Avocados are a fruit, which means we’re already off to a good start, according to findings of a 2018 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine which outlined how greater fruit consumption (as well as veggies and flavonoids) has been linked with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction. Avocados are also a great source of vitamin E, which experts at Allo Health say may help boost libido as well as circulation. As an antioxidant, vitamin E may also support the health of sperm and boost testosterone levels (per Allo Health).
Avocados also contain mostly healthy monounsaturated fat, which, unlike trans fat and saturated fat, can help keep our cholesterol levels in check. Maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol means that we lower our susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. Not only does heart health play a role in men’s sexual health, but healthy fats may also enhance hormone production.
Finally, eating avocados may help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, which is a known cause of ED, according to the NIDDK. In a 2023 longitudinal study published in the Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, researchers found that Hispanic/Latino individuals who ate avocados were less prone to developing type 2 diabetes than individuals who didn’t include avocados in their diet.