Do health play an important role in sex life?

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Healthy Body is the most important factor for everything in life, whether it is happiness, live longer, or sex life. If you are not healthy then you cannot live happier and have longer life. Even your sex relationship is also affected by your health. It may create problem to satisfy your partner. So health plays a more important role in sexual life. Now the questions comes in mind that what should we eat for better health so that our sex life would be better and the relationship becomes stronger.

There are certain minerals and vitamins which may boost your libido. As of other organs, sex also depends on hormone balance. The actual meaning of “hormone” is “to excite”. Hormones act as a messenger that is secreted into the blood by endocrine glands and other tissues have an effect on their target cells. Testosterone is the hormones, which keep the sex drive going strong.

Testosterone is the hormone that is produced in the male as well as in female bur in small amount. In females it is present in the ovaries and adrenal glands and helps to complete the sexual desire, in both men and women. During weight loss, men and women testosterone levels may fall, that affect sexual desires. Nutritional therapist Dr Marilyn Glenville says women with this condition should “focus on losing weight by eating a healthy diet and avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates and caffeine, as all these cause blood sugar fluctuations and the release of excess insulin. Insulin can target the ovaries and make them produce more testosterone.” Foods that containing Phyto-estrogens like lentils, soya, and also Egyptian pea help to balance testosterone. Testosterone helps to excite the production sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), which binds the testosterone and prevents excess levels circulating in the blood.

Nutrition Required For Healthy Body For Better Sexual Relationship



Zinc is a mineral that is especially known for testosterone production. For a man, deficiency in testosterone can affect his ability to get an erection. The recommended intake of zinc for men is about 10 mg and 9mg for women. Foods like spinach, dates, avocado, tofu, garlic, okra, cashew nuts, soybeans, lamb, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate, oats, asparagus, wheat and raspberries are rich in zinc.



Protein is very much helpful for sexual health related problems. In proteins, there is chemical named as Dopamine, which is also called as feel-good chemical is converted into neurotransmitters in the brain. For elongation of sex procedure for men and women proteins gives energy and increase stamina. Food like eggs, soya, cheese, peas, milk, carrot, red meat, beans oily fish, blueberries, parsnips, wheat germ, beet-root and banana are rich in proteins.

3Vitamin C

Vitamin C

The well-known vitamin C which is necessary for keeping cold and flu away, plays a key role in your sex life. It is important for the circulation and blood in your arteries. Vitamin C and vitamin E together accentuate the effect on your body for sex. Adults need is about 70mg of vitamin C a day. Citrus fruits are popular for their vitamin C properties such as lemon, orange, grapefruit, peaches, peppers, broccoli, soybeans, kale, chestnuts, Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes.

4Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the influential antioxidant that helps to improve circulation. Circulation in the body plays an important role in sexual function. Good physical circulation is mandatory for a good sex life. The vitamin E you need is about 5mg a day for men and 4mg a day for women. So, for improved circulation in the body, add more vitamin E rich foods into your diet such as plant oils, almonds, tomatoes, cereals, hazelnuts, butternut squash, spinach, kiwi, mango, sunflower seeds, eggs, green vegetables, soya oil, corn oil and olive oil.

By: Shaveta Kandhari