A good and balanced diet with some exercises help the libido!
When we do sports, it helps our health: reduce the cholesterol, decrease blood pressure, improve blood glucose, help in weight loss, oxygenate the cells, develop muscle strength, control inflammation.
This combination of positive factors help to improve libido too. A woman’s libido increases 20 minutes after vigorous exercises and, for men, testosterone levels related to behavior and sexual interest hormone, also increases rapidly and after intense physical activity.
But be careful… excessive exercises are related to the drop in testosterone, leading to a reduction of libido in men. In women, excessive exercise causes a reduction in estrogen and progesterone hormones, decreasing libido and sexual satisfaction.
The overtraining also increases the level of cortisol hormone in both sexes, causing muscle catabolism (muscle reduction), suppressing the production of testosterone in men and estrogen in women.
To counteract the effects of grueling trainings, healthy diet and rest are the key
The diet needs to provide nutrients able to increase the production of sex hormones.
So the intake of good fats like olive oil, avocado, salmon, tuna, sardines and nuts are important.
The consumption of good sources of vitamins and minerals are also necessary
An alternative is the use of Arginine as the amino acid stimulates the production of nitric oxide, leading to vasodilatation and improvement of peripheral circulation. Fish, seafood, sunflower seeds, brown rice, walnuts, hazelnuts are examples of foods with arginine. Arginine can also be supplemented by a doctor or nutritionist.
Dopamine, is also super important in this process
This neurotransmitter increases sexual interest. The main hormone precursors are the amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine present mainly in foods of animal origin.
Here you can see some sources of these elements:
B6 Vitamin: wheat germ, oats, whole grains, beans and bananas.
B9 Vitamin: mushrooms (shimeji, shitake), broccoli, tomato and spinach.
C Vitamin: watercress, parsley, kale, tomato, citrus fruits (cherry, pineapple, lemon, orange, strawberry, kiwi).
Copper: beef, apple, lamb, bananas, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, walnuts and cocoa powder.
Have a balanced diet, training (no overtraining) and a good rest and you can have a healthy sex life.