This Doctor Is Sharing All The Foods That May Be Good And Bad For Erections, So Take Notes If You Wish
I now see microwave popcorn differently.
In the viral video above, Dr. Joshua Gonzalez says that soy, white bread, excessive alcohol, canned soup, farm-raised salmon, microwave popcorn, dairy, cured meats, and mint may all be bad for erections.
In this video, Dr. Gonzalez says that oysters, dark chocolate, avocados, watermelon, oats, chili peppers, pink grapefruit, and coffee are all great foods for erections.
All this food and penis talk had us intrigued, so BuzzFeed sat down with Dr. Joshua Gonzalez, who is a board-certified urologist trained in sexual medicine, and he further explained everything we need to know about this topic!
"Before we begin, I would like to say that all of the stuff featured in the video is based on a handful of very small trials, so I am making broad suggestions based on the little data that is available," explained Gonzalez.
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When it comes to your diet and erections, Gonzalez said that eating a diet and living a lifestyle that is heart-healthy is going to be best for penile erections, and that is largely because the penis is a vascular organ (meaning it requires a continuous circulation of blood to function).
"In order to achieve and maintain an erection, you have to have — among other things — normal blood flow. If you're doing things that are bad for hormone production and bad for blood flow, then you're going to have trouble with your erections," he said. "And the stuff in the 'good' and 'bad' categories in my videos have to do with the effects of those particular foods or substances on hormones — specifically testosterone — or on blood flow."