Sexuality is at the heart of the human experience, playing a role in our relationships and contributing to an overall sense of well-being.
Numerous health issues can contribute to problems with sexual function, including diminished blood flow–which is a side effect of aging, but is often made worse through poor lifestyle and diet choices.
The good news is that diet choices can also improve the state of your sexual health, particularly the principles found in the Mediterranean Diet. A recent study found that the Mediterranean Diet “enables men to keep under control the levels of hormones including testosterone that are necessary for a good sexual performance.”
Another good source of information is the book “Sexual Health and the Mediterranean Diet” by Dr. Andrew Siegel, MD. Dr. Siegel, author of “Finding Your Own Fountain of Youth,” finds that “[m]aintaining a Mediterranean dietary pattern has been correlated with lower incidences of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and sexual dysfunction.”