Although alcohol is believed to reduce a man’s ability to maintain an erection, a new study finds that this may not be quite true. The key is to know what kind of drink is working under this premise. This is, as we will see below, the case of red wine.
These discoveries are the result of a study that has been done for 40 years by scientists from Harvard University in conjunction with the University of East Anglia. It was concluded that middle-aged men who enjoyed a glass of wine accompanied by citrus fruits and berries were less likely to develop erectile dysfunction. This study took a sample of over 50,000 men, who were asked about their ability to maintain an erection long enough to have sex.
“We knew that the intake of certain foods high in flavonoids could reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” said Professor Aedin Cassidy of the University of East Anglia and responsible for the research. However, this study is the first of its kind to be specific in the association between flavonoids and erectile dysfunction, a condition that affects more than half of middle-aged men and seniors.
Only 3 or 4 parts of flavonoid-rich foods and beverages are associated with reducing the problem. In the United States, the most common sources of anthocyanins, flavones and flavanones consumed are strawberries, blackberries, red wine, apples, pears and citrus products.
As always, wine simply does not cease to amaze. In addition to having many other health benefits, in moderate consumption, we spend a good time with friends and family and keep the flame of passion alive with the partner allowing a full and satisfying sex life.
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