Our bodies are constantly evolving. We went from little rugrats crawling around on the ground to teenagers making horrible decisions. Then we become full-grown adults with sex drives that could make bunnies blush.

As fast as everything ramped up in your life, as you get older it will all start to slow down. In their 40’s men, lose 1% of their testosterone each year. Your libido starts to shrink. Your ability to hold an erection decreases. Your confidence hits at an all-time low. You would do anything to get back that libido of your youth.

That anything may just be changing up your diet.

Is There a Thing As Too Much Protein?

A lifetime of meat-heavy plates, refined sugars, and processed foods has increased the amount of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in our bodies. With high levels of these compounds floating through our systems, they stick to the sides of the veins they’re traveling through. This leads to the thickening of artery walls. Due to clogs in the veins, blood is no longer free to flow about the body. That includes the penis.

We get plenty of macronutrients such as fiber and carbs through our meats and breads. In fact, we get too much of these nutrients. Many macronutrients contain higher levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Not to mention, they don’t contain fiber so nothing helps flush out these negative chemicals.

What we really need is more micronutrients.

Micronutrients are the key to alleviating symptoms of erectile dysfunction. It is necessary to consume foods filled with antioxidants. These powerful healing sources are able to break down oxidative stress within the veins that is caused by poor food choices.

One of the best ways to make sure you are getting enough macronutrients is to eat foods that contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals. One of the healthiest foods with a wide range of micronutrients essential for boosting your erection and testosterone is quinoa.

Quinoa- The Complete Protein

Although used like rice as a grain, quinoa is actually a seed. The seed comes from Chenopodium quinoa, an annual plant member of the amaranth family. Its closest relatives would be spinach and beetroot.

Quinoa can be used as a side dish much like rice. However, it can also be used in sushi, as the main ingredient and co-binding agent in homemade veggie burgers, a nutty grain in your soup, or made into fruit bars.

However you decide to eat quinoa, just do more of it. Quinoa can help you boost your erections because it contains a multitude of testosterone-boosting micronutrients. Not to mention, it also contains fiber, which helps flush out the LDL cholesterol and triglycerides that are clogging up our erections.

Here are some of the testosterone-boosting benefits of eating more quinoa:

  1. Zinc

This immune-boosting mineral is essential to the production of testosterone.

Zinc is one of the minerals your body needs in order to produce testosterone. A study was conducted where athletes would take 3 mg/kg of zinc supplements every day for a month. The amount of testosterone in the athletes following the study increased compared to the unaware controls who had taken the placebo.

Zinc is also crucial in your body’s cleaning system. It’s ant oxidative abilities sweeps up dead cells, allowing DNA production to transpire. 1 serving of quinoa will give your body 10% of its daily recommended intake of zinc.

  1. Magnesium

One of the most abundant minerals in our bodies, magnesium is essential for the carrying out of over 300 functions within our bodies. Therefore, replenishing this mineral through our diet is pivotal. Luckily, 1 serving of quinoa contains 16% of daily recommended intake of magnesium.

What makes magnesium so important for achieving an erection is its ability to transform testosterone into free testosterone. Only 2% of the total testosterone is readily available for use. So, we get our increased libidos, strong erections, and sperm production from free testosterone. The rest is bound to an enzyme called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). When combined to SHBG, testosterone is pretty much rendered useless.

As we mentioned earlier, magnesium can make testosterone free from SHBG. This has been proven with in-vitro studies.

  1. Ecydsteroids

These are natural steroids that not only help blood circulation, which is beneficial for an erection, but can also increase muscle mass. These plant-based steroids also produce more energy within the body.

Steroids from foods produce ATP energy during the digestion process, which results in natural muscle growth. More importantly, studies have found that ATP energy relaxes the corpus cavernosa, which is the penile tissue responsible for an erection. When these tissue walls are relaxed, it allow for better blood flow to the penis.

  1. Amino Acids

Fatty acids known as amino acids are the building blocks of life. Our body naturally produces most of them. However, we need to eat nine through diet because our body is incapable of supplying these essential amino acids.

Most amino acids come with the macronutrient rich animal fats that we eat. Yet, they don’t contain fiber like quinoa. Having these nine essential amino acids plus a digestive co-pilot in fiber is what makes quinoa such an effective erection-boosting food.

Foods that contain all nine essential amino acids are important for a strong heart health. As our bodies break down these essential fatty acids, the byproduct becomes nitric oxide. This gas is pivotal to cleaning out the pathways that have been clogged by a lifetime of quinoa-free foods.

Studies have found that not only do essential amino acid rich diets helped boost testosterone, but it also improves the quality of semen produced.

  1. Superoxide Dismutase

We have been boasting about quinoa’s antioxidant properties. What makes quinoa stand out from so many other foods is that it contains this “superantioxidant,” superoxide dismutase (SOD). For one, it has the ability to clear out free radical buildup within the body. Free radicals are typically precursors to cancer.

SOD also is very effective on erectile dysfunction. As we have touched upon, nitric oxide is pivotal for the production of an erection. Our body naturally produces a protein called PDE5 that prevents the breakdown of nitric oxide. The kryptonite to this intrusive protein is SOD, as it inhibits the production of PDE5.

 More Quinoa Means More Erections

It’s pretty simple. The more quinoa you eat, the happier you will be in the bedroom. With its abundance of micronutrients, this seed has the ability to transform your life. Implementing quinoa into your diet results in more nitric oxide production through the veins. When nitric oxide is free to roam, it sweeps away at the clogs we have created in our arteries due to a lifetime of high-fat, carb-heavy diets.  Eating more quinoa will help direct your blood where you need it to go and provide you with vital micronutrients that aid in testosterone production.  With quinoa you might just be able to recapture a bit of your youth.