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May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Love and sex are the most powerful motives of our life as our natural instinct means presentation and getting of Love.

The source of joy, joyful mood and fruitful work is the harmony in this sphere of human life. For example it’s known that the length of life of married humans is longer than that of single or divorced ones. Sexually active individuals have more red blood circulation, active sexual actions definitely contribute to extension of youth.

On the other hand nothing makes so much harm as sexual problems, failures in intimate relations. In this cases love and sex are as the most powerful sources of stress capable to cause an organism a lot of harm.

Love and sex being the display of physical and psychological health respond very sensitive any failures in a human’s body, that’s why in such a case internal and external stresses influence our body. But we know that internal stresses depend in much on ireegular nutrition by their origion. Moreover, adherence to balanced, correct nutrition and physical activity problems achievement of sufficient fitness level to limit and eliminate harmful influence of external stresses. This sexual sphere of our life depends radically on the fact if we are well and correctly fed.

MINERALS, MICROELEMENTS AND SEX

Following minerals and microelements have to be consumed when eating to sustain one’s sexual function.

Minerals

Calcium maintain acido-alcaly balance in the blood. It helps the hormons biosyntheses, influents the menstrual cycle, and the male and female ability to give a birth. Calcium helps muscles, heart, and nerves. It supports steady and long sexual activity. Calcium disbalance in the blood causes libido and potence decreasing. Lack of calcium destroys female bones during the menopause (osteoporosis). Calcium reach foods are: milk products, eggs, meat, fish, seeds and nuts, cereals, greens e.g. cabbage, onion, parsnips.

Silicon is necessary for nerves endings in the brain. It stimulates activity and sensitivity. Also, it helps the attractiveness: hear, skin, and nails lose their elasticity. “Silicon” people are flexible, sexy, unsatisfied (men). The best source of silicon in food is vegetable stalks, sprouts, wholesome cereals.

Sodium is necessary for the elasticity and flexibility of joints and tendons. It nutralises the acids in the body. It takes part in nerves impulses forming together with potassium. It is included in the female and male sexual system liquids. The best food sources are: bouillon made of lamb joints, goat milk, celery. Salt for cooking is not the valuable source for sodium.

Potassium maintains the acidi-alcali balance in the blood and therefore the level of sex hormons. It regulates the electric potential of nerve impulses of the brain and muscles and plays the importent role in nervous and muscular activities, durability, body movement co-ordination.

Potassium sources are: non-fating meat, soya beans, dried fruit, bananas, avocado, parsley, spinach. High consuming of cofe, sugar, salt, and alcohol increases potassium discharge from the body.

Iron is included in red blood corpuscles, transporting oxigene from lungs to other parts of the body. Lack of iron causes anemia leading to chronic fatigue and loss of sexual life. Sexually strong people have high level of the haemoglobin and red corpuscles.

Iron sources are: fish, liver, game, yolk, green vegetables, almonds, black currant, asparagus, prunes, raisins, appricots. Other microelements help to consume iron like copper, manganese, cobalt. Vitamin C and chlorophyll from green vegetables also help to consume iron.

Sulphur is the element purifying the sexual systems and the body from pollutants. It prevents the skin ageing, defines its colour and makes better the liver function. Generally it maintains the youth in the body. Sources are: yolk, onion, garlic, asparagus, vegetable marrow, fig, parsmip, radishes, spinach, turnip.

Phosphorous is important for brain and nervous system function. Sex without phosphorous is impossible. It determines the speed of the nerve impulses and the intellect. The most valuable source of phosphorous is lecithin. 80% of the male sperm consist of lecithine. Lecithine makes the part of the brain which controls the pollutants and toxines discharge from the body. Sources for brain, endocrine glands, and nerves are: yolk, cod liver, seaweed, fresh milk products.

Iodine determines the function of thyroid glands managing the metabolism. Thyroid glandes defines the emotional status. Emotional stresses influence the tyroid glands, spend the iodine resources. Weak thyroid glandes causes the loss of the sexual potence menstrual disorders, depression. Iodine mostly is consumable in the natural form. Sources are: marine food, pineapples, fruit grown by the sea coast.

Magnesium. To enjoy the life and sex we need to relax. Extra tension kills satisfaction. Magnesium helps relaxation of the body muscles. Magnesium sources are in the chlorophill reach foods: green vegetables, corn, seeds and nuts, cereals, beans, fresh milk, and meat.

Manganese. Lack of manganese causes dispersion, loss of control and adequate thinking and therefore the loss of the interest to the sexual life. Manganese has the same sources as iron. It is reach in granary, green vegetables, yolk, nuts and seeds, pineapples, apples, and apricots.

Microelements

Zinc is necessary for prostate functioning. Decreasing its concentration leads to decreasing the seminal fluid formation (for average eaculation it is spent 400 milligrams of zinc) and testosterone concentration in blood. Zinc is important for wounds healing, hear growth., sense of touch. Zinc sulphat prevents the adenoma of the prostate. Sources are: beef, turkey meat, lobsters, nuts and seeds (especially the pumpkin). Increasing the calcium concentration in the body gecreases the zinc concentration, so it is importent to pay the attention to zinc sources.

Copper. It helps the red corpuscles formation and hemoglobine, reinforcing the iron consumption. Lack of copper grows the cholesterol concentration in the blood, increases the blood pressure, and causes the heart rate disorder. Copper plays the importent role in immune system function helps to optimise the work of T-cells and antibiotics. Mostly we consume copper with nuts, beans, cereals, green vegetables, animal liver and other bodies, lobsters, and marine food.

Cobalt is important part od B-12 vitamin. It is necessary for blood forming and nervous system functioning. Sources are: marine food, meat, fresh milk products.

Chrome helps regulation of the sugar level in the blood defining the energy in the body. It helps against diabet and copes with stress.

Germanium helps increasing the cholesterol level in the body, prevents allergy. It plays an important role in the oxidasing processes in body tissues. It helps with emotional disorders following loss of libido. Sources are: garlic, ginseng, aloe, greenery.

Selen in combination with vitamin E regulates the ability to conceive, prevents unsaturated fat oxidasing, defends cells from oxigene moleculas. Selen is helpful for the skin makin it young and elastic. Sources are: green vegetables, cereals, spinat, tomatoes, sea fish, meat.

VITAMINS AND SEX

Human need vitamins for proper functioning of sexual system. Preferably they have to be consumed with natural food not as supplements.

Vitamin A. Lack of vitamin A damages the sexual hormons secretion. It defines the epithelial tissue state. Dry skin is the sign of lack of the vitamin A. Main soutces are: fish, fat made of fish liver, animal liver, eggs, animal fat, cheese, yogurt. Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) is included in Green vegetables, cabbage, peas, sweet potato, carrot, appricot, perches.

Vitamin B1 is irreplacable in production of energy and for metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Its lack relaxes sexuality. Coffeine destroys vitamin B1. Chronical fatigue, alpathy, slowed up reflexes.

Sources of food products are: raw nuts, sunflower seeds, asparagus, beans, pineapple, soya beans, yoghurt, wheat brains, animals liver, roe and soft roe of fishes, red aquatic plants, parsley, mint, lyucern.

Vitamin B2. Deficiency of vitamin B2 negatively affects sexual activity because of destroying energetic cycles. Sign of deficiency: defects in the corners of month, slow healing of skin wounds.

Food products: milk, beef liver, greenery, raw nuts and seeds, cabbage, asparagus, soya beans, lyucerna, parsley.

Vitamin B3 - memory vitamin. When there is deficiensy of this vitamin one can feel memory disorder, slowed up appetite and indigestion. Deficiency of vitamin B3 influences negatively sexual activity through destroying nervous activity and indigestion.

Food products: Lean beef, chickens, fishes, asparagus, dates, almonds, cabbage, yoghurt, raw seeds, lyucerna, parsley.

Vitamin B6 is important for metabolism of aminoacids and for the brain function. It’s responsible for organism. Wheat bran, wheat ovary, wholesome cereals, kidney, heart, raw nuts and seeds, eggs, honey.

Vitamin E - tocopherol (substance of reproduction). Protects fat acids from oxidation and promotes synthesis of sexual hormones. Protects vitamins A, C in a chemical way which determine sexuality. Vitamin E is in vegetable oils, eggs, fishes’ rod, beef liver, sardines, dill, lyucerna.

AGE PARTICULARITIES FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Women

Age 18-35. Being these ages woman solve the most important problems of her life: creates a family, gives a birth, takes care of children, creates a basis for her career. All requires great energy and nerves expenditures. Often the problem of sex goes into background this time. But gradually family and children problems are solved, career is set up. The time of more attentive consideration of sexual life. 35 years old woman is considered as in the peak of her sexual life. Woman of 18-35 age should remember that neglecting her health and wrong habits, not paying attention to physical exercises, irregular nutrition may lead to serious difficulties in the sex sphere and early climax, loss of attractiveness, loss of the interest to the partner and life itself. Right balanced nutrition together with physical exercises the most steady way to make your youth longer. The most typical female problems of the given age are.

Essential nutrients for women during menstruation includ iron, vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and coagulation. The dietary intake of iron may not always satisfy the body’s nutritional needs, because women lose iron during menstruation. You should eat liver. It is rich in heme iron, the most easily absorbed form of iron.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is caused by hormone imbalance, prostaglandin imbalance and vitamin and mineral imbalance. To avoid PMS it is necessary to have such supplements as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, folic acid. Also helpful to use evening primrose oil, which contains essential fatty acids.

Irregular or occasional menstrual flow often indicates a state of general malnutrition. The B vitamins and vitamin E may be particularity helpful in correcting this condition.

Pregnancy and lactation is very important period in the life of woman. She should be under constans medical observation. Planning a pregnancy should start at last 4 months before conception. You have to avoid such contraceptive means as pill or coil which can upset the mineral balance of the body and therefore affect fertility a balanced diet and good nutrition are vital for the production of a healthy baby. An adequate intake of vitamins and minerals is essential for the health of the mother and baby during pregnancy. Set of essential vitamins includs: vitamins A, D, E, B complex, C. The most important minerals are: calcium, potassium, zinc. If you have insufficient food intake it is possible to use supplements, but pay affention not to overdose!

Age 35-45. This age is the peak of sexual abilities for women and the self-realization in this sphere. However without right diet, paying the attention to the vitamin and mineral balance it is possible to experience different dysfunction in the body. Your sexual drive immediately reflects this. Try to consume natural, fresh food to supply your body with necessary minerals, microelements and vitamins. It is better than pills.

Age 45-65 and higher. Life is going on and the practice of longevity shows that the better sexual live the better overall state of your body. These age women experience menopause and the beginning of climacteric period.

Menopause is the period in woman’s life marked by glandular changes that demote the end of her menstrual cycle and reproductive years. Though menopause is not a disease, it may have symptoms that require some management and it may have conseguences that result in the development of disease. It usually occurs around age of 50.

“Hot flashes” often happening with menopause are possible to avoid when blood sugar levels are controlled. This means eliminating sugar, reducing coffeine, taking a chromium supplement.

Certain foods can also reduce menopausal symptoms and even delay a menopause. This, firstly, is soy flour, tofu and other soy foods. To take mineral boron is recommended also up to 2 milligrams a day.

During menopause it is recommended the following vitamins (which natural food on supplements if necessary): A, B complex, C, E, and minerals mostly calcium and magnesium.

Do women lose interest in sex after menopause? No way, in fact, some women enjoy sex more after menopause, probably because they needn’t worry about becoming pregnant. Sex drive may also be heightened by other changes that come with maturity - greater self-confidence, reduced inhibitions, and deepening love with a long-time partner. Ptysiological changes such as vaginal dryness can be reduced with lubricants or hormones. Sexual activity itself may also help reduce chronic vaginal dryness and shrinkage.

Being this period women need to pay an attention to balancing nutrition and to take vitamin supplements if necessary following the table above.

Men

Age 18-40. Average male reaches the peak of his sexual performance being 23 years old. This period requires high energy and nerve expenditures, for different life aims and purposes to be acheived. It may be reached only due to right balanced nutrition. Statistics shows that men are paying less attention to their health and sexual function than women. Though the majority realizes that the male sexual sphere is organized the complex way an may be damaged due to different causes. All our warnings to young women relate to men also even more. Pay attention to your health. Do not damage it by wrong habits and nutrition, for it will be helpful in the future. Possible male sexual problems of the given age connected to weak sexual abilities and impotence.

There is a wide range of causes leading to mall sexual function disorder, but their roots mostly one wrong nutrition.

Reproductive function. A diet rich in whole foods - particularly animal proteins, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes - is extremaly important.

The trace mineral zinc may be the most essential nutrient for male glandular function. Zinc is especially important to prostate function. In addition to zinc other key nutrients for male glandular function include vitamins A, B6, C, and E as well as essential fatty acids. The trace minerals selenium and manganese are important too.

One of the thing that most affects zinc absorption is alcohol. Cutting out alcohol can make a significant difference to sperm health.

Joung men bodybilders often use steroid hormons to grow muscular mass. Remember: it is the shortest way to get impotence!

Age 45-65 and higher. Specialists say that male sexual function is active for his life and the longevity experience proves it.

Since 50 male may meet prostate problems and therefore the loss of sexual life.

Prostate prooblems

Hippocrat said that an old man being not ill with prostate is marked by gods. Modern nutrition research shows how to avoid the risk of it.

As men get older the prostate that helps to produce the fluid that bathers sperm at the time of ejaculation often enlarges damaging urination function. until recently over 350,000 men in United States were undergoing transurethral prostatectomy each year.

Natural treatments for prostate problems have been very successful in relivering the symptoms and reducing the enlargement of the prostate.

To prevent prostate problems it’s important to limit the amount of alcohol, you consume, especially beer. It’s recommended to include into daily food one to two tablespoons per day for severel months of cold-pressed flaxseed oil, available in health food stores also add sunflower oil or soy iol to your diet. Also recommended vitamin E, zinc. This natural remedies may delay or present some prostate problems.

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