There is an important interdependence between food and human sexual function. Both traditional and modern medicine believe that choosing a diet with special effects can achieve the goals of strengthening sperm, strengthening yang, tonifying the kidneys, and strengthening the body. A diet that has the function of tonifying the kidneys and promoting yang can have a beneficial impact on sexual desire, reactions, and behavior. From the perspective of maintaining and regulating sexual function, the following principles should be mastered in daily diet.
The Four Principles of Kidney Tonifying and Yang Strengthening Diet
(1) Consume sufficient high-quality protein.
Protein contains a variety of amino acids required for human activities. They participate in the formation of human histiocyte, including sexual organs and germ cell. For example, arginine is an important formula for spermatogenesis, which can improve sexual function and eliminate fatigue. Soybean foods, especially frozen tofu, are rich in arginine. The main sources of high-quality protein include animal proteins such as poultry, eggs, fish, meat, and legume proteins
(2) Attention should be paid to the supplementation of enzymes.
Enzymes are special proteins that have catalytic effects in the body and can promote metabolism, which is beneficial for health. If there is a lack of enzymes in the body, functional decline can occur, including sexual dysfunction, and even loss of fertility. Enzymes exist in various types of food. When cooking food, it is important to note that the temperature should not be too high and the time should not be too long. Cooking methods such as frying, roasting, and frying can be used to prevent enzyme damage.
3) Provide an appropriate amount of fat.
In recent years, with the increasing awareness of people's health, most adult men are concerned that consuming fat and cholesterol can lead to obesity, heart disease, etc. Therefore, many people have adopted a fear of fat mentality and become vegetarians. However, from the perspective of maintaining sexual function, a certain amount of fat should be consumed appropriately. Because sex hormones in the human body are mainly converted from cholesterol in fat, long-term vegetarians can affect the secretion of sex hormones, which is not conducive to the maintenance of sexual function. In addition, fat contains some essential fatty acids required for sperm production. If lacking, it not only affects sperm production, but also can cause a decrease in libido. Moderate consumption of fat also helps to absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin E. Meat, fish, and poultry eggs contain a high amount of cholesterol, and moderate intake is beneficial for the synthesis of sex hormones, especially in the visceral organs of animals. Therefore, appropriate consumption should be chosen
(4) Pay attention to supplementing vitamins and trace elements related to sexual function.
Modern medical research shows that zinc deficiency in the human body can lead to a decrease in sperm count, an increase in abnormal sperm count, as well as decreased sexual and reproductive function, and even infertility. Animal organs, lean meat, oysters, milk, beans, potatoes, and brown sugar are rich in zinc. Both vitamin A and vitamin E have the effect of delaying aging and sexual dysfunction, and have good effects on sperm production and improving sperm activity. Avian eggs, dairy products, fish, crabs, shellfish, leeks, celery, carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, dried peppers and tomatoes contain vitamin A, while rice germ, egg yolks, beans, sesame, peanuts, vegetable oil, wheat germ and cereal contain vitamin E. Vitamin C also has a positive effect on maintaining sexual function. Foods rich in vitamin C include fresh dates, hawthorn, kiwifruit, and various vegetables and fruits. In addition, the following foods all have good effects on enhancing sperm and erectile function, and can be chosen for consumption. Abalone, octopus, clam, oyster, clam, conch, sea fan, and other shellfish are rich in amino acids and are effective strong sperm foods. Smooth aquatic products also have strong sperm effects, such as eels, eels, loaches, and so on.