Food With Nitric Oxide

When looking for food with Nitric Oxide (NO) you need to consider foods that are rich in Arginine.

This is because L-arginine converts to nitric oxide and without L-arginine as a precursor, nitric oxide cannot be formed.

Arginine is one of the 20 amino acids that constitute protein.

It exists in two forms as: L-arginine and D-arginine.

L-arginine is the more compatible form for our body. Because L-arginine can be synthesized in our body, it's called a non-essential amino acid. The only exception being newborn infants. Newbors are unable to produce L-arginine and the only way they can get sufficient amounts is through food.

Once L-arginine is converted into nitric oxide which helps with the relaxation of blood vessels, the effect is better blood circulation in the body and especially in the extremities (eg. genitalia). For this reason L-arginine helps in stimulating and maintaining erections in men.

In the fitness and bodybuilding industry, nitric oxide supplements are widely used to promote better oxygenation of mussle tissue which results in muscle mass gains and increases in strength.


Foods With Nitric Oxide (rich in L-arginine):

  • chocolate
  • wheat flour
  • buckwheat
  • granola
  • oatmeal
  • dairy products - cottage cheese, ricotta, nonfat dry milk, skim yogurt)
  • beef (roasts, steaks)
  • pork (Canadian bacon, ham)
  • nuts - (coconut, pecans, cashews, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, peanuts)
  • seeds - pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
  • poultry - chicken and turkey meat
  • wild game - pheasant and quail
  • seafood - halibut, lobster, salmon, shrimp, snails, tuna in water)
  • chick peas
  • cooked soybeans
  • flax seed
  • tofu
  • eggs
  • whole milk (3.25% milkfat)
  • garlic





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