Premature ejaculation is a health issue that affects virtually thousands of men worldwide, and it can be brought on by a number of reasons. Most often, the causes are a lack of confidence, insufficient physical activity and a diet full of added sugar and processed foods.
However, instead of treating this problem as its source like they should, most people choose to take the shorter path to increased virility and opt out for some sort of medication like Viagra or Cialis. And while these medications are a valid temporary solution and successfully alleviate the symptoms of premature ejaculation, they’re not something that should be used for extended periods of time.
It’s a little-known fact that Viagra was originally used to treat heart problems in older individuals, until someone noticed that it tended to exhibit a side effect that caused stronger and longer lasting erections. So if you don’t gobble down heart medication on a regular basis, you probably shouldn’t do the same with Viagra either.
You might be asking yourself what the alternative is. How can you remedy your PE without resorting to potentially harmful drugs? Fortunately, Mother Nature has you covered this time. There are plenty of food and drink options out there that can improve your sexual virility, give you stronger erections and strengthen your libido, and today I want to talk about just some of them.
1. Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate is basically a superfood filled with all sorts of essential vitamins and minerals that your body requires on a regular basis, but I bet you didn’t know that the juice of a pomegranate can be extremely beneficial to your overall sexual performance.
The reason behind this is rather simple; pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, which do a lot of helpful things within your organism such as fighting free radicals (and therefore reducing the risk of cancer, among other things), but they also improve your overall blood flow. More blood flow leads to stronger erections, and you can probably figure out the rest yourself.
2. Beverages with Caffeine
Caffeine is generally not regarded as being particularly healthy, but I am a firm believer that it can be a great way to boost your libido if taken in moderation. Just like the antioxidants in pomegranate, caffeine is a strong stimulant of blood flow, which is great for your sexual prowess for reasons I’ve already mentioned.
Caffeine can also give you that instant, a slight jolt of energy that could be just what you need to power through your next sex session with your significant other. So remember, take it in moderation – a cup or two a day won’t hurt, won’t cause any nasty caffeine crashes and can indeed be beneficial to your performance in the bedroom!
A lot of people beat on milk these days and even claim that our bodies aren’t able to digest it properly, but this is mainly because lactose intolerance has been on the rise the last couple of years for reasons still unknown to science.
However, various studies have shown that milk is loaded with a lot of useful nutrients, vitamins and even protein that your body needs, and I personally find that drinking a single glass of milk in the morning is a great way to quickly get energized and prepare myself for the day.
The thing is, the more energy you have in general, the better it is for your libido and your sexual performance. Not even a quick romp in the sack is successfully completed on an empty stomach, so a glass of milk before your next session might be just what you need.
4. Aloe Vera
For centuries aloe vera has been well known for its various healing properties, but a lesser known fact is that it can have a very positive influence on your libido and your general sexual virility. A study conducted in California used three hundred people to test the effects of aloe vera on their sexual desire, and returned phenomenal results.
The best way to use this herb for this particular purpose is to simply grab some aloe vera juice, which you can pick up as a dietary supplement either online or almost certainly at your local pharmacy.
5. Hot Chocolate
Chocolate contains a compound known as theobromine which is known to have a bolstering effect on an individual’s libido and enhance their sexual desire. Especially during winter time, a nice big cup of hot chocolate might be just what you need to re-ignite those sparks.
Just remember that packaged hot chocolate contains a lot of additional sugar, and too much sugar can outright kill your libido, so it’s best to make your own and take it in moderation.
As you can see, there’s no need to resort to any fancy medicine if you’re feeling a bit insecure in bed. With just a few alterations to your diet, you can achieve the same effects in the long term, and improve your general vitality at the same time. Stay healthy!
Theresa Brawner is a 28-year-old fitness instructor from Boston, MA, who writes articles for www.diet.st. in her free time. When she isn’t helping new moms get back in shape, you can find her in the kitchen, working on new recipes.