Erectile dysfunction, though, by and large, a condition that affects men as they get older, is something men of all ages have to deal with. In fact, five percent of men who are 40 years-old have complete ED. Depending on the severity and the consistency of erectile dysfunction, people seek everything from herbal remedies, to pharmaceuticals.

There are, however, certain dietary changes you can make to help improve and cure your ED. Below are some foods to incorporate into your diet to help combat and improve your erectile dysfunction.


Men who drink a couple of cups of coffee per day are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than men who do not. This is because coffee is a stimulant and it works to increase blood flow throughout the body, including to the penis. Caffeine is, however, a drug, and drinking too much coffee is not advisable. You can also substitute green tea, or other caffeinated teas if you are not a coffee drinker.

A plant-heavy diet

This is not to say that you need to become a vegan in order to enjoy the erection-strengthening and prolonging effects of a plant-based diet. However, there is evidence that shows that diets rich in fruits and vegetables improve the ability to achieve erection.


The medicinal and health-boosting properties of ginger are well studied and recorded. People all over the world incorporate ginger into their diet, and certain cuisines cook extensively with it. Ginger has also been observed boosting sperm viability and testosterone. If you are worried about working ginger into your diet because it is too strong, you don’t really need that much. A teaspoon of ginger a couple of times per week is enough to get the erection-boosting benefits of the root.

Pomegranate seeds

These might be the easiest to work into your diet because they are just so delicious. Pomegranates are a widely recognized ‘super fruit’ and contain high levels of antioxidants, which work to improve blood flow. Erectile dysfunction is, at the end of the day, a matter of blood flow, so foods which help to improve that physiological process should be high on your list.


Oatmeal should be eaten for a wide variety of reasons (it is high in calories, it’s filling, it sticks to your ribs when it’s cold), but perhaps the most overlooked of those is that it is good for ED. Oatmeal is high in l-arginine, an amino acid that is frequently prescribed by naturopaths to help treat erectile dysfunction. 

The arteries surrounding the genitals are more narrow than coronary vessels, making them more prone to clots. If you eat foods that lower your cholesterol, you should see direct results in the strength and duration of your erections. 

In most cases, changing your diet alone might not help that much. Therefore, it is always recommended to accompany the change of diet with another treatment option such as gainswave therapy.

Erectile dysfunction hits the confidence and the psyches of many men hard, and can result in lower quality of life and unnecessary anguish. Before you go straight for the pharmaceuticals (which certainly have their place), consider making some dietary changes. Changing your eating habits by Incorporating the above foods into your meal regimen might just cure your erectile dysfunction.