We all know that good nutrition and making healthy choices does have a significant impact on health and wellbeing. Eating unhealthy foods can increase the risk of heart disease, early aging, diabetes, certain types of cancer, obesity the list goes on and on. On top of this, habits such as drinking too much, using drugs and smoking can cause serious health problems and reduce life expectancy.
However, it is not simply the ability to run a race, lift a couch, or live to be 97 that is at stake. Poor nutrition and other unwise habits can affect the sensitivity and function of the penis, taking the fun out of any guys sex life. The following list of dos and donts can help men of all ages to understand why it is important to live a healthy lifestyle and get the penis nutrition that is essential to a long and satisfying sex life.
DO choose lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and minimally processed starches such as brown rice, whole wheat breads, pastas, and whole grain cereals. These foods contain the nutrients to supply the body with the building blocks it needs to maintain proper penile function, stimulate healthy blood flow, regulate the metabolism and to keep the immune system strong. Good nutrition promotes healthy blood flow to the penis, supports the regeneration of damaged nerve cells, and helps to keep the skin smooth, supple and responsive.
DONT eat foods that are high in animal fats or refined sugars. These foods may be filling and satisfying in the short term, but they cause many long-term health problems. High-calorie, fat-loaded foods and beverages are largely responsible for the high percentage of obesity in our country, a condition which affects heart and nerve function (both essential to the ability to enjoy healthy sex). For guys who think they can keep it up no matter what, think about it this way: gut fat makes the penis look smaller, not the image most guys want to project.
DO get plenty of exercise, and do so on a regular basis. A trip to the gym once a week to push around some iron might look good to the chicks on the elliptical machines, but it wont help keep the heart pumping and the blood flowing or do anything much about the spare tire.
The right amount of cardiovascular exercise (3 times a week) keeps the body weight in check, improves circulation (an important factor in erectile function and maintaining healthy, responsive skin).
DONT smoke. Smoking not only causes lung cancer (and bad breath), it makes the skin look older, stains the teeth and hands, kills the cardiovascular system, and is known to impair healthy sexual function. In fact, smoking not only makes it harder to get it up, keep it up and get off, it can actually make the penis shrink.
DO think twice before taking that fourth or fifth (or whatever) drink. It might feel good now, but drinking too much causes weight gain, damages the liver, and can limit erectile function. There is also evidence that too much alcohol lowers the sperm count, and it certainly wreaks havoc with penis sensitivity. Besides, the more alcohol consumed, the greater the likelihood of falling asleep (or passing out) before the main event.