You are what you eat – and as you age, what you eat can affect your sex life. Here’s what seniors should be eating if they want a healthy libido.
While you may face a few challenges when it comes to maintaining your sex life as you get older, it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue enjoying your time in the bedroom. In fact, you might be surprised by how much your sex life could improve by leading an active lifestyle and eating right. That’s why we’ve compiled some information on some of the foods that you could add to your diet in order to boost your libido and help you perform at your best between the sheets.
It Starts with a Healthy Heart
You may not associate your heart with your sex organs, but the truth is that you could make your sex life more exciting by ensuring that high amounts of blood are able to make it to your genitals. This applies to both men and women. Basically, if you can maintain the health of your arteries, you could continue having a healthy sex life, and you may even have better orgasms too. Beyond that, though, the cells that line the arteries need nitrous oxide in order to function at their best, and your diet could provide the right amount as long as you eat the right foods.
What to Avoid
According to experts, if you consume foods that are not only nutritious, but also low in fat, you might be able to help the cells lining your arteries relax. Doing so could help your blood flow more freely in order to enhance your ability to enjoy sex. So this means that you should consider steering clear of high-fat meals like those from fast food restaurants. And to keep your sex life exciting, you should also try your best to avoid foods that are heavily processed, as well as foods that contain high amounts of artificial ingredients and animal fats.
What to Have More of
To spice up your sex life, consider eating more whole grains, such as oats. You could also enjoy various nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, Brazil nuts, walnuts, and pine nuts. Even peanuts are a great choice. Put simply, all of these foods may help stimulate the production of nitrous oxide and keep the blood flowing to all of the right parts. And it’s also worth noting that drinking plenty of water throughout the day could also help you remain hydrated and ready for action as well.
Women: Consider Eating More of These Foods
Women who have gone through menopause and are dealing with uncomfortable vaginal dryness could also consume a variety of foods that may help with the production of natural lubrication. Consider adding more soy, flaxseeds, olive oil, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, beans, legumes, whole grains, avocado, and miso soup to your diet. These foods may help to boost your libido, and they might be just what you need to improve your body’s ability to remain lubricated enough for pleasurable sex.
Ultimately, what you eat could have a big impact upon how you feel on a daily basis and how much energy you have to do the things you love, including having sex with your spouse or partner. So in addition to eating more of the foods mentioned above, consider talking to your doctor to gain access to personalized tips on foods that you could eat to improve your overall health and your sexual health.
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