The causes of libido problems can be plenty. Cardiovascular diseases - hypertension and atherosclerosis - are often the source of problems. Sometimes neurological disorders, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, hormonal disorders, psychological problems, as well as medications (in heart disease, hypertension, depression) are to blame.
In many cases, the achievement of sexual satisfaction is not the result of the disease processes taking place in the body, but of the lifestyle. Potency decreases due to:
- long-term exposure to stress
- lack of physical activity
- use of stimulants - alcohol and cigarettes
Diet is also important, although it is often ignored factor influencing potency problems. If the daily diet lacks regular meals, consisting of healthy and valuable products, and if the most common are hard to digest, greasy dishes, fast food, sweets, and highly processed products - the libido can be significantly weakened.
Diet for libido - what to avoid?
In a diet for potency, the consumption of animal fats containing saturated fatty acids should be reduced. They increase bad LDL cholesterol and decrease good HDL, which can lead to atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. Atherosclerosis destroys the walls of blood vessels, and atherosclerotic plaque formation makes it difficult or impossible for blood to flow, which in turn translates into significant problems with getting an erection. Therefore, products containing saturated fatty acids, such as oily meats, mature cheeses, butter, lard, bacon, offal, lard, cream cakes, chips, fast food products, as well as palm and coconut oil, should be limited in the diet.
Also, trans-fatty acids, which work similarly to saturated ones, should be limited. They are mainly found in highly processed food - in natural products they are present in small quantities. So it is better to give up poor quality margarine, cakes, sticks, etc.
In a diet for increased libido, too high an intake of simple sugars is also important - it often leads to overweight and obesity or type 2 diabetes, usually accompanied by erectile dysfunction. Therefore sweets, sweetened drinks or white bread should be eliminated from the diet.
What to eat for potency?
First of all, you need to take care of healthy eating habits. You should consume regular, valuable meals that will keep your body weight normal. Overweight is not conducive to increasing libido, and in addition, it often causes the development of diseases that increase potency problems and erectile dysfunction.
It is worth noting the supply of appropriate amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly omega 3 - they strengthen the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. They can be found in fatty sea fish, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, linseed and walnuts.
Monounsaturated fatty acids present in, among others, hazelnuts, almonds, olive oil and rapeseed oil also have a beneficial effect.
The daily menu should also include valuable cereal products - products such as whole-grain bread, brown rice, groats, brown pasta, oatmeal should be included. They are a source of complex carbohydrates (as opposed to simple sugars - they slowly increase blood glucose levels), valuable vitamins and minerals, as well as fibre.
Minerals and vitamins for potency
Some of the vitamins and minerals are extremely beneficial for sexual performance. In general, vegetables and fruits - rich in valuable nutrients - should be an everyday addition to meals. Besides, it is worth to introduce to the menu
- products rich in vitamin E - nuts, vegetable oils, rice, oatmeal, avocado, almonds; studies show that it helps maintain sexual performance for longer
- zinc - can be found in seafood, nuts, bran, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame cereal grains, meat and sausages; it ensures proper functioning of the prostate, increases testosterone levels, influences sperm production, lowers LDL cholesterol
- selenium - its sources are eggs, meat, cereals, pumpkin seeds, brown rice, fish and seafood; it takes part in the production of testosterone, positively influences sexual performance
- beta carotene - it is provided by cabbage, celery, onions, tomatoes, dried apricots; it supports the synthesis of sexual hormones
- arginine - is found in nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, linseed, whole-grain cereal products; it takes part in the production of nitric oxide, which in turn is necessary to achieve proper erection
Aphrodisiacs in a diet for potency
The use of so-called aphrodisiacs is considered beneficial for sexual life. Aphrodisiacs are products, generally considered in different cultures as food containing natural substances for potency. Among the best known are:
- fish and seafood
- celery, parsley root
- banana, strawberries, pineapple, melon, avocado
- ginger, chilli, curry, cinnamon, cardamom, ginseng, guarana, saffron
These are vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices that are worth adding to meals because they contain vitamins and minerals that have a positive effect on sexual drive and can significantly improve sexual function