Anthocyanins are usually found in blackcurrants, radishes, cherries, blackberries and blueberries.
The study also discovered that if men eat a lot of fruits their chances of erectile dysfunctions are decreased with 14%. Other studies have shown that the erectile functions ca be improved with the help of exercise. Researchers discovered that the combination of exercising and eating food that are high in flavonoid can reduce the erectile dysfunction risk with 21%.
According to the lead researcher of the study, Professor Aedin Cassidy from the University of East Anglia, the benefits of rich in flavonoids food for cardiovascular disease and diabetes have been known for a long time, but this is the first time that their benefits were linked with better erectile functions as well. Half of the middle aged men worldwide have problems with their erectile functions and most of the older men.
Other flavonoids can be found in vegetables, teas, herbs and wine. When men ate a few portions of food high in either flavanones, flavones or anthocyanins, the risk of erectile dysfunctions decreased with 10%. The foods that are high in flavonoids and are eaten the most in the United States are blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, citrus fruits and red wine.
The study was a large one, including 50,000 middle aged men. The data collected went back as far as 1986 and data was collected every four years. They were mainly asked about the consistency of their diets and their ability to have and maintain an erection. The men who participated in the study were healthy and factors like physical activity, smoking habits, caffeine intake and body weight were also taken into consideration. One third of the men were having issues with their erectile functions, but those whose diet consisted of food rich in flavonoids had less erectile dysfunctions than the others.
Food rich in flavonoids can cure erectile dysfunctions, but it works best if it is combined with exercising regularly. According to the study, the men with the lowest erectile dysfunction issues were the ones who exercised and ate food high in flavonoids.
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