Oatmeal may not sound sexy, but the whole-grain goodness of oatmeal can offer a real boost to your sexual function and as a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction. You’ve probably heard that oatmeal can help lower cholesterol levels, which in turn can improve blood flow and help prevent heart disease. But there are several oatmeal benefits for men’s sexual health as well.
Oatmeal Benefits For Men’s Sexual Health
Oatmeal contains the amino acid arginine, which improves the effect nitric oxide has on reducing stiffness of blood vessels and helping with erections.
In fact, arginine has been suggested for an erectile dysfunction treatment because it helps relax the muscles around the blood vessels in the penis. In an Italian study, 51 men with erectile dysfunction took arginine, niacin, and propionyl-L-carnitine for three months. Forty percent of the men had improved erections, and 77 percent reported at least partial response. For a delicious way to get arginine and improve your sexual health, enjoy a bowl of oatmeal several times a week.
Gianfrilli D et al. Propionyl-L-carnitine, L-arginine and niacin in sexual medicine: a nutraceutical approach for erectile dysfunction. Andrologia 2011 Oct 4