Nutrition Needed for Good Sex
by: Ruby Boyd
|Most sex problems include loss of sex drive, lack
of sex interest (which may differ from the preceding),
impotence, premature climax, sterility, damage to the pelvic
organs (which may inhibit pleasure and encourage infections),
inherent weaknesses in the sex system, diet- or
lifestyle-related fatigue, and various other problems.
Psychological sex problems fall into a special category.
But good diet and exercise are necessary even when counseling
is the primary means of correction.
Some problems may be primarily rooted in chemical or glandular
imbalance and may be completely corrected by diet and exercise.
When the food we eat lacks essential vitamins, minerals,
enzymes, and other nutrients, we become undernourished and
subject to disease.
Likewise, sexual problems, whether physical or mental, result
from deficiencies--in knowledge, in attitude, in diet, in
lifestyle. Once we correct the deficiency, the problem takes
care of itself.
This is Nature's way.
Our bodies are made of food chemicals, and the energy we use is
fueled by food chemicals.
When some of these chemicals are lacking, certain parts of our
bodies may be incomplete, so they cannot perform the functions
they were designed to perform.
Since we get the chemicals we need from foods, we have to have a
variety of whole, pure, and natural foods to meet all the
chemical needs of the body.
We have to eat right, or our bodies will not work correctly.
Our sex lives depend on the structural integrity of several
glands, organs, and tissues of the body as well as on the
availability of sufficient energy to perform at its best.
Each of these parts of the sex system requires constant
replenishing of the nutrients it requires.
While the brain, nerves, and glands are fed by the same foods,
different tissues require different foods to function at peak
Thus, a variety of nutrients needed by different tissues
requires a variety of foods to supply those nutrients.
But suppose we were not getting the right foods to produce the
sex hormones our bodies needed? We would be in serious trouble
as far as our sex lives were concerned.
If you want to save your love life and make it more enjoyable,
you need to evaluate the food and drink that have become part of
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that
adults eat a healthy breakfast, drink 100 percent fruit juice
and load their diets with fruits and vegetables.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have found
that the mineral boron is vital for hormone production and
sexual function. boron can be found in dark green leafy
vegetables, fruits (not citrus), nuts and legumes.
For a romantic twist, the caring couple can prepare their
nutritious meals together; not only will you boost your energy,
but for many, the act of food preparation itself can be a
You can kick it up a notch by using aphrodisiac spices like
clove, vanilla, ginger and saffron in your dishes.
Even the healthiest of meals cannot provide all of the 45-plus
nutrients that are needed in your diet to maintain good health.
These essential nutrients are divided into six
categories--proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals
Even marginal deficiencies of one or more nutrients can
interfere with your good health.
Use as few drugs as possible. Ask your doctor if any of the
prescription drugs you have to take will affect your sex life.
Cut out or cut down on the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and
coffee. As much as possible, avoid sugary foods and drinks and
fried, fatty foods. Cut back on milk and wheat products.
Substitute herbal teas for coffee and regular teas, juices for
commercial soft drinks. If you must use sweetener, use a little
As adults, we must realize that good health is earned. It is
something we have to work for.
We can have a wonderful love life and wonderful sexual activity,
but the two must be built on a foundation of right living. We
need to learn our historical lessons and resolve to eat foods as
whole, pure, and natural as we can find them.
Sometimes the flame of love just dies, because we aren't
eating right. The sex drive won't run without the right fuel.
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Ruby Boyd's website offers information on achieving Natural
Health, Natural Beauty using natural, drug-free methods. Visit
http://www.a1-natural-health-and-beauty.com for information on how to
achieve health and beauty fitness goals naturally.
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