For men: 5 natural foods that can boost your sexual health

When it comes to men’s sexual health and well being, the two most important factors to consider is your diet and your lifestyle.

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Most men’s sexual health problems are linked with low levels of testosterone and high levels of stress or cortisol.

Life can be hard sometimes and you cannot always control your stress levels. However, you can easily make some improvements in your life through better habits.

For instance, making sure that your body is strong enough to fight stress and balance its hormone levels. Here are the best natural foods to help you do that.

  • Avocado

Avocados are rich in vitamin E, which may improve sperm quality in men with infertility. One medium (150 gram) avocado provides 21% of the DV for vitamin E.

A medium (150 gram) avocado also provides 9% of the DV for zinc, an essential mineral with roles in sperm quality, testosterone production, and fertility.

  • Chilli pepper

A study found that men who preferred spicier food had higher testosterone levels in their saliva than those that preferred milder flavours.

While this doesn’t mean spicy food increases testosterone levels, the chemical capsaicin found in hot peppers may have some bedroom advantages.

Dietary capsaicin intake may stimulate your brain’s pleasure centres, which could potentially improve your mood and provide an aphrodisiac effect.

  • Tomatoes

Nutrient- and antioxidant-rich tomatoes offer several potential benefits related to male sexual health, fertility, and prostate health.

They contain lycopene, a red-pigmented antioxidant that has been linked to healthier sperm production. In addition, they’re rich in vitamin C, which may be linked to increased sperm concentrations in healthy men.

Because of their lycopene content, tomato consumption may also be associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

  • Carrots

Studies have shown that it is very important to eat more carrots. They’ve long been recommended for male infertility in traditional medicine, as well.

This veggie may improve both sperm count and motility (the movement and swimming of sperm) due to its carotenoid content. Carotenoids are the orange-pigmented antioxidants in carrots that provide many of their health benefits.

  • Apples

Apples have some great all-around health benefits, but one of their lesser-known advantages pertains to prostate health.

Apple peels, in particular, contain the active compound ursolic acid. One test-tube study has noted that ursolic acid may “starve” prostate cancer cells and prevent them from growing.

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