If you’re looking for a sure shot way to improve your libido, consider eating more sea food.
Do you know, adding more seafood to your diet can improve your sex life and even fertility? However, yet there is no study that can prove cause and effect, but couples who ate fish regularly were more likely to conceive children in comparison to others.
This research was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Researchers at Harvard University interviewed 501 couples who were trying to conceive. The couples were asked to track their seafood consumption, dietary habits, and sexual activity. The researchers followed the couples for a year, or until they got pregnant.
According to the results, couples who ate seafood regularly had sex more often — an average of 22% more frequently than couples who consumed less fish. Moreover, 92% of the couples who ate more seafood regularly were expecting a child by the end of the study, compared to 79 percent of the couples who ate seafood less often, according to the report.
Well, this is an obvious question. But researchers found no study to explain the link between seafood intake and pregnancy. They found that the chances of pregnancy increases by eating more fish, even after controlling the frequency of sex. The researchers suggested that seafood intake might affect semen quality, ovulation or embryo quality or may be the couples are spending more time together.
According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), Fish contain many nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and iron. This is why pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant are recommended to add fish in their diets. However, there are many expectant mothers which limit their intake due to fears about mercury exposure.
Mercury can affect the development of children and unborn babies. Various species of fish such as shark, king mackerel, swordfish, and tilefish contain potentially harmful levels of mercury.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 90% of the fish in the US contains low concentrations of mercury and is safe to eat. The seafood that contains low level of mercury are salmon and albacore tuna. And most of the Americans get two to three servings of low-mercury fish each week
We are sure that this study will help encourage couples to add more sea food to their diet, especially the ones who are avoiding seafood due to fear of high mercury to consume seafood two to three times a week, as most seafood in the U.S. has low mercury levels.
However, if seafood is not helping you, consult with your healthcare provider. Your doctor may run some test to find out the reason that’s affecting your libido. Moreover, your doctor may recommend your Sildenafil/ generic Viagra to improve your sex life.