Gravy, mashed potatoes, ‘fixins’, pork, bread, liquor, wine, candy, desserts all seem to end up in front of us during the next two months. Holiday eating season is here. And while it all tastes good, can it make things go bad in the bedroom?.
Dr. Michael Trombley, Medical Director of the Physicians ED Centers says “What they eat in that healthy diet may further pushback the possibility of erectile dysfunction effecting a man’s intimacy.” And that men should “Eat foods high in Arginine because it is a semi-essential amino acid that creates nitric oxide, which widen and relaxes arteries and blood vessels, improving blood flow which is so important in eliminating ED.”
Now, you might not have a problem getting it “Up” at the moment, but why not try and fend off the issue all-together. Bottom line, it’s better to tackle it head on sort of speak while you’re still young than end up with a bathroom closet full of little white bottles.
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Turkey – Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to get a good helping of Turkey. You’ll find the highest amount of arginine in turkey breast. One cooked breast has an exact 16 grams to get on the right track. Just remember to stay away from the skin as much as possible.
Pork – Pork loin is one of the best cuts (and one of the most expensive) but can be used in a tone of different recipes. It’s another high-protein food, and comes in a close second with an arginine content of 14 grams per rib. It’s also one of the leanest cuts of pork, so it’s lower in fat.
Chicken – It’s not just for protein. Chicken is also the third-best source of arginine. One chicken breast has 70 percent of your daily recommendation for protein and almost 9 grams of arginine. The best and healthiest way to enjoy it is to bake it, but we won’t fault you if you prefer it fried.
Pumpkin Seeds – These little things are usually what you see all over a MLB dugout along with a host of other snacks. One cup of pumpkin seeds has almost 7 grams. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of the minerals iron and zinc.
Chickpeas – Don’t get us wrong, but chickpeas aren’t the first thing you think of when it comes to food-related essentials. That said, Hummus can keep you humming in your sex life. One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 1.3 grams of arginine. Choose something low-fat, low-sodium to enjoy your hummus.
Spirulina – A type of blue-green algae that grows in the sea. It’s often bought as a powder and used to add extra nutrients to smoothies. One cup of spirulina has 4.6 grams of arginine along with high amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, and niacin.
Lentils – Lentil soup anyone? It’s not surprising that you’ll find arginine in lentils as well: about 1.3 grams per cup. One cup of lentils also contains 63 percent of your daily dietary fiber requirement.