Take your olive oil and things will be looking up
FORGET sex toys and oysters, apparently the secret to boosting a man’s performance in the bedroom is a good weekly dose of olive oil.
That’s right, just nine tablespoons of your kitchen cooking staple is enough to reduce impotence by about 40 per cent, by keeping blood vessels healthy and maintaining circulation throughout the body.
Scientists from the University of Athens studied 660 men with an average age of 67 and found that those who adopted a Mediterraneanstyle diet – rich in fruit and vegetables, legumes, fish and nuts, as well as olive oil – had far fewer problems in between the sheets and even saw a vast improvement in their bedroom prowess.
Olive oil can also help dramatically increase testosterone levels, which reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to get and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction currently affects about one million Australian men, and experts predict this percentage will escalate as our population lives longer.
Lead researcher Dr Christina Chrysohoou said diet and exercise were key to improving sexual capacity of middle age and elderly men.
“Men that follow a Med diet – particularly consuming lots of olive oil – see their risk of impotence reduced by up to 40 per cent in older age.”
She said small lifestyle changes could prove more beneficial for those looking for a long-term solution.
“It offers men a long-term solution without taking any medication, such as Viagra.”