Red wine and berries cut the risk of erectile dysfunction, study finds
Men who consume red wine and blueberries and take regular exercise can cut their risk of developing erectile dysfunction by over a fifth, a new study has shown.
Scientists have identified that foods rich in certain flavonoids cut the risk of men experiencing the sexual problem which affects up to half of all middle-aged and older men. The foods with the greatest benefits include blueberries, cherries, blackberries, radishes and blackcurrant, which contain anthocyanins; as well as citrus fruits, which are packed with flavanones and flavones.
The study built on previous research which showed that exercise can reduce the risk of ED. Scientists have now found that eating a diet rich in flavonoids is as beneficial as walking briskly for up to five hours a week. By exercising and eating flavonoid-rich foods, men can cut the risk of experience ED by 21 per cent. Researchers also pinpointed that eating more fruit in general was linked to a 14 per cent reduction in the risk of developing ED.