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.
Maca is a root vegetable that grows in the mineral-rich volcanic soil of the Peruvian highlands. Up at 15,000 feet, few plants can endure the hot days and cold nights, but maca thrives in these conditions and therefore has all the mineral-rich soil to itself. As with any plant, maca is simply a medium for the nutrients found in the soil, passing them on to the eater of the plant. And since low mineral content can cause hormones to become unbalanced, maca can bring them back. Known as an adaptogen, maca will help bring down cortisol. This will dramatically improve and increase sexual desire.
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