Good News! In most cases it can be reversed without taking that little blue pill. But it will take some lifestyle changes on your part.
Studies have shown that impotence is often the first red flag that your arteries are becoming blocked, and artery blockages are commonly caused by the overconsumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products, which are high in cholesterol and saturated fat,” says Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “Animal products increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood. This cholesterol enters the blood vessels and creates plaque on the interior walls, which narrows the passageway for blood flow,” Barnard says.
Every year, impotence, or “erectile dysfunction,” affects millions of men across the world, with one study showing that as many as half of men over the age of 40 are impotent at least part of the time.
Originally, it was thought that impotence was caused by anxiety, but according to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, up to 90 percent of all cases of impotence are physical as opposed to psychological. That’s right: High cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammations, and hormonal imbalances cause the vast majority of all cases of impotence.
The good news is that medical science suggests that all of these conditions can be managed or in some cases even prevented with a low-fat vegan diet. For more information on this topic check out what Peta has to say.