Why Sugar Is As Bad As Alcohol, Part II

This is the second of two posts, so please follow up with the first part if you did not go through it, for the full story.

Now, let’s look at ethanol (drinking alcohol):

To see what makes it so different from glucose, here is what happens in the liver when you have an alcoholic drink. As you can guess ethanol is not necessary for any biological process, so a majority of it is processed like a toxin in the liver. 10% will get processed in the stomach and intestines and another 10% gets processed by the kidneys, muscle and the brain. This is the first big difference between glucose and ethanol. The liver has to work four times as hard because it processes 80% of alcohol that comes in. Ethanol doesn’t need insulin to get into the cells, it just diffusers in there and is converted to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde generates something called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). ROS damage proteins in the body, can cause cancer and are thought to be the key factor in ageing. This is how antioxidants are supposed to combat ageing because they deal with these ROSs. The acetaldehyde then gets converted down to acetate and goes into the mitochondria like last time. With glucose, only 20% of the substrate went to the liver and maybe half of what went to the liver, went to the mitochondria because the rest went to glycogen. So what alcohol is doing is overloading your mitochondria.

So a bunch of acetate comes in, goes through the TCA cycle and you’re left with a ton of citrate. The same three enzymes that start new fat making are stimulated and you end up with a lot of bad fat (VLDL). These will go to your fat stores primarily your visceral fat. This is the stuff that causes a lot of health issues and surround your organs giving you a big gut. This is why people get beer bellies because that’s the area that gets filled with the fat produced by alcohol.

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So the liver has all of this fat being produced that doesn’t want sitting around inside it, so it will also export some of the fat out in the form of free fatty acids. These can get into the muscle causing muscle insulin resistance which is very problematic. Some of the fat won’t even be able to get out of the liver, so you’ll have a fat droplet just sitting in the liver and now you have your alcoholic fatty liver disease.

So, the excess of Acyl-CoA, the ethanol and the reactive oxygen species activate an enzyme called JNK-1 which is the bridge between metabolism and inflammation. This ends up further damaging the liver and promote insulin resistance within the liver by inactivating IRS-1, that insulin receptor from before. This means that the pancreas has to work a lot harder and pump more insulin out to do its job.

Now, let’s look at Sugar:

Sugar is made up of equal parts, glucose and fructose. Fructose is what causes the problem, so let’s see how it’s metabolised very similarly to ethanol. Here’s that’s going on in the liver when you have a glass of something sweet like orange juice.

Like ethanol, fructose is not necessary to the body, so it’s treated like a foreign substance and almost 100% of it is processed in the liver. It comes in, gets metabolised down to pyruvate and enters the mitochondria. Now we have the same situation where everything goes straight to the liver, does not get stored into glycogen and overload your liver cells’ mitochondria. The pyruvate goes through the TCA cycle, produces a bunch of citrate and that gets converted down to VLDL. This leads to increased risk of heart disease and visceral fat accumulation. Now you’ve got a soda-belly.

Like before, it also exits the cell as free fatty acids leading to insulin resistance in the muscle. Not all the fat can get out of the cell so fat accumulates in the liver and now you get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the leading cause of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in the United States.

The same JNK-1 cable and get stimulated which promote inflammation and JNK-1 acts on the same IRS insulin receptor, causing insulin resistance in the liver.

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All of this is actually illustrated really well in the movie ‘That Sugar Film’. Damon Gameau goes on a diet with plenty of low-fat and so-called healthy foods like yoghurt, wholegrain cereals, fruit juice and fruit smoothies. The aim is to eat foods that are marketed as ‘healthy’, while reaching the average sugar intake of the typical Australian which is about 40 teaspoons. His results demonstrate all these biochemical processes we just talked about. He gained 8.5 kg and an extra 7% total body fat, mainly in the form of visceral fat. His heart disease risk went up, he’s developed insulin resistance and after only 18 days he developed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. What I thought was interesting was that he didn’t change the amount of calories he was consuming, yet he packed on such a significant amount of fat.

Actually there is another element to fructose metabolism that makes it generate so much fat. Fructose form something called Xylulose-5-phosphate and this further stimulates the De Novo Lipogenesis enzymes leading to even more fat-making. That explains the obesity epidemic. Also, when it is getting converted to fructose 1-phosphate, it produces uric acid. Uric acid raises your blood pressure and now, you get hypertension too.

Oh, and Coca-Cola still wants to pretend that obesity is all about calories and a calorie is just a calories, no matter where it comes from. One thing I should mention is that fibre helps prevent the sugar in fruit from becoming a problem. Fibre reduces the rate of intestinal absorption, meaning your liver can easily handle the steady stream of sugar from a piece of fruit. The fibre will also fill you up. So, four apples might actually be a lot of food to take in one sitting but you can get four whole apples worth of sugar delivered to your liver in a few seconds from one glass of apple juice. One night of tequila shot isn’t going to cause your liver to explode but having a shot of whiskey with every meal and for a snack would do some serious damage. By the same token having a big piece of cake with ice cream at a birthday party isn’t that big of a deal but most of us are loading up on sugar all throughout the day without noticing it.

We’ll have a breakfast of cereal and juice, then a Starbucks in a pseudo milkshake thing on the way to work, have a sandwich with low-fat yogurt for lunch, a granola bar for a snack then some pasta with a salad for dinner.  But we are not realizing that the yoga has as much sugar as candy, the granola bar has as much sugar as a package of Oreos, and even your pasta sauce and salad dressing has sugar pumped into it. 80% of the 600,000 packaged food items on the market have added sugar in them. By the way, you are not going to have any of that protective fibre you find in whole fruit or vegetables; the fibre has been removed to improve the shelf life of the products. The average American child sees 30,000 TV commercials a year, advertising fast foods or candy. While something like ‘Kid Beer’ sounds jokishly evil, maybe it’s not all that different from these fun colourful, sugar-packed items kids have access to wherever they go.

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Why Sugar Is As Bad As Alcohol

“Sugar is poison, it is a chronic…dose-dependent hepato liver toxin.” Dr. Robert Lustig

First off, this is the first of two posts, so please follow up with the second part for the full story.

We are all familiar with the dangers of alcohol and the fact that frequent alcohol consumption can fry your liver. Anyone who has had alcohol before will not doubt that it is a toxin even if they are not familiar with what it specifically does inside your body. This is because you can experience the immediate or acute effects of alcohol exposure in a single night after just a few drinks. You might not notice your heart rate becoming irregular, your blood vessels dilating or your loss fine motor control but you will notice that something is different as you become drunk or intoxicated. Then if pleasant feeling of being drunk had you doubting whether or not alcohol is a toxin, the hangover that comes the next day will surely confirm that it is.

So you don’t really need much education or convincing about whether or not frequent consumption of alcohol has a potentially serious effects on your health. The reason you can feel the effects of alcohol right away and get drunk is because a little bit of the alcohol is metabolised by the brain. Actually what goes to the brain is less than 10% of the alcohol. The majority of it about 80% gets metabolised by the liver. This is why you can develop all sorts of serious liver issues quite quickly if you drinking on a daily basis. However, your liver is a very powerful organ that can handle various toxins relatively well so one night of celebrating your birthday at the bar isn’t going to have you trying to get on the liver transplant list.

But what if we can make an alcoholic drink with a special type of alcohol that didn’t get metabolised in the brain, so you wouldn’t experience the acute effects of alcohol toxicity? You could have several beers at lunch and still be sharp as a tack during the company meeting at 2 PM. Maybe you’d even be allowed to drink and drive because it wouldn’t impair your motor skills. Companies might even get away with marketing this special alcohol to kids. Hey, I mean if the kid isn’t falling down, it should be okay, right? Well, of course not! No parent in their right mind would give the kid alcohol simply because they don’t appear drunk.

So here are the immediate health effects and the long-term health effects that come with alcohol consumption. How you feel about a substance that doesn’t get metabolised in the brain, so you get none of these immediate effects and you only have to worry about 8 of these 12 problems from frequent consumption? Still not okay with that, I’m guessing. Well, we already have a substance like this that is consumed on a daily basis. Like alcohol, is not necessary for any biochemical reaction in the body, you don’t need to survive, is not metabolised in the brain so it doesn’t get you drunk, but like alcohol and other toxins, is processed primarily in the liver. And frequent consumption of it, leads to all sorts of health problems. This substance is fructose.

Sucrose:

Sucrose is made up of one molecule of glucose and one molecule of fructose. Fructose is in honey, it’s in fruit juices, it’s in high-fructose corn syrup; it’s what makes the really sweet stuff sweet.

“Now, you wouldn’t think twice about not giving your kid a Budweiser, but you don’t think twice about giving a kid a can of Coke; but they are the same.” Robert Lustig.

He is one of the biggest factors in bringing the detrimental effects of sugar to light.  At first, he can sound a bit over the top when talking about sugar.

Sugar is poison, it is a chronic…dose-dependent hepato liver toxin.” Dr. Robert Lustig

However he can back all of these statements up with more than 16 years of medical research, academic discourse, policy analysis, data analysis, a whole lot of patient care and maybe the most important, the biochemistry of how sugar is processed in the body. There is all sorts of compelling statistics we could talk about but the actual mechanisms that cause sugar to have such bad effects in the body, paint a much clearer picture. Once you understand how sugar is processed in the body it leaves very little debate as to whether or not sugar could be considered a toxin and you start to see how a lot of modern health issues are caused by sugar.

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Let’s look at how sugar is metabolised:

First, let’s look at glucose or starch to see how non-toxic carbohydrate is metabolised. By the way is not necessary to remember all the specific terms that come up, just pay attention to glucose flows through the cell so we can see how it is different from alcohol and sugar.

So here’s was happening in the liver when you eat something like a slice of white bread. First off, only 20% of the glucose you eat will actually hit the liver because the other 80% is metabolised by all the other cells in your body. Therefore, glucose can get into the liver cell. It needs to stimulate the pancreas to make insulin. The insulin will stimulate this insulin receptor IRS-1, which causes a series of reactions to then stimulate SREBP-1 and activates this enzyme called Glucokinase. Glucokinase takes glucose to Glucose-6-phosphate which mostly gets stored in the liver as glycogen. Glycogen is a good thing because it acts as the reserve tank of energy that your body can access when necessary. This is why runners will carb-load before a race to completely fill up the glycogen stores and have more energy during the race than when it is just sitting in their gut.

What doesn’t go glycogen gets metabolised down to pyruvate. Pyruvate enters the mitochondria. Mitochondria is like the coal furnace of your cell because it converts the pyruvate to Acetyl-CoA, then burns that in the TCA Cycle to produce a bunch of energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).

Not all of this is going to get burned up so a little bit may be leftover as Citrate. The SREBP-1 from before, activates these three enzymes, ACL, ACC and FAS, to start a process known as De Novo Lipogenesis (De Novo means NEW; Lipo means FAT; and Genesis means MAKING). So, the cell is taking this leftover Citrate and converting it into fat. The liver really doesn’t want the fat sitting around inside it so it’s converted down to something called VLDL (Very low-density lipoprotein) which is stored in your fat tissue. Not only can this make you fat but VLDL is actually a big contributor to heart disease.

While it might sound bad, it is actually not that big of a deal because remember only 20% of the glucose made it to the liver then half of  that with the glycogen then a lot of that is burned off for energy so maybe 1/50 of what you ate will actually turn into VLDL. So, can farmer who’s eating rice and vegetables at every meal die of a heart attack? Maybe, but it’s going to happen when they are about age 90, so it’s not too bad.

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How to do Intermittent Fasting for Serious Weight

Intermittent fasting does not tell you what to eat rather it is a pattern of eating

Ever heard of intermittent fasting? It is a tool, not a diet. It does not tell you what to eat; it is a pattern of eating and not eating. It is not about cutting calories; it is just changing when you eat and when you don’t eat.

Why would you practice this anyway? Because it is one, if not “the” most important factors in weight loss. It triggers two main hormones in your body.

  1. Growth hormone (GH) which is anti-ageing, and the most powerful fat burning hormone. GH is the hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells. There are six fat burning hormones and growth hormone is the most powerful of all. It protect your muscles, build lean body mass and lose actual fat.
  2. Insulin hormone is also very powerful even though it almost works counter to the goal of losing weight. It actually will help you store fat. In the presence of insulin you cannot lose weight. It’s such a dominating hormone it will block growth hormone. It is the hormone that makes you fat and give you gut or belly. If someone has a fat gut, all it show is that they have too much insulin.

Intermittent fasting as a tool or technique can really heal insulin resistance. The pancreas is pumping out way too much insulin than you need. What happens is, when you have too much insulin the cell start blocking it and then your body doesn’t get the return communication. Dr Eric Berg gives an analogy that it is like talking to your child and they have ear plugs on. You are going to increase your volume because a person is ignoring you, but they’ll not hear you. There is no two-way communication. So if the pancreas doesn’t have the feedback that the insulin is connecting, it sends more insulin through the channel. So you have a situation where, you have resistance of insulin. It is not working. That is you have low insulin in the cell, but then you have high amounts of insulin in other places which is very destructive, causes pre-diabetes and creates lots of problems.

So when it comes to intermittent fasting you start where you are at and then gradually transition over times. There are different levels of intermittent fasting from no intermittent fasting to some serious fat burning.

So let us start with five meals a day or six meals a day e.g. breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and snack. The principal of intermittent fasting hormonally is that every time you eat you spike insulin. Many of us thought that only when you eat carbohydrates is when you spike insulin. That’s not the case. Eating in general will increase insulin regardless of what you eat even a snack, even if it is healthy. So we have a situation where this person is spiking insulin all day long. Our bodies are not designed to eat and graze all day long.

Step 1.

The goal is to switch to 3 meals a day and no snacks. The secret to go from one meal to next without being hungry, involves eating more fat.

Step 2.

To take the fasting to the next level and burn even more fat, Dr Berg suggests a pattern of 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours window of eating (16:8).

Example If you wake up in the morning and you are not hungry, well, don’t eat. Wait until you’re hungry. The ideal situation is to go 4 hours from when you wake up, before you eat the first meal. Say you get up at 6 am, you wait until 10 am before you get your breakfast. So that means that your last meal is going to be at 6 pm later that day. That is eight-hour 3 meals eating window.

Note: The real power of intermittent fasting, is through the night and in the morning. During that period, you have uninterrupted and major fat burning.

Step 3.

To take it further to the next level of serious fat burning, you need to adjust two meals. This is where you have a 20 hours fasting window and 4 hours of eating (20:4). Say you wake up at 6 am, wait until say 12 noon to have the first meal. Then take the next meal four hours later. Here you have a 4 hours eating window and 20 hours of serious fat burning.

Step 4.

Combine exercise particularly high intense interval training with intermittent fasting and the results will be awesome.

The gradual transition from one pattern of eating to the next takes time and dedication to the process. This transition from five meals to three meals could take you three weeks, but three meals to two meals could take a month or two or even three months before you get to this point or even longer.

This information, I learnt from Dr Eric Berg. He is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods.

Below Dr Eric Berg talking about acceptable liquids with intermittent fasting

 

Easy Ways to Beat Insomnia with Plants

Insomnia is a sleep disorder where a person suffering from it finds it difficult to fall and or stay asleep. It is very frustrating when you’re tired and you can’t sleep.

Having plants in your home could be little unconventional way of dealing with insomnia. However, there are some potential health benefit of adding some plants to your decor. The following plants have been found to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation and thus improve your quality of sleep and ultimately your life.

Jasmine flowers will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep
Jasmine flowers will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep

 

White Jasmine

White jasmine is known for its characteristic fragrance of its flower. It also has a natural healing property. Jasmine essential oil is one of the most expensive oils because it is believed to help reduce anxiety and improve your mood.

White Jasmine flowers in your bedroom, will blossom at night and release a scent that has shown to promote more restful sleep, decrease anxiety and improve mental performance.

English Ivy reduces airborne mould
English Ivy reduces airborne mould

English Ivy

English ivy is native to most of Europe and western Asia and it is a clinging evergreen vine.

This plant, when alive in your home has multiple health benefits. Studies have found that English ivy reduces airborne mould particles and its vine is good at taking toxins from the air while releasing healthy and essential oxygen. A blend of those benefit are clear factors for a good sleep.

Lavender has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing.
Lavender has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing.

Lavender

Lavender has been widely accepted and used for many years. It has properties that promote relaxation and sooth the nervous system. Lavender oil may be used on your pillow or in a diffuser to help you sleep.

Alternatively you can put the whole lavender plant in your room. It has a floral fragrance and is very soothing and relaxing, which makes it invaluable for all types of stress-related conditions, such as insomnia.

Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality
Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality

Aloe Vera

With all the widely known and publicised benefits of Aloe Vera plant, few seem to know that sleep deprivation can be combated with it as well. Recent studies have found that Aloe Vera releases large amount of oxygen which improves air quality. When Aloe Vera plant is put in the bedroom, it will improves quality of air as well as making breathing easier.

Snake plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day
Snake plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day

Snake Plant

This native to tropical West Africa. An evergreen perennial plant. It has stiff leaves that grow vertically.

This a great decorative plant that seems to carry a lot of night benefits. Researches have found that this plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day. Obviously as we earlier indicated, oxygen improves the quality of air hence making breathing easier.

Consider adding any or a combination of the above mentioned plants in your home and you will certainly notice a major improvement in your sleep.

Are You Drinking The Right Water?

Spring sourced fresh water
Spring sourced fresh water

It is very important to know the right water that you should drink. Your body is a living organism and so the best water for it is fresh, living water. This is water that has not been processed, tampered with or denatured in any way.

Let us first look at Municipal Tap Water. It is usually recycled toilet and bathroom water. It is collected and then sent to a treatment facility where many chemicals are added to get rid of pathogens. Then it is brought back to your taps and you go on drinking it. However, the processes it goes through are unable to remove all the sediments in the water.

Shockingly, city water has been found to contain a large amounts of tissue paper and tampon paper. You can test that by putting electrodes in a glass of this water. You will clearly see the matter from tampon, tissue paper and many more, begin to separate from the water molecules visually.

Drugs are also being found in municipal water. Traces of many prescription drugs like chemotherapy ones, anti-depressants among many others are found in the tap water. During water treatment, all these drugs cannot be removed completely and they are found when the water is tested.

There are 256 chemicals found in the tap water. Some chemicals being used to treat water are not really safe.

One of them is chlorine. We know chlorine is a bleaching agent. It destroys the friendly flow of balance in your system making you more prone to different pathogens and strong strains of bacteria. This is one way you become antibiotics dependent all the time. Chlorine gas in history was used by Hitler to madder the Jewish people. If you’ve ever felt dizzy when you came out of a hot shower, most likely that was caused by Chlorine molecule in the water turning into Chlorine gas. Unfortunately you made your own Chlorine gas chamber.

Pineal gland also known as third eye
Pineal gland also known as third eye

The other chemical being used is fluoride. To begin with, fluoride was used by tyrant rulers like Stalin and Hitler to make people in the concentration camps docile and sterile. It is very harmful and has a direct impact on the pineal gland (which produces melatonin) in the brain. This part is also called the third eye. This is the part responsible for your willpower and it’s also known as the third eye.

  • Fluoride is very harmful to the thyroid gland.
  • Over exposure of fluoride to the teeth causes dental fluorosis.
  • Fluoride makes bones more brittle because it is harder than calcium.

So, the best water to drink is spring-sourced fresh water. This is ennobled pure water right from Mother Nature. It is very rich in hydrogen and it hydrates you well. When the body is not well hydrated, it stores water to compensate for the shortage. Such phenomenon causes the body to start gaining weight unnecessarily.

Spring-sourced fresh water is also free from pollution. Right now you should be thinking of where to discover springs in your area.

Apart from spring water, the next best water is well water from a drilled well. It may not be as mature as the spring water but it does not contain the pollutants found in tap water. It may even be hard water meaning its high in mineral that have not fully incubated to become fully structure but I know it is better than municipal tap water.

If for any reason you can’t get spring-sourced fresh water or well water from a drilled well, then make your water.  By making your water I mean filter. In this case you can buy an under-sink reverse osmosis water filter system. With this you are assured that it is not contaminated with chlorine, fluoride, plastic materials and drugs. It is also advisable to add some Himalayan salt to the water you have filtered to replace the minerals lost during the process.

How should these good water be storage?

Avoid plastic bottled water
Avoid plastic bottled water

Good water should come in glass bottle. Avoid plastic bottled water at all cost. Plastic is photo-degradable. That means light breaks it down. Water being a solvent as we know, dissolves the broken down plastic in it. Plastics are Xenoestrogens meaning they create a Hyperestrogenic situation in a person. That means there is excess estrogen in the body. This leads to over-feminization of men making them grow breast tissue and belly fat and estrogen related cancers in women and fibroid tumors.

Our blood has a pH level of 7.35 making it slightly alkaline. This means we must always try to maintain this alkalinity. Acidity on the other hand, causes diseases to thrive and it is unhealthy. Excess acidity in bottled water causes arthritis and cancer cells thrive in acidity. So choose the water that is alkaline.

The Incredible Power Of Your Thoughts To Your Mind and Your Life

Hey who knows how powerful the mind is. This piece of equipment that nature gave us free and clear has intrigued me for some time now. I come across some good work by Jeremy Bennett and I learnt a lot about the mind. It is estimated that the mind can perform ten quadrillion operations per […]

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Natural Viagras to Beat Erectile Dysfunction

Flavonoid rich food
Flavonoid rich food

Wanna stay at the top of your game? How would you like to keep your hard-on to keep your significant other satisfied with your performance? Obviously most men would answer this question with a resounding “yes”.

Studies indicate that 50% of men aged 40 to 70 suffer Erectile Dysfunction (ED) at one time or another. ED is no laughing matter because it causes other problems like low self-esteem, embarrassment, depression, anxiety and even relationship problems.

There are a staggering number of things that cause ED for example sedentary lifestyle where one has little to no physical activity (colloquially let say couch potato), poor diet, underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurological diseases, alcoholism or drug abuse or even smoking history.

To tackle this problem at the heart of it, we need to increase blood flowing well. Majority of people turn to Viagra. It is a good way to start but I think it is no more than a quick fix and it comes with numerous side effects like headache, upset stomach, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, dizziness, nausea, back pain, diarrhea to mention but a few.

Fortunately, there are certain foods that acts like Viagra by improving the blood circulation hence a direct effect to the quality of your erection. Here are 5 foods that could help to keep your hard-on and stay at the top of your game.

  1. Nitrates Rich Foods

Nitrates Dioxide dilates blood vessels, enlarges arteries and increases the blood flow. Nitric oxide is good for your cardiovascular system and therefore it’ll fuel your penile performance even better.

Top Nitrates foods are:

  • Arugula Lettuce, Iceberg lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Beef,
  • Celery,
  • Basil
  • Spring greens
  • Rhubarb
Nitrates Rich Foods
Nitrates Rich Foods
  1. Zinc Rich Foods

Zinc is essential for testosterone making process. For better performance, one ought to feed their body with enough zinc. People with low levels of testosterone are found with low zinc levels.

Zinc rich food include:

  • Oysters, clams
  • Beef, pork, chicken, lamb
  • Wheat germs, spinaches, beans, mushroom, cashews and pumpkin seeds.

Note: Zink from plants is less absorbed by the body.

Oysters are rich in Zink
Oysters are rich in Zink
  1. Flavonoids Rich Foods

Flavonoids are a group of antioxidants which can help improve the blood circulation. Good circulation is the basis of a good erection.

This foods are also responsible for helping protect cells from oxidative damage, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels all of which are contributing factors to erectile dysfunction.

Flavonoid rich food include:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Banana
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  1. L-citrulline Rich Foods

Kidneys change the L- citrulline into L-arginine and nitric oxide both of which are compounds important for the heart as well as the love life.

 

Foods Rich in L- citrulline:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber (Low level)
  • Cantaloupe (Low level)
  1. Lycopene Rich Foods

Lycopene helps the blood vessel relax, enhances the blood circulation and hence benefits your erections and subsequently the lovemaking life.

There are reports that show lycopene can also help men get rid of infertility and prevent prostate cancer. Please note that lycopene is better absorbed when consumed with oily foods such as olive oil or avocado.

Foods Rich in Lycopene:

  • Red coloured foods like tomatoes
  • Carrots, guavas, watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Red bell pepper
  • Asparagus
Red colored foods are Rich in Lycopene
Red colored foods are Rich in Lycopene

Now you know, so what’s the excuse? Foods have the power to help fight ED and get back the respect from your significant other. Most importantly enhance that love life for better intimate relationship.

How to Make a Homemade Natural Viagra

Watermelon and Beetroot juice a secret to bedroom satisfaction
Watermelon and Beetroot juice a secret to bedroom satisfaction

Viagra is a brand name for sildenafil, is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.

Viagra has many side effects including;

Headache, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, back pain, nausea, sneezing, flushing in the face, neck, or chest. Others people report upset stomach, indigestion and muscular pain or tenderness.

All the above may be a thing of the past with this natural homemade lovemaking prescription drink. It is an affordable and natural way to bring bedroom satisfaction. It is very safe and easy to make with readily available ingredients.

  • A ¼ to ½ watermelon depending on the size
  • 1 beetroot

Process

  • Cut the watermelon into chunks.
  • Peel the beetroot, wash it and cut it into quarters.
  • Push them into a juicer and slow it for better results.
  • That’s it! No additives.

Watermelon known as nature’s Viagra by scientists, can provide benefit to men who suffer from mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. It’s beneficial to men who suffer from mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. The high concentrations of amino acid citrulline found in this thirst quenching fruit, are known to increase the blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels which is similar to what Viagra does but without the side-effects. In addition to relaxing the blood vessels, citrulline is also known to promote energy. Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise.

Beetroot juice contain significant levels of dietary nitrate, which is then converted into nitrate oxide in the blood. Nitrate oxide is a gas which widens blood vessels and aids blood flow to every extremities. Beetroot has high amounts of boron mineral, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. It helps the body metabolize and increases testosterone levels in men.

Beetroot is also relaxing. It contains betaine which relaxes the mind and trytophan (also found in chocolate) and contributes to a sense of wellbeing and happiness, perfect to get you in the mood.

Come-on now! What is the excuse? Consume this delicious juice 30-45 minutes on your way to bedroom satisfaction. Men with ED should consume this drink daily.

Beware

  • Beetroot possess the highest sugar content of all vegetables.
  • The red color compound betanin is not broken down in the body, and in higher concentrations may temporarily cause urine and stool to assume a reddish colour. These deceptive appearances are completely harmless.