Why is it that our grandfathers used to marry many wives and have countless children and yet there were no sex-boosting products in the market compared to the present?
This article focuses on some foods back then and present eating behaviors. Food is an important part of your everyday life and overall health. So it may not surprise you that your diet can affect your sex life. Changing your eating habits
and behaviors may not be a cure for all sexual issues, but it’s a good place to start.
Every man wants virility and stamina when it comes to bedroom matters and this may be the answer to why a lot of men have decided to go the supplements way which in return has raised so many death cases due to their overconsumption overpowering the body to an extent that the body system can no longer take any more. But a good diet can help boost your libido and ensure your body is working well. A poor diet can lead to a host of health issues, which may negatively affect your sex life. For example, erectile dysfunction is often linked to obesity and diabetes, which can be caused by a poor diet. It is always important to focus on small details like taking care of your weight and watching out for foods and behaviors that can predispose you to long-life conditions like diabetes.
Eating a diet that is low in trans- fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium is very important. Fueling your body with the right kinds of food can help boost your mood and energy levels to support a healthy relationship and sex life. Eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins. To avoid gaining weight, don’t eat more calories than you burn in a day, your daily calorie intake should be guided on how you’ll spend your day.
Incorporating protein sources high in Arginine or L-arginine, an amino acid used by the body to make nitric oxide. This important chemical helps your blood vessels relax, which promotes good blood flow. If you’re a man, good blood flow
to the erectile tissues in your penis is important for sustaining an erection. L-citrulline is another amino acid that helps to treat mild erectile dysfunction.
Both the amino acids are present in foods like watermelon is highly packed with L-citrulline. Walnuts, fish, whey, almonds, leafy vegetables, fruits are good sources of arginine. The two amino acids are present in libido boosters supplements in the market so instead of purchasing them why don’t you take them in their natural form from the foods. You can never have the toxicity of eating healthier foods, unlike supplements.
Eating foods high in zinc has also shown some benefits. Zinc appears to affect your body’s production of testosterone. It’s also necessary for the development of sperm and semen in men. These foods are oysters, pumpkin seeds, crab, lobsters, and whole grains.
Taking energy-dense foods like arrowroots, sweet potatoes, cassava for adequate energy supply, don’t eat popcorns, cookies and expect fireworks in the bedroom, even for the long-distance runners eat healthy energy giving foods to keep supplying them with energy during the race.
It is also important to reduce alcohol consumption as it has been linked to acute and chronic erectile dysfunction. This is clearly evident in our daily news showing women taking on streets rebuking alcohol intake in their locality because their men are no longer roaring in the bedroom.
Even if you’re taking the natural approach to boost your sex desires and drive it also remains important to talk with your doctor to help identify any underlying problem and deal with it the medical way.
The writer, Lucy Chege is a registered and licensed nutritionist based in Kenya, proficient in medical nutrition therapy. She is also the founder of Nutrition Therapy by Lucy.
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