Yes, you need some extra virgin in your life to have a great life! Now come on, did you think I am talking about virgin babes? No mister, I am talking about the extra virgin olive oil! You must have heard about some benefits of its for sure like it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, helps in preventing stroke, reducing weight, etc.
But what if I tell you it can boost your performance in the bedroom, improve the health of your swimmers, and help you fight infertility? Okay, so before you rush to the nearby store, and bring home your own personal bottled up virgin, let us see here in detail why extra virgin olive oil is considered a superfood for men!
- Helps in improving the sperm count:
Male infertility accounts for 40 to 50% of total infertility and is constantly on the rise. It happens when you don’t have sufficient, healthy and moving sperm. One important nutrient that helps improve sperm quality and quantity is Vitamin E. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and therefore is prescribed to men to help improve their sperm quality and quantity, naturally.
- As good as, if not better than viagra:
As per new research, a weekly dose of extra virgin olive oil helps in boosting a man’s performance in the bedroom better than the viagra! As per scientists from the University of Athens, nine tablespoons of olive oil, taken over a week, is enough to reduce impotence by 40%! This happens because olive oil not only helps improve the levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone which plays an important role in erection but also helps to keep the blood vessels healthy, thereby ensuring healthy circulation of blood, including to the penile region.
- Helps improve your sex drive or libido:
Adding a dash of olive oil to your diet can help keep you maintain the bedroom heat. It helps to improve testosterone counts dramatically, a hormone responsible for your sex drive or libido. No wonder, they say, that olive oil helps to keep the fire alive in your sex life!
- It has strong anti-inflammatory properties:
Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease as well as diabetes. The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil help to fight inflammation. One of its key ingredients is Oleocanthal, which is shown to work similarly like ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug, only without causing any damage to your liver or intestines.
- Helps prevent skin cancer:
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 5,400 people dying of non-melanoma skin cancer every month, worldwide. A diet high in extra virgin olive oil is shown to reduce skin cancer risk since it consists of oleic acid, which helps inhibit certain cancer-causing genes from functioning in the cells.
- It helps burn Fat:
Obesity not only increases your risk of various diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, but also obese men are at an increased risk of erectile dysfunction and male infertility. Extra virgin olive oil is known to be an excellent ingredient for weight loss. It is densely packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, which helps to increase your basal metabolic rate, thereby allowing your body to burn fat faster.
- Helps prevent memory loss:
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially polyphenols, which not only helps to slow down ageing but also helps prevent memory losses by reducing the deteriorating effects of various diseases on the brain.
- Helps protect the heart:
Being a great source of monounsaturated fats, it is known to help reduce the risk of heart diseases. Further being a rich source of antioxidants, it helps protect the red blood cells from damage, thereby preventing heart diseases like heart attacks and strokes!
A study in which around 7,000 patients were studied with high heart risks, it was found that after 4.8 years, the risk of major cardiovascular events was reduced by 30% in men who were on an extra virgin olive oil diet as compared to the rest.
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Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP