Mother Nature’s Treats — Natural Ways To Overcome ED

Based on my previous blog, we’ve talked about how sunlight can help you out when it comes to ED. On today’s blog, we’ll be talking about the natural ways to overcome ED with a list of mother nature’s treats, which is food.

Mother Nature’s Most Sexually Potent Foods

Once you get some free Nitric Oxide from the sun, it’s time to step up to the plate, literally; as food, spices, and supplements from Mother Nature are some of your best options to get more of those two secret agents – nitric oxide (NO) and testosterone. 

Nitric Oxide Foods (NO) 

First off, food doesn’t contain nitric oxide, instead, when you eat foods that contain natural nitrates, the bacteria in your tongue converts them into nitritines, and once you swallow the food, bacteria in your gut converts the nitritines into nitric oxide.  

Now let’s kick off this feast with some of the best vegetables and tubers (root vegetables) that boost nitric oxide.  

  • Leafy greens like spinach, arugula, kale, watercress, chervil
  • Roots like beets pack a mean punch with more than 250 milligrams of nitrates per 100 grams (3.5 ounces).
  • Runner up in this category with 100 to 250 milligrams per 100 grams is parsley, cabbage endive, fennel, leek, and celery.

Eat Some RAW –
According to a study by Oregon State University Extension, cooking these items can destroy their ability to increase your nitric oxide production. Unfortunately some of these leafy greens like spinach and kale as well as some roots like beets contain a high amount of anti-nutrients like oxalates.

Beware Of Oxalates – As with all things in life, if you do something to the extreme and disregard balance you will have problems and eating nitrate rich vegetables is no different. Oxalates (or oxalic acid) are naturally occurring compounds found in vegetables.

Oxalates are antinutrients like those lectins we talked about earlier in wheat germ agglutinin which make you inflamed and fat. Again, all plants have these lectins which function to protect against predators like insects, animals, and even humans.  

Similarly, oxalates function to protect the plant and when you eat too many of these plants you can get kidney stones. But don’t be alarmed, just make sure you eat a wide variety of these vegetables and consume spinach and beets in moderation as they contain 10x more oxalates that the majority of these nitric oxide boosting foods. 

Add Nitric Oxide Vegetables To Most Meals!

These veges not only contain loads of nitric oxide but minerals, vitamins, and fiber, which are vital to your overall health and should be incorporated into every meal.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

As one of the superstars of nitric oxide production and accompanying blood flow, omega-3 fatty acids are found mostly in fish and should also be a regular part of your diet. Interestingly, while most people have been brain washed into believing that fat makes you fat, according to Dr. Steven Gundry and Dr. Joseph Mercola, omega-3 fatty acids actually contribute to weight loss and reduce inflammation.

The challenge here is that our modern diet favors omega-6 fatty acids (processed vegetable oils, margarine, and trans fats) over healthy natural alternatives such as raw butter, olive oil, avocados, fish oil, cod liver oil and fatty fish like sardines and salmon. Don’t fall into this trap! To make sure you get enough Omega 3s you’ll need to eat high fat fish like sardines and salmon around 3-5 meals a week. Alternatively, if fish isn’t you’re favorite dish I recommend taking krill oil supplements like Dr. Mercola’s.   

What Kind Of Fish Should I Eat?

When it comes to types of fish, make sure you choose species lower on the food chain, which will lower the amount of mercury intake, a highly toxic metal that deflates your soldier and defeats the whole purpose of this book.  

For the most part, top of the food chain (high mercury containing fish) include fish like swordfish, shark, tuna and halibut. Make sure you shop with this in mind and stick to “wild caught” smaller fish with less mercury.  

As for the land dwelling sources of Omega-3, focus on grass fed meat, raw butter, raw milk and ghee.

Buyer Beware!

Don’t expect a whole lot if any Omega-3s from fish or cows that have been raised on corn and soy. Instead of Omega-3s, you’ll be eating hormone disruptors and reactive lectins that throw your body way out of balance and kill all the work we’ve done so far. So again, stick to “wild caught” fish and “grass fed” meat if at all possible.

What If I’m A Vegan or Vegetarian?

If you’re vegan, vegetarian or just don’t like fish supplements there are other sources of Omega-3 fatty acids that come in vegan form but the most potent are Algal oil and Perilla oil. Some studies have even found that Algal oil derived from algae like kelp and seaweed is comparable to seafood like salmon in regard to its nutritional availability of EPA and DHA.

If you can’t find these two oils a second best choice is walnuts (they don’t look like testicles for no reason) and hemp seeds, which also contain Omega-3 fatty acids in lower proportions.   

All of these can be eaten as snacks (except late at night) or put on salads for a little extra boost of healthy fat and rich flavor.

Just keep in mind, it’s extremely difficult to get enough Omega-3 fatty acids through a plant diet and you’ll more than likely need to take a supplement.  If this is you check out our Power Diet resources page for a recommendation.    

Best Sources Of Omega-3s:

Salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, shrimp, lobster, grass fed meats, butter, ghee, algal oil, perilla oil, walnuts, and hemp seed

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a molecule found in the mitochondria of your cells, which produces energy. Just slightly important if you want to get out of bed in the morning, drive to work or use your brain. Joking aside, CoQ10 is critical for the health of your mitochondria and you’d be like burnt toast without it. 

Unfortunately, as we age our natural production of this key molecule declines and low CoQ10 has been linked to male infertility, low testosterone, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease.

Thankfully, supplementation and food sources with CoQ10 can increase your nitric oxide levels, relax your arteries and increase blood flow to your big guy.  In fact, it’s so important doctors like Dr. Joseph Mercola recommend it as one of the top 3 most important supplements to take daily.   

First, let’s check out some of the most potent CoQ10 foods, which should be incorporated into most of your meals. 

Best Sources Of CoQ10:

Salmon, sardines, grass-fed meat, poultry, animal organs, egg yolks, Brazil nuts, and spinach.

Again, as you age, production of this valuable resource declines so if you’re over 40 I highly recommend you grab a good CoQ10 supplement like Dr. Mercola’s CoQ10 on Amazon


As one of the most researched flavonoids, Quercetin combined with other bioflavonoids like resveratrol, procyanidin, tannins, tea catechins, and genistein can pack a powerful punch and boost your nitric oxide levels.

Multiple studies have also proven that Quercetin improves your cardiovascular health by lowering systolic blood pressure, which is a sure sign of the presence of increased nitric oxide levels. Quercetin has also been found to directly increase nitric oxide output in corpus cavernosum (“body of the penis”).

While you can certainly buy supplements with Quercetin make sure you add some of the following foods to your main meals: 

Best Sources Of Quercetin:

Onions, garlic, chives, kale, red leaf lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, cranberries

B Vitamins

B vitamins like B3 and B6 play a key role in sexual potency and can be found in a wide range of both food and supplements.  Niacin (B3) is one of the 80 nutrients essential for human survival. To put it mildly, niacin plays a critical role in energy production, gene expression, and hormone synthesis – we simply can’t live without it.

And yes… niacin increases nitric oxide synthase and baseline NO levels with an added bonus of elevating your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.  Sounds pretty darn good don’t you think?  

Best Sources Of B Vitamins:

Tuna, sardines, sweet potatoes and avocadoes

As you may have noticed, fish contains many of Mother Nature’s most powerful penile potency elements. Accordingly, they should be on the menu several nights a week.

If for any reason you just can’t muster the magic of fish, try piling on some spicy fat with cayenne and avocado, which will double up on your boner boosting power.  Why?  

Let’s start with a fun fact: “Avocado” is derived from an Aztec word meaning “testicle.” And yes they are good for your testicles or at least those baby soldiers that come out of them. Versatile and nourishing, avocados are loaded with vitamin E, which according to the National Institutes of Health is a key antioxidant that widens blood vessels, potentially lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease and may also reduce sperm DNA damage.

Avocados are also rich in vitamin B-6, which helps keep your nervous system in balance, potassium, which powers up your libido as well as monounsaturated oleic acid, which supports circulation and makes your heart healthy.

But that’s not all! Avocados contain fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, but also contain the fat that helps you absorb them. So remember this one:

An Avocado A Day Keeps ED Away!

We’ll be tackling more stuff on the next one, stay tuned! Can’t wait for the next one? I highly suggest dropping by and checking Man Up– The Ultimate Guide To Natural ED Cures here.

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