You may already know that anti oxidants can help prevent cancer, reduce the effects of aging and is good for a healthy heart, etc. But do you know that recent medical studies also suggest that antioxidants can improve men’s sexual health? Yes, that’s true, the darling of health supplements, antioxidants, can help improve your bedroom performance in addition to helping you live longer.
But back to why antioxidants are so crucial for our overall wellbeing. The issue of free radicals (free electrons that are released when our body digest food) damaging our health is not new. Antioxidants are the like the policemen that go after the bad guys (free radicals) and then send them to jail. That’s why they are so important for without anti oxidants, our bodies will be ravaged in no time.
So how can men get access to the antioxidants for both general and sexual health benefits? By consuming the right type of foods that contain them! Here are some:
1. Vitamin E
Vitamin E can promote sperm motility, an essential characteristic of healthy sperms for reproduction. Besides this function, Vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin, can penetrate cell membranes and protect them from free radical attacks too. This class of vitamins is also good for the flexibility of the sperm walls which makes sperms healthy. You can improve the health of your sperm by taking about 100 milligrams of Vitamin E daily.
2. Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid, commonly called Vitamins C, is one of the most versatile anti oxidants we know. This vitamin has the ability to strengthen the small blood vessels that carry oxygen and other nutrients to all parts of our body. If the quality of your sperms are not up to par, then this is an indication that you lack Vitamin C in your diet. Studies have shown that Vitamin C intake can reduce “sperm clumping” and thus improve sperm motility. You just need a supplements of 500 milligrams for good results. You can also improve your sperm count, motility, and lifespan with an intake of Vitamin C.
It is a well known fact that Zinc is an important and critical element in the division of cells and the production of healthy sperms in men. Thus it is considered the most important mineral for male sexual health. Regular and proper supplementation of zinc in your diet can help improve testosterone metabolism, testicle growth, sperm production and sperm motility. Because your body does not naturally produce zinc on its own, it is crucial that you need to take Zinx supplements for your sexual health. In fact, you may need a minimum of 15 milligrams of zinc in your daily diet for optimal results.
Besides taking the right type of antioxidant supplements, you also need to avoid some bad habits if you want to improve your sexual health.
The usual suspects: alcohol and cigarettes.
Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your testosterone production. As you know, testosterone is the important male hormone you need for semen and sperm production and also for good libido. Alcohol may also interfere in your body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals, so crucial for your health.
Say no to cigarettes – even if they don’t listen to you. This really bad habit generates large amounts of free radicals that are not only bad for your overall health, they actually kill sperm cells too. Do you want that to happen to you? Obviously not. So say not and mean it.