In order to improve your sexual health in an affordable and natural way, learn simple methods of cleaning up your diet. Avoiding foods that are a cause of erectile dysfunction as well as environmental pollutants and chemicals that are known to affect a man’s sexual health, is the best way. You could also have a quick view of some lifestyle factors as well as some foods that cause erectile dysfunction and thus help to increase your libido following better sexual health.
Promoting good heart health is necessary for a healthy sexual life, so it is
important to keep animal fat and cholesterol in permissive limits. Since good blood circulation is needed in order to get an erection, cardiovascular health has to be maintained. It is very important to know that erectile dysfunction could be an early sign of heart problems. In the medical community, an acronym for erectile dysfunction is an early death.
Hence it is advised to reduce the quantity of meat, instead have heart-healthy plant sources of protein and also increase the intake of fatty fish which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fats found in olive oil, avocado, seeds and nuts are very good for a healthy heart. Remember to avoid high protein diets eg Atkins diet as they reduce the amount of testosterone in the body. Advisable quantity of protein needed is 25 to 30% of your daily intake of calories.
Avoid Fried Foods
Oils when heated to high temperatures while cooking become very bad for heart health as well as sexual health, contributing to heart diseases, cancer and increased cholesterol levels. Fried foods increase the weight of a person leading to hormone imbalance and erectile dysfunction. Avoid eating doughnuts, french fries, fried meat to enjoy better sexual health and better prostate health too. It is good to know that these fried foods increase the risk of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Avoid Packaged Foods in Cans and Plastics
It is advisable to avoid canned tomatoes and meat stored in plastic as a chemical known as Bisphenol-A is lined on them. Tomatoes are actually good for men’s heart, prostate and sexual health. There are links that give information that the chemical BPA is connected to ED, decreased sexual desire, as well as infertility. Look for products that are labelled “BPA-Free”. Use glass or ceramic containers to store food. Do not use plastic containers to heat food in microwaves too, as heat can release the chemical. Some pesticides, herbicides, fungicides could have hormone disruptors which are harmful.
Stay Away From Soy
Foods like soy and other processed foods which are high in cholesterol and
unhealthy fats can affect your hormones and have an estrogenic effect, meaning they mimic estrogen , a female hormone which is present in every levels in males. The right balance between estrogen and
testosterone is necessary for a healthy sexual life. Soy contains 103,920 micrograms of estrogen per 100 grams. You can opt for fermented soy as it is healthier.
Drop Drinking Habit
Alcohol can lower erection and sexual performance. Regularly drinking more than two drinks a day can lower the levels of testosterone by eliminating it from your bloodstream and lowering the production of testosterone.
Eat Like Greek
A Mediterranean diet is the best diet for your sexual health, as it includes eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and red wine in moderation. It also includes healthy fats from fish, olives, and nuts.
Other Natural Ways
Look out for foods that can increase the levels of testosterone. Your lifestyle should include regular exercise, a good night’s sleep, and no smoking. If ED is affecting you, it is the right time to meet a health care provider.
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