If your sexual desire seems to be dampening gradually, your libido could be low. Libido is colloquially known as a person’s desire for indulging in sexual activity. Your libido is impacted by many things including biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors.
Since intimacy and sex are a very important part of human life and nature, unfulfilled sex life can lead to many issues, both emotional and physical. Fortunately, low libido is just like most other physical conditions and can be treated. However, you might have to change your lifestyle and eating habits to get your health back. For instance, you will want to eliminate stress, get better sleep, find hormonal balance, and maintain a healthy weight. While many people stay active but don’t keep a track of their weight. To ensure that your weight is within a healthy range and achieve your health goals, consider a good bathroom scale so you can monitor your weight and progress.
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One of the main reasons behind lack of desire can be excessive toxins in your body. An overly toxic body gradually gains weight, becomes fatigued quickly, can become sexually dysfunctional, and even lead to more serious issues. If that rings a bell, don’t miss out these tips to detox your body and improve your performance in the sheets.
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Eliminate canned foods and refined sugar
Not all canned foods are bad, but they are likely not as nutritious as fresh or even frozen foods. Canning is an approach to preserve foods for an extended period. While most proteins, carbs, and fats stay unaffected during canning, many fat-soluble vitamins and some minerals can be lost. Moreover, a recent study published in Environmental Health journal found that canned foods can cause exposure to BPA. Canned foods are a lot more convenient but limiting their use will ensure your body gets more nutrients and minerals.
In addition, refined sugars can be a culprit for both weight gain and low libido as they increase leptin resistance. Refined sugars end up adding to your waistline and can mess up your sleep patterns too. They can also cause hormonal imbalance and load your body with toxins. Weaning yourself off refined sugars can bring amazing health benefits. Your energy levels will go up, your mood will improve, and your sex life will spice up.
Increase your minerals intake
Minerals play a key role in helping your body function properly, balance your endocrine system, and regulate stress. Moreover, minerals also help your digestive system and organs to push out the toxins. All this can indirectly help spike up your libido.
Eat green and libido friendly foods
Vegetables and leafy greens which are rich in chlorophyll can be the best foods for your liver. Your liver cleanses and detoxifies your blood in addition to extracting useful nutrients that your body requires for daily functioning. What’s more, chlorophyll also acts as an anti-carcinogen and anti-oxidant to increase your energy level as well as sex drive.
There are many foods that can help increase libido. The most popular is Maca root that originates in Peru. Besides many beneficial nutrients, it also is a complete protein and studies have shown that it can positively affect sexual behavior, fertility and mood. Your immune system greatly benefits, and your hormones are balanced from regular ingestion of Maca roots. Some other libido friendly foods that you should consider eating include watermelon, black raspberries, figs, eggs, ginseng, ginger, eggs, broccoli, cloves, and saffron.
Author bio: Jessica Hegg is the content manager at ViveHealth.com. Interested in all things related to living a healthy lifestyle she works to share valuable information aimed at overcoming obstacles and improving the quality of life for others.
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