Spinach was Popeye’s secret weapon, and it can be yours, too, if you want to help enhance sexual health and avoid erectile dysfunction disorder. You might not immediately think of eating spinach for men’s sexual health, but these leafy greens may help boost things in the bedroom.
How to Eat Spinach for Men’s Sexual Health
Plan on adding boiled spinach to your menu several times a week to take advantage of this leafy green’s high level of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels and thus improve blood flow to the penis.
Spinach is also an excellent source of folate, which works with vitamin B6 (also found in high levels in spinach) and B12 to bring down levels of the blood vessel damaging substance called homocysteine. Why boiled spinach? Although fresh, raw spinach is great to enjoy occasionally, spinach contains oxalates and specifically oxalic acid, which can hinder calcium absorption and also cause the formation of crystals in the body, which can lead to health problems. Therefore, boiling spinach for one minute releases the acids into the water and the air, thus reducing the oxalic acid content by up to 50%.