I have a question I hope you can answer for me….
Do blueberries help with erections?
A couple of my buddies have been telling me that eating blueberries can help fix my erectile dysfunction.
They’re kind of hippie types, so I’m not sure how much of their Granola Wisdom to take seriously.
What do you think?
Hey LG, Jason Brick here,
If it’s all right with you, I’m going to answer your question in two ways…
Because of how blueberries interact with ED, and a larger, more important question your hippie friends might have been referring to.
We’ll start with the second one.
First, is there a magic pill out there that can instantly cure ED?
No….there’s no natural remedy or high-tech, big-pharma “wonder drug” that will instantly cure erectile dysfunction.
That’s not how ED works, not how wellness works and not how effective treatment works.
Blueberries are not an exception to this rule, but…
Both modern science and traditional health practitioners recognize that some food molecules counteract some of the things that can cause ED.
In the case of blueberries, we’re looking at anthycyanins….
If you’re already hip to the superfoods movement, you’ve heard of flavonoids. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid found in blue and purple foods, including blueberries.
They’re responsible for the tart, astringent taste in most foods that contain them, along with their very distinctive colors.
They also come with a whole banquet of health benefits, one of which can help improve erections (source).
There’s a reason blueberries and other foods containing anthocyanins are on the “superfoods” list.
An incomplete list of the health benefits from the antrocyanins in blueberries includes enhanced vision, improved cardiovascular health, inhibition of tumor formation and reduced blood pressure.
Anthocyanins are very powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that address ED specifically by increasing your body’s output of Nitric Oxide.
This helps with blood pressure by dilating your blood vessels and allowing blood to flow in more more freely.
That same mechanism improves blood flow to your penis. Erections rely on blood flow, so if vascular issues are the cause for your performance issues, blueberries can fix you right up.
A study at Firat University in Turkey also linked drinking Pomegranate Juice – another rich source of anthocyanins – to increased sperm count and overall sperm health.
They haven’t looked at the mechanisms behind the change yet, but the results were statistically significant and impossible to ignore.
What other foods contain anthocyanins aside from blueberries?
Like I said before, anthocyanins give foods a tell-tale coloring, so anything that naturally shows up in the blue, red or purple range is a good bet.
Some examples include:
Also, check this out…most of these foods are seasonal, but freezing doesn’t alter the anthocyanin content one bit.
So you can buy in bulk this summer, and freeze ‘em in zipper bags to use in smoothies and to throw on your breakfast cereal all winter long.
The good news is, yes indeed, blueberries can help your ED symptoms in at least two ways… and they can improve your overall health as well.
The better news is you can get the same benefits from a whole bunch of other fruits and veggies.
So tell your hippie buddies “thanks” and buy them a flat of berries the next time you hit up a farmer’s market.
Do blueberries help with erections-Sources: