Can eating egg whites enhance sexual performance?

January 19, 2024 | 04:26 pm PT
Many people say consuming egg whites, which are rich in calcium and protein, is good for men’s health. Is this true? (Son, 29, Hanoi)


Eggs provide lots of nutrients, including protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, B6, and B12, making them suitable for everyone.

Egg whites make up about 67% of the total protein content in eggs, contain minimal fat and no cholesterol. All the cholesterol and fat in eggs are found in the egg yolk, not in the egg white. Only a low amount of calories can be found in egg whites.

However, consuming egg whites is not an optimal solution for enhancing sexual performance. Additionally, improving sexual health can not solely be achieved through the consumption of a single type of food but requires a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Eggs are rich in nutrients. Illustration photo by Freepik

Eggs are rich in nutrients. Illustration photo by Freepik

Foods that can enhance male sexual performance include oysters, shrimp, crab, trout, and salmon. Vegetables such as watermelon, spinach, bean sprouts, along with fruit juices, almonds, walnuts, black turtle beans, and whole grains can also be beneficial.

In order to improve an overall well-being, men should avoid alcohol and tobacco, refrain from using stimulants and maintain regular sleep patterns with seven to eight hours of sleep per day.

Men should also manage and relieve stress and pressure if experiencing it, as well as regularly exercise around four times a week, of which each lasts for 30 minutes. Managing and effectively treating chronic conditions, especially high cholesterol, diabetes, gout, and chronic kidney disease, is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.

Maintaining a strong relationship and openly sharing about sexual matters with partners are also important aspects of a healthy sexual relationship.

Dr. Pham Minh Ngoc

Deputy director of Center for Gender Medicine, Andrology and Fertility Hospital of Hanoi

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