The Independent reports that according to scientists from the University of Athens, olive oil is far more effective than Viagra when it comes to issues of erectile dysfunction. A study was conducted on a group of 660 men with an average age of 67 and the results of the study showed that the Mediterranean diet is hugely beneficial in part because of the presence of olive oil.

HuffPost reports that the researchers discovered that the men following the diet high in oils, nuts, fruits and vegetables and low in red meat and processed foods, witnessed a favourable difference in their sex lives.

“It’s no surprise that the Mediterranean diet, which we know is beneficial to heart and circulatory health, might also benefit blood vessels elsewhere, and help men maintain healthy sexual function,” Julie Ward, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, told Express U.K.

“Men that follow a Med diet — particularly consuming lots of olive oil — see their risk of impotence reduced by up to 40 per cent in older age,” Dr Christina Chrysohoou, the lead researcher of the study told The Independent.