When encountering predators in the wild, animals release adrenaline. This lends a rush of energy and provides heightened ability to either fight at an elevated level, or to flee at super speed. This obviously serves a purpose; enhanced chance of survival. Also a threat to survival is scarcity of nutrients. When food quantity declines, a stress response is triggered that will provide the animal greater energy and endurance to travel farther in search of greener grazing pastures, as well as stand a better chance at catching another animal as prey. But once adrenaline levels return to normal, another hormone, cortisol, becomes elevated. That's bad. High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, lead directly to a loss in sexual interest. This makes sense: If predators are constantly on the prowl and food is scarce, then reproduction of the herd would be a liability to the group as a whole.
Well, humans aren't that different. Stress and the body's biological response to it is the number one reason for loss of sexual desire. And like our our animal counterparts, the lack of proper nutrition is a leading cause of sexual disinterest, as well as sexual dysfunction.
Following are foods that, if consumed at least five times per week, will insure that you'll have the nutrients you need to counteract stress, balance hormones, and boost your sex life.
Beetroot is also a mineral-rich food that can contribute to overall health. But its greatest benefit is its abundance of nitrates that the body converts into nitric oxide. That's good. Greater levels of nitric oxide translate directly to increased blood flow to all areas of the body. Athletes have been realizing the benefits of this for several years now. Greater blood flow allows more oxygen to be delivered to various parts of the body, which enhances endurance. Naturally, this is of obvious benefit to sexual health, as greater blood flow to the penis will result in a fuller and sustained erection. As a result, beetroot is becoming a common way to naturally treat sexual dysfunction in men.
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