Giving Your Love Life a Boost

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If you want to keep your love life going strong whether you’re in your 20s or 80s – listen up.

It basically comes down to three things.

First, you can actually eat your way to a better love life by following a Mediterranean diet.

“Fruits and veggies. They are high in antioxidants that help preserve the lining of your blood vessels and that translates to better circulation,” said Dr. Sharon Bergquist, Emory School of Medicine.

Better circulation is what it’s all about.

Other beneficial foods include those with omega 3s – the good fats that you find in fish such as salmon or a handful of walnuts. Also eating lean protein such as turkey or chicken can help,” said Dr. Bergquist.

Just as important as eating the right foods is avoiding the wrong ones.

“Foods that are high in fat, high in sugar and simple carbohydrates that get converted to sugar,” said Dr. Bergquist.

Exercise is also key to prolonging your love life.

“Thirty minutes of moderate to intense activity such as walking or gardening for at least five days a week,” said Dr. Bergquist.

Finally, avoid developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

“If we follow a lifestyle that would allow us to prevent these chronic diseases we wouldn’t see the degree of sexual dysfunction that we’re currently seeing,” said Dr. Bergquist.

Say no to ice cream and cake and hop off the couch.

It just might add years to your love life.

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