Take your olive oil and things will be look­ing up

Balonne Beacon - - HEALTHY LIVING - www.bodyand­soul.com.au

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.”

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