You might be the most acknowledged alpha male in your circle of friends but this doesn’t mean that you will never suffer from periods of lowered libido. Given our hectic schedules and the increasing industrial/environmental pollution we are being subjected to, our sexual health is bound to suffer at some time. Thus, it makes sense to read about foods that can be eaten regularly to ensure that you continue to rule the bedroom.
1. Wal(nuts)—The Pun Is Not Intended, The Nourishment Is!
You might have read through reviews that insist upon a daily dose of nuts to keep you healthy. Well, walnuts take the cake when it comes to taking care of your sexual health. Walnuts are fortified with high amounts of arginine—this particular compound ensures that your erection is sustained longer and the penile tissues remain nourished.
When you are aroused, neurotransmitters of the brain send a signal to the inner linings of the genital tissues, causing expansion of the blood vessels. This expansion is caused by release of Nitric Oxide from the blood vessels. Thus, you need nitric oxide in copious amounts to be rock hard and rock your woman and arginine is the main amino acid required for synthesizing Nitric Oxide.
2. Tastiest Antioxidants On Our Planet: Dark Grapes & Dark Chocolates
All the body cells, including those present in the sexual organs, are damaged by the action of free radicals that attack our immunity with every passing minute. To neutralize their harmful action, we need compounds to prevent the oxidation caused by them. This function is best performed by antioxidant-rich colored fruits and veggies.
However, Dark Chocolates and Dark Grapes are perhaps the tastiest, most easily available sources of antioxidants. Enriched with flavonoids, these foods prevent thickening of blood also, ensuring better circulation in the genitals.
3. Heard of Sex Minerals? Yes, They Exist In Some Common Foods
Robust sexual health requires many minerals and vitamins but none can compete with Zinc in terms of its pronounced effect. Zinc affects nearly every aspect of your sexual and reproductive health, including potency, fertility and libido. It can be the difference-maker between being sexually active and a sexual powerhouse.
Zinc is found in high proportions in bodybuilding supplements since more testosterone is needed for gaining muscle. Your ejaculation volume and sexual stamina too is defined by your zinc intake. Good sources of zinc include lean meats, cashews, peanuts and sesame seed oil (oil of Til).
4. Foods For Better Prostate Health: Soy & Cabbage
It is an established fact that prostate infections and inflammations can severely affect the ability of men to have and sustain erections apart from dampening their ejaculation. Prostate problems are very hard to diagnose for the first few years and most men realize it when they have progressed to the stage of using steroidal medications or surgery.
Thus, it is better to take care of your prostate health by eating whole grain foods such as whole grain rotis and bread, particularly those that contain rye flour, i.e. ragi ka atta. These food items contain plant biochemicals that prevent swelling and infection of prostate. A small amount of soy and cabbage if eaten regularly can prevent the harmful effects of dihydrotestosterone—a metabolite of testosterone that is linked with prostate problems.
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