Yes, I'm posting about sex! It's important for all of us. It calms the nervous system and boosts oxytocin (also known as the love hormone), which calms anxiety. Healthy blood flow is important for good health, athletic performance and even sex!
Nitric oxide is a vasodilator so it enlarges blood vessels and improves blood flow. Viagra stimulates nitric oxide for this very reason. L-arginine is used by the body to make nitric oxide and is also a component of ejaculate.
Men and women can both benefit from improved blood flow during arousal. You can stimulate your own levels of nitric oxide by simply eating foods that are high in nitric oxide and l-arginine. The following foods are great sources of nitric oxide and l-arginine:
- Most nuts including almonds, cashews and pistachios
- Seeds including sunflower, flax
- Seafood, including salmon and shrimp
- Dark chocolate
- Spinach and arugula
Be careful when supplementing with l-arginine. It must be balanced with l-lysine and should not be used by some people. This is true of all supplements. We always evaluate our clients carefully before recommending any supplements.
Prepare a meal like this one and enjoy!