We have often eaten with our hearts and stomachs in mind, but how often do we consider how foods affect extremely specific body parts? I am talking, of course, about the health of your penis and that includes everything from testosterone to your sperm count, so with that here are four different foods you can eat to keep your penis healthy in the new year.
Spinach worked for Popeye, and now it will work for you. Spinach is a source of folate, a known blood flow booster. Cooked spinach actually contains 66% of your daily folic acid requirements per cup, making it one of the most folate rich foods around. Additionally, spinach contains a fair amount of magnesium, which also helps improve and stimulate blood flow and has been shown to boost testosterone levels.
Apples have some great all-around health benefits, but the main benefits that is surprisingly well known is its help for penis health. Apple peels, in particular, contain the active compound has been shown in cell studies to stop the growth of prostate cancer cells by “starving” the cells.
The Aztecs were on to something when they named the avocado tree the “testicle tree.” An excellent source of healthy fats, potassium, and vitamins, avocados are great for getting you in the mood. The toast topper favourite has vitamin E and zinc, both of which have positive effects on male sex drive and fertility. Zinc has been suggested to increase levels of free testosterone in the body, while vitamin E may improve sperm quality.
Looking to improve your sperm count? Science says to eat more carrots. This fertility superfood may improve both sperm count and motility. Research suggests this is due to the chemical carotenoids found in carrots, which is also responsible for giving the vegetable its orange colour.