Excellent penis health should be the goal of all men, especially those who wish to maintain a vital sex life. There are many components connected to good penis health, and some – such as dietary factors – may not always seem so obvious. Yet the food and drink a man consumes can have a significant impact on the health and performance of his favorite organ. With that in mind, a man may want to look into adding pomegranates to his diet.
A sexual history
For centuries, pomegranates have had a reputation as a “sexy” fruit. In Greek mythology, Persephone is kidnapped by Hades to be his bride. Because she eats pomegranate seeds while in the underworld, she is forced to live with him during part of the year. The use of the pomegranate is significant, as it is a fleshy, bloody fruit that practically screams “sex.” And the significance of the manly seeds Persephone consumes is obvious.
Pomegranates were also strongly associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, but their association with carnality dates back even further. Many scholars believe that the original “forbidden fruit” in the Garden of Eden was supposed to be a pomegranate rather than an apple. And in Chinese history, this hard fruit is associated with fertility.
There are many health benefits associated with pomegranates, as well as its seeds and juice. For one thing, it’s low in calories, so one can consume a fair amount of it without worrying about weight gain.
But there’s more to the pomegranate than that. It’s a fruit that is very rich in antioxidants, especially those in the polyphenol class – things like tannin, ellagic acid and anthocyanin. Why are antioxidants important? Antioxidants attack those notorious free radicals, waste products that if allowed to proliferate can cause significant cellular damage.
In addition, this fruit is an excellent source of both potassium and vitamin C, both of which are required for overall bodily health. And several studies have linked pomegranate consumption to a lowered risk of developing dementia and some cancers (although more studies are needed to further back up these initial results.)
So pomegranates are a fine way to improve general health – but what can they do a for a guy’s penis specifically? Why incorporate more pomegranates into a penis health program?
Well, for several reasons:
– It helps with the sex drive. Pomegranates have long been held to be aphrodisiacs (hence Aphrodite’s interest in them). A Scottish study has found that it can create a surge in testosterone availability, which translates to a more active libido.
– There may be erectile benefits. A study from the University of California reported that 47% of participants in a pomegranate trial experienced a marked increase in their sexual function. This is largely attributed to the fruit’s richness in antioxidants, which helps to improve blood flow to the penis. In addition, pomegranates help to control blood pressure, which can also improve erectile performance.
– Sperm quality may be impacted. A Turkish study found that the overall sperm quality was higher in men who drank pomegranate juice.
Men interested in increasing their pomegranate intake should consult a doctor or nutritionist to determine the appropriate amount they should consume.
While pomegranates can be an aid in maintaining penis health, men shouldn’t stop with altering their diet. They need to also incorporate a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) into their daily penis care routine. A good crème can supplement many of the health benefits provided by pomegranates. For example, the best cremes contain a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, that can provide additive protection against oxidative stress and cellular damage directly to the penis. In addition, the proper crème can also aid in keeping those all-important penile blood vessels open and flowing; a crème with the amino acid L-arginine is ideal for that particular benefit. And any respectable penis crème should include vitamin C, to aid in collagen production and penile firmness.