Not only does ditching meat, eggs, and dairy help protect animals and the planet, it can also have a big impact on something else: our sex life.
This Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight exactly why vegans often have better sex lives – and how to give your partner the ultimate present by adopting a plant-based diet. It’s the gift that keeps on giving … and giving … and giving.
Vegans have higher sex drives.
Many vegan foods boost blood circulation – including to the brain, which has a positive effect on the libido. Eating these foods actually improves circulation to all parts of the body, so we have a much higher chance of getting the results we’re looking for in the bedroom. It’s simple: increased blood circulation = better physical response = better sex.
Stock up on cayenne pepper, leafy greens, figs, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, and almonds – great sources of vitamin B and zinc, which elevate testosterone levels and sexual desire – ahead of your Valentine’s Day activities for a fruitful celebration.
Vegans are happier.
A study conducted in 2012 showed that ditching meat and dairy can greatly improve our mood as a result of the consequent natural increase in serotonin levels – and serotonin is what keeps us happy. Other research has even shown that vegans have lower instances of depression and anxiety than meat-eaters do and are more likely to be optimistic about the future.
Being happier doesn’t just make us more attractive to potential suitors – it also means we feel better about ourselves. There’s no better aphrodisiac than self-confidence, and the happiness that comes from going vegan is just what’s needed to get busy between the sheets.
Vegans smell (and taste) better.
One of the amazing effects that going vegan has on our bodies is changing the way we smell and taste – and all for the better. A 2006 study on body odour found that people eating plant-based smelled significantly better than those eating meat, while some people say that when men eat vegan meals packed with fruits and veggies, their semen tastes sweeter.
So throw out your most entrancing perfume, aftershave, or body wash, and swap it for a plant-based diet – although we do recommend that you always stay on top of your hygiene, especially before getting frisky!
Vegans last longer.
Consuming low-fat vegan meals can help combat the most common causes of impotence: high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammation, and hormonal imbalances. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that men who couple regular exercise with a diet rich in flavonoids, found in fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and apples, may reduce their risk of developing erectile dysfunction by over 20 per cent.
The key to a hot, long-lasting love life is to start in the kitchen with delicious vegan meals.
Consuming Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Hurts Our Sex Lives
The cholesterol and saturated animal fat in meat, eggs, and dairy can clog our arteries and slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs – including those that are vital in bed – leading to impotence. Choosing vegan meals, on the other hand, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure and get your equipment back in working condition.
Meat-eating is also linked to numerous other health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
So it’s a no-brainer: celebrate the most romantic day of the year the right way by ditching meat, dairy, and eggs. To get started, you can order our free vegan starter kit for recipes and useful tips, and pledge to go vegan for 30 days to boost your libido and, most importantly, protect animals from exploitation, abuse, and slaughter.