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.
Chia seeds are a good source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which the body cannot produce. Therefore they must be obtained through dietary measures for good overall health to flourish. An inadequate supply of EFAs has been shown to impair brain health and can increase the odds of depression, which is a leading cause of reduced sexual desire. A daily amount of about 1 tablespoon sprinkled on your salad will supply you the amount you need. Also, chia can be used as an egg replacer when baking. Combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 15 minutes. You'll notice the chia will have turned into a gelatinous clump, with all the binding capabilities of an egg.
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