The following foods are especially helpful to men in maintaining immune function, increasing potency, correcting sexual dysfunction, preserving sexual vigor, and preventing bone and muscle loss and prostate cancer:
- Banyan Tree Milk. The sap of the Banyan Tree can correct many imbalances in the male sexual system.It strengthens the urethra and the urethral walls and works to create thick, plentiful semen. Banyan Tree Milk also corrects premature ejaculation. Take six drops a day, mixed with honey and yogurt, for six to eight days. For best results, abstain from sex starting six to eight days before you begin treatment and continuing for eight to ten days after.
- Figs. Figs are good for both sexual and nervous disorders. Try a mono diet of ten to fifteen figs and be sure to eat the white strings which cling to the yogurt.
- Garlic. Garlic stimulates the production of semen and provides sexual energy. Garlic also has been used orally as an antioxidant, to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, to reduce hardening of the arteries and blood clotting, to reduce blood pressure, to prevent cancer, to protect the liver, as an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal, to increase the effects of the immune system,and to reduce blood sugar levels. Eat two cloves of garlic per day, preferably raw. Despite the fact that many people find the smell of garlic odd or unpleasant, garlic eliminates many of the bad smells inside of the body. Garlic is also available in capsules.
- Ghee. Also known as clarified butter, ghee should be the oil of choice in a man’s diet. It will not make you overweight or underweight, but it will create semen. Use it as butter or cooking oil.
- Nutmeg. Nutmeg lowers the blood pressure. In a healthy male, it brings about immediate temporary impotency. However, for those who are unable to control their sexual discharge or have trouble with premature ejaculation, this nut will help. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh nutmeg in a few ounces of yogurt just prior to intercourse. Also, eating nutmeg with bananas keeps men young for years!
- Onion. Onion also increases semen production and generates sexual energy. The regular consumption of onions has, like garlic, been shown to lower high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, both of which help prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
- Red and Orange Vegetables. Vitamin C and beta-carotene are antioxidants which help preserve healthy skin cells and prevent oxidation from the sun. We can find these properties in carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and other red and orange vegetables.
- Vegetables. Just about any vegetable should be on the list of a man’s diet. Dark, leafy greens and any nutrient-rich vegetables can help reduce the risk of an enlarged prostate, according to a recent study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Men whose diets are high in those nutrients found in vegetables - like vitamin C, beta-carotene, and potassium - were found to be less likely to develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.
- Tomatoes. Tomatoes are especially good in the prevention of prostate cancer. They contain great doses of the antioxidant Lycopene, and even better doses are found in cooked tomatoes.
- Pistachios. This nut should be in every man’s diet. Eat them raw, unsalted and un-skinned. A one-ounce serving contains 49 shelled nuts and more than 10% of the daily value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, scientific evidence is mounting to show that consuming nuts can play a role in managing your weight. Pistachios contain monounsaturated fat, similar to that found in olive oil, which helps to lower both "bad" cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Up to 15% of daily calories should come from monounsaturated fat. Pistachios are especially rich in phytosterols, which are directly associated with lowering cholesterol levels, and may offer protection from certain types of cancer. Nuts are also filling and satisfying
- Saffron. Saffron can be beneficial for skin problems, hair problems, old age and senility and can add to a man’s overall health and vigor.
- Bananas. Bananas aregreat sources of energy and are rich in potassium, which is needed to regulate the nerves, heartbeat and blood pressure. Potassium also reduces the risk of stroke. Bananas can also aid the immune system, help form red blood cells, ensure a well-functioning nervous system, and assist protein metabolism.
- Broccoli. Broccoli helps to prevent heart disease and cancer. It’s loaded with vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, and sulphoraphane, which has stronganticancer (prostate and colon) properties. Broccoli also lowers levels of homocycteine, an amino acid associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke Other vegetables offering the same benefits include cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
- Whole Grains. A diet rich in whole grains provides fiber, vitamins and minerals for heart health, building muscles, and keeping the waistline small. Try whole grain pasta or quinoa, a trendy, not-so-whole-grain-tasting grain that's rich in lutein for prostate health. Oatmeal and barley are rich in soluble fiber, full of B vitamins that can help lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and are also good for the prostate. Try to get 10-25 grams of soluble fiber a day from oatmeal or other sources of soluble fiber like apples, pears, and beans.
- Soy Beans. Soy is rich in isoflavones, which protect prostate health and have been shown to lower prostate cancer risk. The FDA has approved a health claim for food labels that say having 25 grams of soy protein per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Try to eat a few servings a day of soy products such as soy nuts, soy milk, soy cheese, veggie burgers, tofu, or edamame.
Quality nutrients are also critical for maintaining immune function and sexual vigor and preventing bone and muscle loss and oxidative damage from the environment. However, these ingredients can’t do the job alone. An overall healthy lifestyle, which also includes not smoking and getting regular physical activity, is what's really important for health.
And don’t forget to drink lots of water!