Why garlic is one of the 10 best foods for men’s sexual health
Garlic is widely recognized as a health food. A relative of onion, garlic is a source of a surprising number of vitamins and minerals. It contains magnesium, selenium and vitamin C. And all of these nutrients are considered essential to sexual health. This is great news for both men and women but there are some specific garlic benefits for men.
Some of the best known benefits of garlic for men
You may have already heard that garlic is believed to fight the common cold. But did you know that it may fight brain disease and help you live longer? Although these are the most commonly promoted abilities of garlic, this isn’t all garlic can do for your health. Garlic has benefits specific to men’s sexual health.
Is garlic a sexual enhancer?
A study by the University of Alabama proved that allicin, a powerful compound produced in garlic, boosts blood flow. And according to one informal study, that boost in blood flow has serious benefits for men.
Best garlic benefits for men
Although there is a lack of formal research to prove the effectiveness and evaluate dosing, it appears that the allicin in garlic has the potential not only decrease risk of heart attacks but aid in the ability to maintain erections. This is the primary reason garlic is considered a libido booster. But you may need to seriously increase your fresh garlic intake if you want to use garlic as a sexual enhancer.
Garlic and honey for men
According to the Doctor’s Directory of India, eating 3-4 cloves of raw garlic daily, eaten on an empty stomach for three or four months, will work to improve ability to maintain erections. And those who can’t stomach raw garlic should mix it with a teaspoon of honey for this daily treatment. Fresh garlic is considered most effective and if honey doesn’t diminish the biting flavor, the garlic can be mixed with milk
I cannot find any peer reviewed studies to support the notion that this garlic regimen will work. But for most otherwise healthy men, there is little risk in trying this garlic diet. And there may be an unexpected benefit of garlic to manhood.
Does garlic make men more sexy?
According to a 2016 study, women are more attracted to the body odor of men who eat large quantities of garlic than men who don’t eat garlic. The study did not determined what it is about eating garlic that made the mens’ scent more appealing. But it is suspected that the known health benefits of garlic may simply send a subtle signal of good health.
More nutritional benefits of garlic
We love the aromatic allium not just because garlic is a libido booster. It is also believed to be antiviral and antibacterial. In addition, garlic can, to some extent, fight free radicals and is considered beneficial in combating high cholesterol and high blood pressure, both of which don’t just benefit men’s sexual health but overall health.
Garlic’s only drawback is, of course, its effects on breath. Parsley, mint and anise help diminish the distinctive aroma. But the best fix is to share your garlicky dish with your lover and indulge in multiple passions together.
Are there garlic pills benefits?
There is an alternative for getting a nutritional boost from garlic without the pungent aroma. Garlic supplement benefits is a controversial topic in the science community.
Although there are studies proving that garlic capsules can help reduce cold symptoms and even reduce blood pressure, there are an equal number of studies showing that garlic tablets cannot compete with the benefits of fresh garlic. I also can’t find any studies claiming advantages of garlic pills in improving sexual performance.
So if you’re thinking about taking garlic tablets for sexual health, I recommend you have a conversation with a medical professional about the impact. And as far as I’m concerned, garlic is an ingredient best enjoyed fresh.
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This article was written in 2015 and most recently updated in April, 2021.
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