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.
Pumpkin seeds are an easily accessible, inexpensive way to load up on a wide variety of nutrients, zinc in particular. Zinc helps improve sex drive in general and is also necessary for the production of healthy, abundant, and potent sperm. Zinc-rich foods help the body produce testosterone, the chief male sex hormone. And with greater levels of testosterone comes increased sperm production. Take it regularly, though: The body has no storage mechanism for zinc, so foods containing the nutrient must be eaten daily for an ongoing healthy sperm count.
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