Flavonoids: Nature’s Answer for a Better Sex Life?

Men, a glass of red wine may not just help you unwind — new evidence suggests it could help you in the bedroom, too.

A new study from England found that consuming certain flavonoid-rich foods and drinks was tied to a significantly lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED), with the greatest benefits seen among men younger than 70. ED is a common condition that occurs when a man can't get or keep an erection firm enough for sex.

Lead study author Aedin Cassidy, PhD, a professor of nutrition at the University of East Anglia, explained that flavonoids are compounds found in many plant-based foods and drinks including fruits, vegetables, tea and wine.