One of the most important aspects of relationships as a couple is that they enjoy good s*xual health. When you are young, a series of physical and hormonal characteristics are fulfilled that make the libido remain at high levels. However, despite our youth, several factors can influence the decrease in our sexual desire, affecting the quality of s*xual relations. The stress, lack of sleep, do not perform physical exercise or poor diet affect the quality of your s*x and may even cause erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, among other consequences.
INADEQUATE NUTRITION AND S*XUAL PROBLEMS
Following a correct diet is vital since it influences both, directly and indirectly, various aspects of our health, including sexual health.
When the food we eat is lacking in vitamins and minerals, it is rich in saturated fat (it should not be forgotten that fatty acids reduce the level of testosterone in men), or there is excess consumption of salt and a deficiency of antioxidants, they can episodes of sexual dysfunction occur. If, in addition to this, we abuse precooked meals, meats and have unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol, our cardiovascular health will be affected and, therefore, the quality of s*xual encounters.
● FOLLOW A BALANCED DIET: If possible, rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish. Consume, as far as possible, two and a half liters of water a day and reduce meat consumption to once a week.
● AVOID PRECOOKED FOODS: Saturated fats, fried foods, packaged products, etc., provide an excess of calories that favor the appearance of overweight and obesity. In addition to this, cardiovascular problems may appear in which the blood vessels are affected and, therefore, the quality of the erection will be lower.
● AVOID ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: It is advisable to change products such as refined sugar or saccharin for others such as honey when sweetening. The main reasons for this are that, on the one hand, sweeteners inhibit the formation of serotonin, whose levels are related to s*xual desire; While, on the other hand, high glucose levels in the body cause damage to both the nerves and the erectile tissue and blood vessels of the penis, thus promoting the development of s*xual dysfunctions.
● FOLLOW HEALTHY HABITS: Exercise at least twice a week and avoid tobacco and alcohol consumption. The lack of physical exercise can promote the appearance of diabetes, overweight, and obesity, with the consequent s*xual difficulties that this entails. Concerning tobacco, nicotine affects the quality of the erection, since it acts as a vasoconstrictor, altering the blood circulation of the penis. For its part, excess alcohol consumption causes failures in the correct functioning of the central nervous system, making an erection difficult.