A good sex life doesn’t just happen. It requires a little help, which means a balanced diet and nutrients combined with regular exercise and a positive attitude. These are all keys in helping to keep your sex drive high and your reproductive system in good working order. It cannot be ignored that there are certain nutrients which have the power to regulate the levels of sex hormones in your body and some can even help to protect your reproductive system from the potentially damaging effects or disease.
- A lack of zinc can cause infertility an impotence and while moderate of alcohol can help people to feel relaxed
- Caffeine in coffee, tea and cola drinks can reduce libido
- Being either overweight or underweight can reduce libido and impair fertility. A certain level of body fat is necessary ovulation and menstruation and when fat drops below a certain point, ovulation and menstruation both cease. At the other extreme obesity can impair ovulation in women.
- A negative attitude to your weight or body shape can dent your confidence in sex and relationship.
There are certain foods that are not only delicious but also contain the necessary nutrients to maintain your reproductive health and your libido.
Maintains the health of the epithelial tissues which line all the external and internal surfaces of the body, including the linings of the vagina and the uterus in women. Liver, egg, yolk, cheese, butter and carrots are good sources.
Vitamin B2 and folic acid have been linked with infertility and women planning a pregnancy should ensure that they eat plenty of foods rich in folic s=acid as well before conception. Watercress is a particularly good source of folic acid. Lean meat, chicken, fish, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, beans and pulses, peanuts and bananas provide B6. These food are all rich I folic acid.
Increasing vitamin C intake maybe helpful in boosting fertility particularly for men; tests have shown that taking 500-1000 milligrams a day can increase the number and the quality of sperm produced and reduced abnormalities.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to protect the ova from damage. Sunflower. Safflower oils and some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, margarines, wheat germ and avocados contain high levels.
Low levels of zinc have been linked both with poor production of libido in women and with a low sperm count in men. You can obtain zinc from shellfish, whole meal bread, and brown rice, dark green leafy vegetables, lean red meat and turkey.
This mineral is vital to ensure the production of healthy ova and sperms. Learn meat, offal, brown rice and porridge oats are good sources.
The metabolism of the female hormone estrogens depends on manganese. It follows that a deficiency of manganese will significantly reduce fertility in women. Spinach, chestnuts, tea, oats, wholegrain, cereals, wheat germ, raisins, pineapples, beans, peas and nuts are all good source of manganese.
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Linoleic acid is important for sperm production. Sunflower and vegetables oils and nuts contain plentiful amounts.