The carnivore diet is a low carb-high-fat diet that consists of meat, fish, eggs, and certain dairy products. A lot of fats and proteins are consumed, but food groups like fruits and vegetables are usually avoided.
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Carnivore Diet and Sex Drive
A high-fat, low-carb carnivore diet (or keto diet) can help to boost your libido and sex drive as a man. There are two mechanisms by which this diet helps erectile dysfunction:
Firstly, the diet increases the level of the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is the male sex hormone responsible for erections, male libido, and sex drive. If you have high levels of testosterone, you will have a stronger sex drive.
A controlled feeding study found that the blood concentration of testosterone was 13% higher in men who ate a high-fat, low carb meal.  Similarly, another study conducted on a group of people found that reducing dietary fat for 6 weeks decreased the amount of testosterone. 
Secondly, the carnivore diet and keto diet typically decrease body fat. Lowering body weight promotes testosterone levels as well as the body’s actual response to testosterone.  This effect helps with erectile dysfunction and prolonging sex drive.
Carnivore Foods that Boost Testosterone
The carnivore diet includes many foods that boost testosterone:
Red meat is one of the richest sources of Zinc and vitamin D.
Zinc is an important nutrient required for sperm health and fertility. Thus, inadequate levels of zinc in your body can cause erectile dysfunction and infertility.   Vitamin D is essential for cholesterol synthesis, which in turn is needed for the production of testosterone.
Oysters and other shellfish can give you a testosterone boost. They contain plenty of zinc, omega-3-fatty acids, Vitamin B12, and selenium — all of which improve testosterone production.
Eggs, especially egg yolk, contain numerous nutrients such as proteins, selenium, cholesterol, vitamins A, vitamin D, and vitamins B2, B5, B6, and B12.
All these nutrients stimulate testosterone production. Selenium promotes certain steps in the pathway of testosterone hormone production and helps to maintain constant levels of testosterone. 
Salmon, mackerel and tuna are fatty fishes that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and multiple vitamins, which can give you a dramatic improvement in testosterone production and sperm health. 
Beef liver is an amazing source of multiple nutrients that can boost testosterone levels in your body. In particular, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium, iron, copper, and phosphorus can help to increase testosterone release and prevent erectile dysfunction.   
Carnivore Diet Lifestyle Benefits for Libido
As we have seen so far, foods included in the carnivore diet plan have numerous nutrients that stimulate testosterone production and increase libido.
Along with the diet, following a carnivore lifestyle including moderate weight lifting and cardio exercise can increase male libido. 
In addition, living closer to nature can give you a positive mental attitude. Many scientists agree that our libido is not only about your body but also about your state of mind. 
Conclusion: Carnivore Diet vs Erectile Dysfunction
The carnivore diet is not a magic pill — but it’s close to one. Let’s recap how it can help treat erectile dysfunction:
- A carnivore diet is a high-fat, high-protein, and low-carb diet — which is proven to boost testosterone
- A carnivore diet helps you lose body fat, and this weight loss boosts libido and sex drive
- Carnivore foods like red meat, shellfish, egg, fatty fish, beef liver, etc have a high amount of nutrients that stimulate testosterone production as well as increase sperm health
- Living like our ancestors by exercising and improving your mental health via contact with nature is also effective medicine
If a carnivore diet seems too restrictive, try a paleo diet, which includes some selected nuts, fruits, and vegetables. This diet has most of the benefits of the carnivore diet (but not all) and includes some carbs too.
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