Why coconut is one of the 10 best foods for men’s sexual health
The health benefits of coconut are almost countless. But why is this food particularly good for men’s sexual health?
Coconut is a great energy source. It’s particularly noted for boosting endurance. It’s revered for its ability to aid and strengthen the digestive system. (A high-fiber food, coconut meat is considered a good food for keeping your bowl regular and your digestive system healthy.)
Loaded with carotene, vitamin E and selenium as well as a good source of fiber, coconut meat may combat heart problems, diabetes, high cholesterol. And it contains antioxidants to fight free radicals.
These benefits of coconut are obviously great for both sexes. But of note for men, coconut is a good source of manganese. And manganese is important for men’s sexual health. Among other negative effects, a lack of manganese in your diet will diminish your reproductive system.
There are also some indications that coconut oil specifically has some health benefits for men. Read on to learn more about the potential benefits of coconut oil when it comes to men’s sexual health and sexual performance.
Coconut water benefits for male health
Although there is little scientific research to substantiate the claims, coconut water celebrates a long folkloric history as a libido booster. (Read more on the aphrodisiac history and use of coconut water.)
The use of coconut water to improve men’s sexual performance may not have scientific studies to back it but coconut water contains several minerals important to men’s sexual health, including potassium and magnesium.
And while modern science has yet to prove that coconut water has a link to greater sexual health, there exists one study proving that coconut water has the potential to reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. And anything that can improve the health of the heart, will also increase blood flow to the sex organs, helping to ensure the ability to achieve sexual arousal and orgasm.
There is also some evidence that the potassium in this nutritious drink could lower blood pressure. (But please seek medical advice before using coconut water to treat blood pressure issues.)
Coconut oil benefits for men
The topic of coconut oil and health remains a controversial one. Countless studies have investigated both positive and negative health claims.
For example, in one recent study on the use of coconut oil in cholesterol management, participants reported higher sex drive when taking daily doses of coconut oil. That seems like a pretty positive benefit of coconut oil to us.
Coconut oil and testosterone
In addition, an investigation published in Phytotherapy Research discovered that regular intake of coconut oil can result in improved levels of testosterone.
Could coconut oil hurt libido?
Yet coconut oil has its enemies. And it’s true that too much of this good thing can cause the kind of health problems that could kill libido. But we say that moderate enjoyment of this exotic-flavored oil shows enough potential to enhance the pleasure that we support the practice. Just don’t go overboard!
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Edited by Delahna Flagg: This article was reviewed and additional research provided by Center for Mind-Body Medicine certified practitioner and Eat Something Sexy Nutrition Director Delahna Flagg.
Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only and not to replace medical care. It is important to consult your physician before making dietary changes. More information
This article was written in 2015 and most recently updated in June 2021.
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