Animal rights campaigners have given a big reason to go vegan – because ditching meat apparently makes blokes better in bed.
Consuming low-fat vegan meals can help combat the most common causes of impotence, they claim.
A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests men who couple regular exercise with a diet rich in flavonoids found in fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and apples may reduce their risk of developing erectile dysfunction by over 20%.
And the key to a hot, long-lasting love life is to “start in the kitchen with delicious vegan meals”, according to PETA UK.
The charity added: “Many vegan foods boost blood circulation – including to the brain, which has a positive effect on the libido.
“Eating these foods actually improves circulation to all parts of the body, so we have a much higher chance of getting the results we’re looking for in the bedroom.
“It’s simple – increased blood circulation = better physical response = better sex.’’
They also revealed: “One of the amazing effects that going vegan has on our bodies is changing the way we smell and taste – and all for the better.
“A 2006 study on body odour found that people eating plant-based smelled significantly better than those eating meat, while some people say that when men eat vegan meals packed with fruits and veggies, their semen tastes sweeter.
“So throw out your most entrancing perfume, aftershave, or body wash, and swap it for a plant-based diet – although we do recommend that you always stay on top of your hygiene, especially before getting frisky.’’
PETA has previously produced a video to highlight the fact vegans are better lovers.
It was viewed half-a-million times on YouTube and led to a 30% rise in requests for the group’s vegan starter kit
The charity’s senior programme maker Yvonne Taylor said: “Meat-eaters can go from woeful to wild in bed simply by going vegan.
“Everyone wants to think of themselves as an animal when it comes to sex and many of them can be if they just put down the pork and pick up the pasta.’’
PETA says the cholesterol in meat, eggs and dairy products can slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs.
Vegan meals, on the other hand, contain none of the animal fat or cholesterol found in meat, eggs and dairy products.
Vegans are also, on average, fitter and slimmer than meat-eaters and less prone to cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and obesity.