Improving Erectile Dysfunction with a Low Fat Diet
There are basically two reasons to eat a
Low Fat (or Ornish) Diet: 1) your penis
and 2) your penis. You can probably guess the third reason as well.
The reason I say this is that a typical High Fat Diet/Low Carb Diet has negative short term AND long
term effects on your blood flow. First, let's talk about the short term
reasons. Researchers compared for six weeks
Low Carb (or High Fat) Diet
versus a Low Fat (or Ornish) Diet.
The study clearly showed less Nitric Oxide and decreased blood
flow for the
Low Carb (or High Fat) Diet. 
The lead researcher of this
study warned that "the reduced production from the endothelium of
a specific chemical, puts the vessel at higher risk of abnormal thickening,
greater clotting potential, and cholesterol deposition, all part of the
atherosclerosis process". That's a scienfically polite way of saying
that a Atkins Diet will clog your arteries, slow blood flow and make your arteries less
elastic, i.e. temporarily hardened. This, of course, is the antithesis of
what you need for a good sex life. (Read my
Why Satured Fat Can Be Bad for Men link for even
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Now this is very bad: you want lots of Nitric Oxide and lots of blood flow
between your legs if you know what I mean! The typical
Low Carb (or High Fat) Diet will not do
this for you. He also warned that the
Low Carb (or High Fat) Diet had much
less folic acid, which could easily lead to increased homocyteine levels.
(Homocysteine is a leading risk factor for heart disease.)
Besides these short term blood flow and nitric oxide issues are long term issues
that will definitely effect your sex life. First of all, cholesterol levels are directly and almost linearly associated with Erectile
Dysfunction. And guess what study after study has shown raises
cholesterol? You got it - saturated fat. And saturated fat is normally the
fat associated with most High Fat Diets.
And here is my point: cholesterol levels are directly and almost linearly associated with Erectile
Dysfunction. For example, researchers found that for about every
35-40 points of increase in total cholesterol, there was a 0.38 times increase
in erectile dysfunction risk!  That makes sense, because many
studies have reavealed that men with cholesterol at or
below 150 have virtually no heart disease. That this should translate to
better erectile function was shown in a study where researchers studied a group
of men with erectile dysfunction whose only risk factor was high cholesterol.
These men were given a statin drug and erectile function improved significantly.
Furthermore, one study showed that exercise coupled with a low fat diet led
to great improved blood flow and that that will do nothing but improve your
What this means is that long term, the Low Fat Diet is the clear winner over the
High Fat/Low Carb Diet as far as erectile strength and cardiovascular disease. Probably the most famous of all the Low Fat Diets is
the Ornish Diet. Dr. Dean Ornish
popularized a low fat, mostly vegan diet (coupled with stress management) that significantly
reduced total cholesterol, LDL and blood pressure and, most notably, actually decreased arteriosclerosis . The participants were allowed
some animal products, egg whites and
low fat dairy, but for the most part they ate beans, legumes, whole wheat grains
on top of vegetables and fruit. Absolutely forbidden was anything with
significant amounts of fat, including fish and nuts.
Many of you will find drastic improvements in your erectile dysfunction if
you'll just adopt a
Low Fat Diet.
For more information, read my links on the
The Many Benefits of a Low Fat Diet and
Diet Smackdown (Part II).
Some of you will get almost immediate relief by simply breaking the High Protein
and High Saturated Fat habit.
High Protein and High Saturated Fat usually go hand in hand due to meat and dairy
consumption. High Protein diets have now been implicated as well, decreasing blood flow
in a recent study.Furthermore, the authors pointed out that "fibrinogen, Lp (a), and C-RP
increased by an average of 14%, 106%, and 61% respectively".  This is a one
way ticket to heart and penis problems - avoid it like the plague. Also,
remember that saturated fat raises your cholesterol and
hardens your arteries temporarily. I know that high saturated
fat diets are the rage right now, but for most guys, this is nuthin' but trouble
for their sex life. We know many guys who after a week on a plant-based diet
cured their erection problems. If you just gotta have fat, use olive oil or have
a few almonds and walnuts.
NOTE: Don't believe the bad press that is floating around the web: read about How Incredibly
Healthy Grains Are for you.
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