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Foods to Cure Premature Ejaculation

Foods to Cure Premature Ejaculation
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Premature ejaculation is a common problem for many men. Roughly 30 to 50 percent of the male population suffers from this sexual disorder. However, there is good news. Certain foods may help to decease the incidence of premature ejaculation (PE).

There are a number of supplements you can take to treat premature ejaculation or PE. Zinc supplements in particular are very beneficial. Zinc supplements are rich in zinc. Because this nutrient aids in cell growth, it has the potential to help the body produce testosterone. In some cases, this may help with premature ejaculation. Zinc is a natural treatment for men with low testosterone or low T

But in addition to zinc supplements, certain foods may help to decease the incidence of premature ejaculation. However, consuming too many nutrients, such as zinc, comes with consequences. According to experts, consuming too much zinc can cause a number of problems, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Modifying your diet may be necessary to treat premature ejaculation. 

It may also help to consume foods that are high in protein and fiber. These are great for helping to reduce the incidence of PE. These are great for treating PE. When combined, foods high in zinc and fiber provide a number of benefits. Zinc helps the body manufacture critical sex hormones, such as prolactin and testosterone. Some studies have even suggested that not consuming enough zinc can lead to erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems.  

Additionally, studies have found that both protein and fiber help men gain more ejaculatory control. Avocados are also an excellent food for men who struggle with premature ejaculation.

When it comes to food, you should look for foods that are rich in magnesium. Having low levels of magnesium can lead to premature ejaculation. Zinc is present in many foods, so it is not difficult to find foods that help treat this condition. Many iron-rich foods contain large amounts of zinc. Experts recommend eating shellfish, as it contains a lot of zinc. Cooked oysters are especially good for helping to cure premature ejaculation. 

Additionally, toasted wheat germ is an excellent source of zinc. According to WebMD, toasted wheat germ can be baked into foods. You can add it into muffin mixes, pancakes, and casseroles. Wheat has been used in recipes all over the world for millennia. In fact, it is believed that wheat germ has been farmed in both Asia and Europe for 9,000 years. Grains are part of a healthy diet and are consumed by most people in one capacity or another. 

Another food you can eat that may help to decease the incidence of premature ejaculation is lean meat. Cooked veal liver and cooked lean beef are both lean meats that may help address PE. However, you should make sure you are eating meats that are low in calories. You should also avoid eating large quantities of meat. Meat contains a lot of fat, which is why experts recommend eating lean cuts of meat. Three ounces of braised beef contains over seven milligrams of zinc. 

Lean ground beef that has been cooked contains a whopping 5.4 milligrams of zinc. Sesame seeds, squash seeds, and toasted pumpkin are also rich in zinc and may provide the nutrition you need to help address premature ejaculation. Pumpkin seeds are especially beneficial, as a single serving of pumpkin seeds contains 6.6 milligrams of zinc. 

While it may seem convenient to just eat pumpkin seeds, experts recommend that you eat the stringy insides of the pumpkin. The reason for this is that packaged pumpkin seeds contain large amounts of salt, which can lead to conditions like high blood pressure.

 People are generally drawn to pumpkin seeds, because they are inexpensive and readily available. If you eat pumpkin seeds directly out of the pumpkin, you are consuming far less sodium than you would if you were eating packaged seeds. Plus, they contain more minerals that your body needs to function properly. These minerals make the pumpkin seeds nutritional and beneficial to the body.  Zinc is a natural antioxidant, so the more you can consume, the better.    

Fortified cereals are another great food for men who suffer from premature ejaculation. Cereals, such as Multi Grain Cheerios, Total, and Frosted Mini Wheats are excellent sources of zinc. However, certain brands are superior to others. Ralston Enriched Bran Flakes and Kellogg’s cereals contain the highest levels of zinc, when compared to similar brands.   

However, you should be selective when choosing a fortified cereal. Choose fortified cereals that are low in sugar. Consuming high amounts of sugar can lead to weight gain, which in itself could cause you to develop premature ejaculation. Those with a waist circumference surpassing 40 inches are at the highest risk of developing PE. The whole point of consuming foods that are high in zinc is to slow down ejaculation time. Eating excess sugar can negate these efforts and may actually cause harm.

Over half of all men with premature ejaculation meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can result from a number of “factors,” including high blood sugar, high blood pressure, low good cholesterol levels, and high triglycerides. Studies have found that men with metabolic syndrome typically ejaculate much more quickly than men without the condition.    

Beans may also great for helping to reduce the incidence of premature ejaculation. According to PubMed, men with premature ejaculation issues are more likely to suffer from “frequent” sexual issues. These issues may be caused by interpersonal issues and high levels of anxiety. In fact, studies have found that there is a definite link between stress and secondary premature ejaculation. Zinc is also known to increase the amount of time between the start of intercourse and ejaculation.   

Beans are another great food for men with PE. Lima beans, soy beans, and green beans are great options for men with PE symptoms. Beans are especially good, because they contain very high levels of zinc and fiber. Magnesium plays a crucial role as well. According to experts, low levels of magnesium can facilitate premature ejaculation. Magnesium may increase the incidence of muscle contractions experienced in orgasms.

Nuts may also great for helping to reduce the incidence of premature ejaculation. Cashews in particular are especially beneficial. Walnuts are also good. Walnuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, all of which aid in treating premature ejaculation. There are many foods that can help men last longer in bed. Incorporating these foods into your diet may help you conquer this condition.  

It is best to eat a healthy diet if you are looking to cure this condition. Experts at say that eating unhealthy foods increases the chances of releasing semen prematurely. Zinc in itself boosts libido and energy levels, increases sperm motility, and increases the volume of sperm. When these factors are present, it may be easier to conceive, especially if fertility is a concern.

Some fruits are superior to others, when it comes to curing premature ejaculation. Avocados are a great option, because they are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. 

Watermelons are another great food for men with premature ejaculation. They are great for sexual function and are helpful for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Plus, their high levels of nitric oxide help promote healthy sexual functioning. The components in watermelons can help produce positive results for men with premature ejaculation.

Bananas, which are high in potassium, may help reduce the incidence of premature ejaculation. They are also great for helping to control high blood pressure. Bananas also affect blood flow, which may explain why it can help to reduce the incidence of PE. Not surprisingly, garlic may also help treat the incidence of PE. Garlic can have a positive impact on men’s sexual health.

Carrots may also help reduce the incidence of premature ejaculation. Carrots contain folic acid, beta-carotene, and Vitamin A. Research studies have found that low levels of beta-carotene can contribute to the development of low testosterone. Testosterone is essential to proper male sexual functioning. Carrots are also a great healthy snack, if you are looking to improve your overall health and improve sexual capabilities.

Green vegetables may also help to reduce the incidence of PE.  Spinach, asparagus, and green onions can help address PE in many men. Dark chocolate may also be especially good for helping to reduce the incidence of PE. Dark chocolate contains many good properties that promote good health and potentially sexual function. Dark chocolate is believed to have many sexual health benefits, including increasing your sex drive. It is also a natural aphrodisiac food, which means that it increases serotonin levels in the brain.

Experts assert that dark chocolate helps men maintain an erection, thus facilitating a positive sexual experience. Dark chocolate is essentially a stimulant that improves your sexual function. It is also filled with caffeine, which gives you extra energy to have a positive sexual experience. Chocolate is also a natural antioxidant, which improves overall health. If you find that you are lethargic, you may want to consider loading up on dark chocolate.

Eggs, which are high in protein, may also help address premature ejaculation. Other great food options include mushrooms and dairy products. Dairy products are also high in zinc, so enjoy a glass of milk or a slice of cheese.



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