Experts say an herbal date could be good for your love life, with health benefits you might see in the bedroom.
vegetable brand, future farm has teamed up with sexpert Annabelle Knight and Harley Street nutritionist Lily Soutter to offer their advice on how going meatless this V-Day could give your love life a boost.
Pedro Zuim, Marketing Director of Future Farm, said: “As a producer of plant-based products, we have always championed the health benefits of being meatless. However, the benefits of performance and pleasure in the bedroom are often overlooked and considered taboo.
“To address this issue and highlight the benefits of trying plant-based foods, we enlisted sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight and Harley Street nutritionist Lily Soutter. All two help dispel any meatless myths and provide practical advice for those looking to experiment in the kitchen – and the bedroom.
1. You will last longer in bed
Sex and relationship specialist Annabelle Knight has been a vegan for six months. She said: “Research has shown that living a plant-based lifestyle helps improve athletic endurance (well, if it’s good enough for Venus Williams, David Haye and Lewis Hamilton!) Why? Well, a herbal diet helps promote better cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure which, once in the bedroom, means you can expect longer lasting and more pleasurable sex – which can also lead to higher levels of self-confidence and a happier, healthier relationship.”
2.Things could get better Nutritionist Lily Soutter has an in-depth knowledge of food science and how it fuels a healthy lifestyle and says: “The Mediterranean diet has long been known to support a healthy heart, but research has also shown that these benefits can extend to sexual health – reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction and preserving sexual function. So, by eating less meat, fish and moderate dairy, small amounts of red wine, and emphasizing plant-based foods, things could definitely improve in the bedroom.
3.Get the blood pumping
Annabelle added, “Eating animal products doesn’t just affect the male cardiovascular system. Arteries are arteries, and decreased blood flow means people with vaginas can be affected as well. the sexy signals from our genitals reach our brains in one piece, resulting in better feeling and more pleasure! A plant-based diet means more blood flow to our sex organs, better signals to the brain, and increased desire and pleasure.
4. High watermelon sugar
Lily said: “Watermelon has been hailed as nature’s Viagra, but is there any truth to it? Well, watermelon is a source of an amino acid called L-citrulline and the precursor of L-arginine, and studies have shown that L-citrulline can improve symptoms in people with mild erectile dysfunction – and it’s a similar story with L-arginine too. If you’re looking to put it to the test, opt for the orange and yellow varieties, which have slightly higher levels than the red watermelon.”
5.Plant-based people are more…delicious
Annabelle Knight added: “Switching to a plant-based diet can make you smell and taste better! A 2006 body odor and diet study found that people who avoid animal products smell ‘significantly ‘ better than those that don’t.”
6.Consider an edible aphrodisiac
Lily said: “Have you ever wondered if there are edible aphrodisiacs? Maca is a root vegetable that is historically grown in the Andes and has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac. Some evidence suggests that maca root may benefit those with low libido or low sexual desire when taken for at least 3 months Other clinical trials suggest benefits for increased sperm count, sperm motility and sexual function .
* Pregnant or breastfeeding? Please consult your doctor before taking maca root.
seven.You’ll feel like a rock star between the sheets
Annabelle Knight added: “After switching to a vegan diet, you might feel like a god or goddess in the bedroom. An amazing study of 5,000 people found that after switching to a plant-based diet, nearly 70% of participants found themselves feeling significantly sexier.This boost led to higher levels of sexual activity and an overall experience of better sexual performance.
8.Bring you closer!
Annabelle Knight added: “Learning to cook with plant-based ingredients is a whole new ballgame. And luckily trying new dishes is something we can all agree on, it’s pretty awesome and something to look forward to. Taking turns cooking for one another is an “act of service” and one of the five love languages, which means it’s great for your relationship.
“but if acts of service aren’t your thing, then maybe ‘quality time’ is, will definitely help you feel more connected. The kitchen just got a little warmer… !”
9.You’ll feel happier inside and outside the bedroom
Annabelle added: “Fortunately, one of the best changes you can expect after switching to a plant-based diet is an improvement in your mood… for the better! of serotonin, which makes you feel much happier and happier. Whether single or in a relationship, it’s a benefit we can all enjoy!”
ten. Banish Valentine’s Bloat
Lily said: “If you are prone to bloating and it interferes with your libido, you might be concerned about trying a plant-based diet that is high in fiber and may encourage bloating. However, there are some simple tips to minimize symptoms. Mindful eating, for example, can be a great way to support healthy digestion and reduce the risk of bloating. Focus on chewing thoroughly, eat slowly, and, if possible, eat far distractions such as laptops, televisions and phones.”