Our latest blog explores the benefits of eating particular foods to avoid suffering from erectile problems.

As we’ve touched on in previous blogs, erectile weakness is a complex problem, and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why you may be suffering from it. There are many potential causes of the problem, but the most frequent is undoubtedly blood circulation issues, which often come as the result of lifestyle choices.

At Vigore, we always stress the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle when it comes to preventing erectile weakness. Of course, a key factor of having a healthy lifestyle is making sure you’re eating well. Sadly there is no miracle diet that can stop erectile dysfunction, but eating certain foods rich in beneficial nutrients and antioxidants can certainly be somewhat preventative.


Watermelon is often referred to as a “superfood” when it comes to sexual performance. Studies have found that it can increase sexual desire as it is rich in beneficial ingredients known as phytonutrients. These are antioxidants which are able to relax the blood vessels which help to supply blood to the penis. As far as fruit goes, it’s one of the most beneficial for your sexual enjoyment and is healthy in general too.

dark chocolate

If you’re expecting this blog to list lots of fruit and veg, you might be surprised as we have some great news – scientists recommend eating dark chocolate! The tasty treat includes flavonoids which have been proven in studies to improve blood circulation around the body. Remember though, guys – everything in moderation!



Pistachio nuts also carry some surprising vascular health benefits which have been linked to sexual enjoyment. A recent study in the US found that men who ate pistachio nuts every day enjoyed significant improvement in overall sexual satisfaction and desire. These nuts include the protein arginine, which again helps to relax blood vessels according to some research.


Seafood fan? Then here’s some more good news – oysters and other shellfish have been known to contribute to stronger performance in the bedroom. They have a high level of the mineral zinc, which is an important component in the production of the male hormone testosterone. Low levels of testosterone have been known to contribute to some cases of ED, and raw shellfish contain compounds that stimulate the release of this hormone in men.

You are what you eat, and of course the healthier you can eat the better for your general health and wellbeing. However, please remember a diet alone is not a guaranteed safeguard from erectile dysfunction, and if you’ve already developed vascular problems than unfortunately changing your diet will not solve this. There are many factors which can lead to ED; if you want to know more, please get in touch.

Vigore is a men’s health and wellbeing brand, specialising in erectile dysfunction and offering effective, pain-free treatment powered by Renova linear shockwave therapy. To find out more, get in touch at enquiries@vigore.co.uk or visit our website www.vigore.co.uk.