Diet-Sexual-Health-595x400Whether from our doctor or even the covers of magazines, we’ve all been told about the immense health benefits that eating a healthful diet can add to our lives. Increased energy, reduced medical issues, and even the slimming effects of eating healthier can improve your physical condition. Not only that, but when your body looks and feels healthy, there’s often a majorly positive impact on your self-esteem, confidence, and overall emotional wellbeing.

However, what many nutritional articles and dieting tips overlook is the profound effect that healthy eating can have on your sex drive and consequently your sex life. The best diet will be one that is well-balanced and avoids excessive alcohol. Diets rich in nutrients and low in sodium, added sugars, trans fats, and saturated fats will allow you to maintain optimum health. A diverse range of fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and lean proteins can help you achieve this type of diet.

Specific nutritional elements, such as amino acids like L-arginine and carnitine, which improve blood flow and enhance a person’s ability to become aroused, can be found in a variety of foods, including chicken, pork, beef, almonds, fish, whey, leafy vegetables, walnuts, and fruits.

Having sufficient zinc in your body also affects blood flow, hormone levels, and fertility. Not surprisingly, the traditionally touted aphrodisiac of oysters contains plenty of zinc, as do moderate amounts of animal proteins, nuts, whole grains, and dairy products. Other shellfish such as lobster, crab, clams, and scallops affect hormone and zinc production as well.

Flavonoids like quercetin, a type of antioxidant found in apples, onions, dark grapes, cherries, and berries, promote circulation, increase libido, and combat pain in the genitals and bladder. Quercetin can also be found in red wine, though drinking more than one or two glasses per day or drinking other types of alcohol will not have the same affect. In women, quercetin increases natural lubrication as well as libido.

Other Treatment Options Outside of Diet and Nutrition

If after committing to a healthy diet you find that you’re still having difficulties with arousal, libido, lubrication, pain, or other aspects of sex that are holding you back from enjoying your romantic relationships to the fullest, there’s still hope. Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas offers a variety of services and procedures that can help you reclaim your sex life, from vaginal rejuvenation procedures like MonaLisa Touch to  hormone replacement therapy treatments like BioTE.

Let the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas Help

Our team of medical professionals is eager to provide you with the information you need to decide on the best treatment options available for you. Contact our office and set up a consultation appointment to discuss how we can help you improve your sexual well-being today.