by Taetske | 2:39 pm
(Last Updated On: April 3, 2019)

The Food/Sex connection, new evidence


I bet you are raising your eyebrows? Well, if you do, I promise this is going to be a very decent post. I hope it will be a valuable post, shedding some light on one of the problems of modern society. Food has a lot to do with sex. Eating the right type of foods can increase your sex life.

Whether you are a man or a woman, it might be well worth it to continue reading. There is evidence that a poor sex life or sexual dysfunction could indicate some trouble in the future. I am talking about Heart Disease.


The positive effect of adding pumpkin seeds

One is never too old to change one’s habits and I can give you a personal example. A few days ago I received the results for my bone density test. Compared to the results of 2016, I have improved by 2.5%. You might think that does not sound like much, but I can tell you it is. I am 68 and over the years my bone density results had shown a decline.

One might argue that is normal but getting older, one has to be very careful not to get brittle bones. That is why I am so happy to have improved my bone structure. I added seeds and nuts to my already healthy diet and that did the trick.


pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Seeds


Ok, let’s get back to what this post is about.


Food and its influence on your sex life

It seems that a poor lifestyle, i.e. smoking, too many animal-based foods, and especially processed foods, can have a bad effect on your endothelium. You might now ask what is the endothelium. This is a single layer of cells that line the arteries and synthesizes nitric oxide from other similar molecules, which, in turn, helps arteries to dilate (expand).

It helps reduce the potential for arteries to become clogged and contributes to the reduction of atherosclerosis. This very thin lining is present in all the arteries of the body. If this lining gets damaged, it might show up as poor sexual performance many years before a heart disease is recognized.


What food can do for you

There are a lot of foods you can eat and drink to help your arteries stay clean. One of them is Pomegranate juice. It reverses endothelial dysfunction and helps to keep your arteries clean.





This juice is full of antioxidants which helps to mitigate the negative impact that oxidative stress has on sperm function. It has also shown to increase testosterone levels in men and women. Testosterone is one of the major hormones needed for sex performance. The taste of pomegranate juice is very nice so do give it a try. Swap your soda pop for this natural juice and enjoy a better sex life.

Pomegranate has been used in recipes for hundreds of years. Even today you will find nice recipes where you can include this healthy fruit. I came across this yummy recipe recently and I would like to share it with you.


How about eating some pistachios

Another very helpful food is nuts. One of them, the pistachio nut seems to do the trick. Eating some 100 grams a day will have a positive effect after 3 weeks. The positive effects of pistachio nuts were noted in a scientific study on men with erectile dysfunction. Cholesterol values went down, there was more blood flow in the penis and the ability to have erections was improved.



Keep your endothelium healthy

One of the main things seems to be that a healthy endothelium will do the trick. If it is “sick”, meaning clogged with wrong foods like animal products, man-made foods, fatty foods and bad fats like canola oil, you can understand your sex life will suffer. One should have a plant-based diet.

This does not mean you have to nibble on a lettuce leaf the whole day and that is all you get.  A balanced diet, including plants, will promote the production of nitric oxide through the endothelium which will improve your sex life.

Add foods that are high in L-arginine like pine nuts, peanuts, walnuts, almonds and of course pistachios. Brazil nuts should also form part of the mixture. Take a handful of nuts as a snack for in between, much better than those bars loaded with sugar.





Some other foods which need a place on your menu are Arugula, rhubarb, kale, spinach, beets, and bok choy and do not forget to top it off with some fruits like grapes, apples and green tea.


The benefits of drinking green tea

Green tea is about the best you can drink. Its positive effects on your health are many. Your heart will thank you when drinking a few cups a day. It is full of antioxidants which will fight cancer and it enhances your bone strength fighting osteoporosis.

These are only some of the benefits of drinking this tea known for thousands of years in Japan, China and other Asian countries. What is important in choosing your brand of green tea is that it should be of high quality. Cheap teas might be loaded with pesticides and can contain artificial flavors, heavy metals, mold, and could even have hidden GMO’s. So please, only buy high-quality organic tea.


tea plantation

Tea Plantation



An unhealthy lifestyle will not promote a happy sex life. A stressful life and fast food is definitely not a help. The hidden stuff in man-made foods, like additives, GMO,s, pesticides, artificial colors, bad fats, and sugar, or even worse aspartame, can all have a negative influence. These things will accumulate and clog up your arteries. With clogged up arteries the blood does not flow to where it is needed, I suppose you follow me.

Erectile dysfunction can be the first telltale sign of future heart problems. Knowing this I suppose you might want to have a careful look at your diet and hopefully decide to make some healthy changes. Remember I told you I am 68, and for sure am still interested in a happy sex life.



Source: Food Revolution Network, an article on the 5th of September 2018. Taken from article by Joel Kahn, MD where it was first published

Photo Source: Pixabay


If you are interested to maintain good health and therefore a satisfying sex life you might care to also read the following post.

Update on Fast Food is devastating, beware of your Health.



What I found so amazing about these foods is the influence that they have in this area of our lives. This is a good way to get enhance the natural because in this way you don’t have to worry about side effects. I have done research on some of these foods and find them to be very amazing.

Oct 26.2018 | 12:31 pm


    Good afternoon Norman,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    At least with what we put into our body we have a say. I know it is convenient to get some fast food but in the long run, we will harm ourselves so fast food is definitely not a good choice. I personally think the closer we stay to nature the better we will feel.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 26.2018 | 12:48 pm


Hello Taetski, how are you?

You are absolutelly correct when you say that sex life have conection with heart desease. I had a sister, at age 40 her sex life stopped as she told me; about 3 year later she had a heart attack and she dies at age 53 with another heart attack.

Your Article is so informative and helpful. I am very happy to rear that the pumpkin seads increased 2.5% of you bond density. Is very hard at certain age we have improvement like that. I love all frutes and nuts you recomend so I don’t think would be very difficulty to me also to put those in my diet.

About the green tea, I did rear that have allots caffeine, is that information accurate? If so I have to void because caffeine is not good for hight blood pression that I have.

When you drink a green tea, is with or without sugar? I know sugar is not our best friends, but I can’t drink anything without some sweetness on, so because I am diabetic I preffer no take those drinks that I would love to do.

Thank you so much for the rich article. I am sure will change allots people life.

Cheers to you success dear,


Oct 27.2018 | 07:55 am


    Good afternoon Telma,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I am sorry to hear your sister died at such an early age, that really is a sad loss for you.

    I am happy you find this article helpfull, it is not too difficult to make some changes in the foods we eat.

    As to your question on green tea, do not worry. Green tea has a lot less caffeine than dark tea. Dark tea has a lot less than coffee. So you can have a couple of cups a day, no problem. 

    As to sweeten your tea I would advice Stevia, but only the good type. here is a link to one of my posts. You could also try with a little spoon of real raw honey, that is also a healthy alternative to sugar.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 27.2018 | 02:11 pm

Shane Black

Hi Taetske,

Thanks so much for writing this very informative article. They often say that you learn something new every day and I certainly learned something from this post. 

I had never really given any thought to the relationship between food and sex so it was very interesting the effect that various foods has on the human body. Who would have thought that pumpkin seeds, pistachio nuts and pomegranate juice could have such a positive effect on sex-life. 

Thanks again for writing this article. 



Nov 11.2018 | 02:50 pm


    Good Morning Shane,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Everything is related. Your total lifestyle has a big impact on your health, also in what shape you will be in the future years. As we constantly renew our cells it is up to us for the new cells to be better or worse. Food plays the biggest part in this but also the air we breathe, the water we drink and how we manage stress in our lives. Not to forget all the different types of radiation we have created around us. It is never too late to make some healthy changes.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 12.2018 | 07:44 am


Thank you Taetske for your article about how proper nutrition is good for your sex life. When I was younger the only thing I needed was a bottle of vodka and a double cheeseburger to enjoy a happy sex life, but now that I am getting a little older I have found that nutrition and exercise play a key role in my overall health. I will definitely try eating more nuts and dropping the coffee and switching to tea. I hope to be sexually active at 68 as well. Thanks again.

Nov 11.2018 | 03:00 pm


    Good Morning Micah,

    Hmmm, I do not really know what to think about this bottle of Vodka and the double cheeseburger. How about a glass of good red wine and an organic steak instead? Your body will thank you. Man-made foods will have a negative impact on your health so if you want to be in a good shape even at 68 you might have to make some adjustments.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 12.2018 | 07:44 am


Hi Taetske,

I love reading your article. Our nutrition as you explain very well has a direct connection with our sex life. We must consume healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, fish, certain meats to avoid certain fats. 

We could then say that these foods are capable of improving our performance. I’m glad to know that thanks to them, your bone structure increased its density, congratulations! 

I ask you a question that you think about physical exercise, can it also improve our performance?

I await your opinion. Regards!


Nov 11.2018 | 03:05 pm


    Good Morning Claudio,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I was also very happy with the positive results of my bone density test. I mean this is real proof that the right foods can be a help.

    You ask me if exercise should be included in daily life. I personally say yes. I do a light exercise program in the house and then I do quite a bit of garden work. As the temperatures are quite mild in the winter between 15 to 20 C it is ideal to work outside. Fresh air and sunshine. At the moment I am busy replanting all the geraniums, quite a job I can tell you. I will be occupied with that the whole month of November. As I live on a farm there are always things to do here.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 12.2018 | 07:44 am


What an informative article! Thank you so much! My husband and I just started juicing a couple weeks ago and the main reason for it was his high triglycerides level. I didn’t know that kale, arugula, and rhubarb helps with clogged arteries. I also heard about pine nuts very good for the cardiovascular system. Thanks for sharing this article, very helpful! Now I have to go and buy more greens and nuts))))

Nov 11.2018 | 03:05 pm


    Good afternoon Alyona,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?
    It is quite amazing all the things Mother Nature offers us to stay healthy. It is a good idea to eat some mixed nuts and seeds every day. Juicing is also very beneficial for your health. I hope to see you again.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 11.2018 | 04:20 pm

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