Article submitted by: Raymond Summers
It’s been a pretty dreadful day overall. It felt like you woke up on the wrong side of bed – your energy felt low, and you’re starting to wish you would have gone to bed earlier last night. You recently bought some fruits to boost your energy in the morning, but you felt so exhausted that you decided to stop by the drive-through somewhere. By lunchtime, you ate some snacks from the vending machine because you completely forgot to make yourself a healthy lunch.
For many of us, our mood dictates what we eat – have you ever heard the phrase, “What are you in the mood for?” While it may seem helpful, allowing our mood to decide what we eat can have dangerous effects on the body, mainly because our minds don’t always want what’s healthiest for us. Food has the capability to alter energy levels, blood flow, and hormones, which all impact our libido. What may have seemed like a harmless decision to eat processed food several days in a row may later come back to bite you – in the worst of ways.
“A healthy heart equals healthy sex. The more your body can tolerate physical activity and exercise, the more likely you will be able to go longer and stronger in the bedroom.”
On the flip side, there are foods that you can eat which help to promote sexual health. Here are some of the foods which helped me a lot in my journey in bed:
- Meats and Fish
- Eggs and Dairy
- Nuts and beans
- Green vegetables (kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts and more)
- Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.
- Dark chocolate
- Processed foods
- Microwave popcorn
- Diet soda
- Salt and sugar
In order to live your best life, you must consider the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. Intimacy and connection are important components to a healthy relationship, and the foods you’re eating may be hindering this without you even knowing it! Try to build your awareness on the food choices you make, and keep note of how you feel after you eat. It’s how I overcame my sexual problems, you can do it too!