You know the phrase, “you are what you eat.” Well, when it comes to the health of your sex drive, eating a balanced health diet is one way to boost your desire. Eating a diet high in antioxidants and a little bit of dark chocolate can improve your sexual function.
Antioxidants are chemicals that are not naturally produced in the human body. Instead, they are gained through eating brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are the garbage haulers of the nutritional world. They clean up free radicals in the blood that are produced through the oxygenation process as cells use energy. Free radical accumulation is associated with degenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They are also associated with aging and the development of cancer cells.
However, antioxidants also clean up the circulation system. They keep your plumbing clean, allowing for healthy functioning of the vital blood vessels and capillaries necessary for healthy sexual functioning in the penis and clitoris. Additionally, antioxidants keep neurons firing healthy feel-good messages in the brain, which is the most important sexual organ of all.
Antioxidants can be found in grapes, beets, broccoli, spinach and tomatoes. Additionally, dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants. In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that women who ate one cube of dark chocolate daily had higher levels of sexual desire and overall sexual function than women who did not consume chocolate.
Maintaining good overall health is important for good sexual functioning. In addition to eating a healthy diet, it is important to exercise regularly for healthy cardiovascular functioning and stamina. Activities such as yoga and pilates improve flexibility and balance. Walking, running and swimming improves muscle strength and heart health.
What helps you keep your mojo on? Do you think overall health has an impact on desire and sexual function? Let us know what you think!
– The Alternative Daily