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Is Your Diet Hurting your Sex Life?

Is Your Diet Hurting your Sex Life?

October 02, 2018 0 Comments

At Paleoethics, as we develop our high-performance supplements we try to keep in mind that the human body is a vast interconnected system – any decisions our clients make regarding one aspect of their health will inevitably affect other aspects. Not exercising enough will affect your physical fitness, but it may also affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep; conversely, not sleeping enough will not only impact your focus and mental health, it may also contribute to weight gain and bad skin.

Our bodies, in other words, are delicate ecosystems, and nowhere is this more apparent than in our sexual health. Like our desire to eat, drink, and sleep, our sexuality is a fundamental part of what makes us human, and its health is directly linked to the nutrition and exercise decisions we make. In general, actions to promote weight loss and good cardiovascular health will also benefit sexual health.

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“Anything that helps decrease the amount of fat in your body will help your testosterone levels naturally go up,” Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, a urologist at Orlando Health, told Men’s Health. “The more your body can tolerate physical activity and exercise, the more likely you will be able to go longer and stronger in the bedroom.”

The flipside is that poor diet and lifestyle choices will have a negative effect on sexual health. Sugar, for example, is a libido-killer. In 2013, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston published a study which showed that exceeding the daily recommended intake of sugar “induces a significant reduction in [testosterone] levels in men.” Sugar also impacts the body’s energy levels and promotes weight gain.

“If you over eat, especially carbs and sugar, you may crash and feel too tired to do anything but lay on the couch or sleep,” Brahmbhatt added.

In order to maintain and improve sexual health, focus on eating well. Avoid foods that cause inflammation, like complex carbohydrates, added sugars and trans fats, and limit your alcohol intake. Embrace anti-inflammatory foods like green vegetables, blueberries, and salmon, and make sure your diet includes selenium-rich foods like wild-caught fish and plenty of zinc, which is found in lean protein or high-performance supplements like Paleoethics’ Nighttime Recovery Tea.

The great thing about pursuing a healthy lifestyle is that the benefits are far-reaching and diverse. If you focus on becoming fitter, losing excess weight, and improving the quality of your sleep, your sexual health will inexorably improve.

The great thing about pursuing a healthy lifestyle is that the benefits are far-reaching and diverse. If you focus on becoming fitter, losing excess weight, and improving the quality of your sleep, your sexual health will inexorably improve.




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