Nine spoonfuls of olive oil a week reduces impotence

Olive oil could be better than Viagra at boosting a man’s sexual performance.

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A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but did you know that a spoonful of olive oil a day may help something else go up?

Scientists from the University of Athens say that nine tablespoons of olive oil a week could be better than Viagra at boosting a man’s sexual performance.

According to a study of 660 men with an average age of 67, a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables, fish, legumes and nuts and, most importantly, at least nine tablespoons of olive oil a week, is enough to reduce impotence by about 40 per cent.

Olive oil keeps blood vessels and your circulatory system healthy, as well as a whole host of other health benefits.

The study found that not only does olive oil reduce instances of erectile dysfunction, it also helped make men better lovers.

That’s because olive oil increases testosterone levels and, with the benefits of a healthy circulatory system, men feel less tired and so able to perform better between the sheets.

According to the British National Health Service, tiredness, anxiety and drinking too much are the main causes of erectile dysfunction.

Lead researcher of this study, Dr Christina Chrysohoou, said diet and exercise are key to improving sexual capacity of middle age and older men.

“Men that follow a Mediterranean diet – particularly consuming lots of olive oil – see their risk of impotence reduced by up to 40 per cent in older age,” she told Medical Daily.

“This diet keeps your blood vessels healthy and lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and central obesity.”

She added that Viagra has helped to improve the sex life of millions, but common side-effects include headache, back pain and visual disturbance, and it should only be considered a short-term solution.

“It offers men a long-term solution without taking any medication, such as Viagra. This diet keeps your blood vessels healthy,” said Dr Chrysohoou.

“Viagra does not improve something long-term. It can only give some [a] short effect in order to have sexual capacity.”

Eating a Mediterranean diet can be seen as a long-term solution for more than a healthy sex life, too.

Do you consume enough olive oil? Have you tried the Mediterranean diet?

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    pedro the swift
    5th Oct 2018
    12:36pm
    I presume that means taken internally not massaged on the vital place
    Karl Marx
    5th Oct 2018
    12:47pm
    Both Pedro, externally massage all over & your partner lol
    Karl Marx
    5th Oct 2018
    12:45pm
    Just bought a 20 litre container lol
    Anonymous
    5th Oct 2018
    4:51pm
    Have been using the stuff for years, never any problems in that department. Now tell me- what type of oil works with females? Olive oil does not do the same for them in my experience.
    Troubadour
    5th Oct 2018
    12:49pm
    Oh so that is why Greeks and Italians have more children!!
    roy
    5th Oct 2018
    7:44pm
    Why do all Greek men have moustaches, because they like to look like their mothers.
    TREBOR
    5th Oct 2018
    2:36pm
    Hang on - wait until I finish my olive oil lunch......
    musicveg
    7th Oct 2018
    2:14pm
    What a load of rubbish, a good diet is what makes you healthy and your body working well. Olive oil is pure 100% fat and consuming it does not make you healthier, it makes you fat, it is the vegetables in the Mediterranean diet that is of benefit.
    Olive oil is extremely high in calories 1 tablespoon has 119 calories with 14% saturated fat! It is now known that this study as old as it is, was done when Mediterranean people were fitter, worked physically hard and walked everywhere. Eating any kind of fat clogs up the arteries and liver and there is no nutritional benefit in consuming any oils and humans do not need oil at all. Low fat wholefood diet is the best, without the oils.


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