Regularly indulging in unhealthy foods can impact your sex life in a negative way. Excess body fat interrupts healthy blood flow, which plays a prominent role in the body’s ability to become sexually aroused.
When people eat healthy, they look better and feel more confident about themselves. "If you feel good about yourself, you are in a better position to feel good about relationships, including your sex life," says Karen Zager, PhD, a psychologist in private practice in New York City.
If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, healthy food can help you set the mood. It's time to leave junk food aside and start enhancing your sex life.
A Healthy Sex Life Depends On Good Nutrition
Good nerve function, healthy hormone levels and an unobstructed blood flow to the pelvic area are essential to sexual performance. To keep these systems in working order, a diet should be based on legumes, grain products, and other complex carbohydrates, with plenty of fruits and vegetables and modest levels of protein; this diet provides plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Some Healthy Foods Are Natural Aphrodisiacs
Eating healthy foods rich in protein and vitamins are great for boosting your libido. Besides, studies show that having sex more often is beneficial to your health. As we can see, this is the perfect combination for an active sex life. Some foods that can boost your sex drive are strawberries, blueberries, nuts (specially Brazilian nuts and almonds), seeds, green vegetables (specially spinach and broccoli), wheat germ, avocado, leafy greens, fish and shellfish. For dessert you can have some dark chocolate -- it also boosts your sex drive.
Losing Weight And Being Healthy Boost Self-Esteem
"Many people are skeptical about changing their diets because they have grown accustomed to eating or drinking the same foods, and there is a fear of the unknown or trying something new," says John Foreyt, PhD, director of the Baylor College of Medicine Behavioral Medicine Research Center. Over time, habits become automatic, learned behaviors, and these are stronger than new habits you are trying to incorporate into your life. It's hard to start a diet and change our eating habits. Once we start, our body will eliminate the excessive fat and we will start losing weight and being healthy. Nothing can boost our self-esteem more than looking sexier and feeling better about ourselves. Sex is the number one thing people who start eating healthy and appreciating their bodies want to make.
Eating Healthy Improves Sexual Performance
“There’s a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in foods can enhance sexual function and sexual experience,” says Jennifer R. Berman, MD, the director of the Berman Women’s Wellness Center, in Beverly Hills, California. When you fuel your body with healthy foods you feel better on the inside and look better on the outside. Feel better on the inside means you will have more stamina -- the strength and energy needed to exert oneself for an extended period of time. You will have more endurance in sex. To keep your body steadily supplied with energy throughout get energy by eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than one or two large meals.
Eating Healthy As A Couple Improves Sex Life
When you are in a relationship and start eating healthy, you encourage your partner to do the same. "The advantages of dieting together include mutual support and inspiring one another," says Lydia Hanich, MA, psychotherapist. With better health as a mutual goal, decisions about what foods to buy and prepare and where to dine out are typically easier for couples determined to lose weight and being fit. When both of you are eating healthy together, your sex life will be more active than ever before.
Eating Healthy Improves Your Mood
A new study suggests a natural method to improve the mental and physical health of young adults. Researchers say the elixir is a diet of more fruit and vegetables — an intervention that may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life. Eating unhealthy foods can have the exact opposite effect. Eat wisely. This means, pushing away the leftover cake and eating sensible carbs to stimulate serotonin. Sweets and simple carbs, like white rice and white bread, quickly raise blood sugar, flood you with insulin, and then drop you in a hole. Eating wisely also means watching the caffeine, which suppresses serotonin. If you must drink coffee, save it for after the meal. Once we improve our mood, our sex life gets instantly better. We feel more relaxed and in the mood for having sex -- as we also have more energy.
Eating Healthy Improves Your Charisma
When you eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, you improve your charisma -- a sort of magnetism that inspires confidence and adoration. You look great -- both your skin and hair are softer and stronger. When you love yourself it helps you to be more self-confident. Therefore, you have a lot more sex than you had before. A simple change in your eating habits can not only place you on the path to great sex; it can also help you be more confident at work and in your social life.
Eating Healthy Will Make Your Partner Feel Proud Of You
Making some changes in your life will definitely make your sex life better. One of these changes is your diet. As soon as you start eating healthy, losing weight and body fat your partner will start feeling proud of you. Nothing spices up sex life more than your partner admiring you -- not even sex games. He or she will start looking at you the same way they did the first time you had sex. Besides, your partner will notice how many people started looking at you lately. This also helps -- a lot.
Antioxidants Boost Sperm Quality
A study published online recently discovered that men who ate antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables have better rates of sperm movement, ejaculate volume, and sperm concentration than those who ate diets heavy in meat and full-fat dairy foods. The recommended antioxidant-packed foods are spinach, asparagus, lentils, broccoli, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit.
Vitamins B6 and B5 Help Balance Hormone Levels
Vitamin B5 helps your body synthesize cholesterol, a compound used to make sex hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. Some studies say vitamin B5 might even enhance physical endurance. Like vitamin B5, vitamin B6 supports your metabolism. Both men and women need 5 milligrams of vitamin B5 each day, and 1.3 milligrams of vitamin B6. Both vitamin B5 and vitamin B6 are found in fortified cereals, grains and fish. Vitamin B6 is found in some fruits and vegetables. Rich sources of both vitamin B5 and vitamin B6 include egg yolk, sunflower seeds, pistachios, salmon and tuna. Shiitake mushrooms are a source of both vitamins.
Zinc Improves Sex Drive And Increases Semen Volume
There have been numerous studies and research linking zinc intake to semen production. In fact, zinc is present in every cell in the body and plays active roles in cell division and protein synthesis, both of which are needed for adequate semen production. It has also been proven that increasing the intake of zinc helps to improve your libido. Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Other good food sources include beans, nuts, certain types of seafood (such as crab and lobster), whole grains and fortified breakfast cereals.
Omega-3 Triggers Sexual Arousal
The omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA found in fish help to raise dopamine levels in the brain that trigger arousal, according to sexologist Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD. Salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna should figure heavily into your weekly meal rotation. (Remember to never eat fried food.) Fish is one of the many healthy foods that contain the amino acid L-arginine, which stimulates the release of growth hormone among other substances and is converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is critical for erections and it can help women's sexual function as well by causing blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. The more healthy you eat, the more sex you will have. Research from the University of Pittsburgh showed that people with high omega-3 blood levels were happier and more agreeable. Tell us that can't help you get more sex!
L-arginine Is A Natural Viagra
L-arginine has been used to treat erectile dysfunction. Like Viagra, it helps relax muscles around blood vessels in the penis. When they dilate, blood flow increases so a man can maintain an erection. Eating foods containing L-arginine is a natural way to boost testosterone in the bloodstream. The male hormone plays a significant role in sex drive and orgasm strength in both men and women. So you better start eating oatmeal from now on -- and also seeds, ginseng, nuts and green vegetables. Try a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries and bananas with a drizzle of honey before your next marathon sex session.
Dark Chocolate Releases The Same Endorphins Triggered By Sex
Devouring something gooey and decadent is incredibly sensual. Dark chocolate, in particular, contains a compound called phenylethylamine that releases the same endorphins triggered by sex, and increases the feelings of attraction between two people, according to research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Eating dark chocolate is healthy, delicious and helps with your sex life. No, I'm not joking. To balance flavor and health benefits, try dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao, recommends Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, who directs the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at Tufts University. A square chunk, at about 100 calories, will deliver a healthy treat without messing with your weight-management efforts. Better yet, eat it with some strawberries.
Healthy Eating Habits Makes You Wanna Have More Sex
When eating healthy food you will become more energetic, confident and, yes, sexier than ever. Your sexy self is directly linked to your appetite. By making small changes to your diet, you will boost your energy, sharpen your mind, feel fabulous and revitalize your sex life. You will discover a whole new world and never go back to junk food -- ever again.
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