MOSCOW, 8 Nov – The lack of meat in the diet of men often negatively affects potency, said Yevgeny Kulgavchuk, a sexologist, president of the Professional Association of Sexology Physicians, in an interview with Sputnik radio.
By adjusting the diet to their own ideas about a healthy lifestyle and without consulting specialists, people sometimes deprive their bodies of essential nutrients. For example, men should not completely give up meat, as this can lead to sexual dysfunction, Kulgavchuk noted. Lack of protein in food affects men’s health in the same way as smoking, alcohol and poor sleep, added the sexologist.
“Many factors affect a person’s sex life. Restriction of protein in the diet is a factor that reduces male potential, like other pathogenic factors: smoking, alcohol, hard diets, poor sleep. Refusal of meat can lead to sexual dysfunction, but talk about that it will be a decisive factor is wrong, “he said.
According to Kulgavchuk, some men have a “strong sexual constitution” and retain their sexual capabilities even in the presence of unfavorable factors.
The doctor explained why men need meat.
“Meat is a valuable product containing cholesterol, which is involved in the synthesis of testosterone in Leydig cells, as well as the amino acid leucine, which is important for building and maintaining muscle mass,” he said.
At the same time, excessive consumption of meat leads to disturbances in the work of the cardiovascular system and negatively affects the erection, Kulgavchuk continued.
“Eating too much meat is harmful and bad, it is diseases of both blood vessels, and the cardiovascular system in general, and metabolic disorders. For example, there is a vascular component in an erection, and the general condition of blood vessels is also important. Therefore, it is better to stop at moderate consumption of meat.” , – he advised.
Experts even consider erectile dysfunction a “marker” of cardiovascular and endocrine diseases, the doctor recalled.
He recommended that men sometimes arrange fasting days and named the most useful products containing animal protein.
“It is better to choose lean, dietary meat, such as beef or turkey. Fatty varieties have a worse effect on blood vessels. As a sexologist, I also often advise adding quail eggs to the diet as a source of protein, they have a higher biological value for men than chicken eggs. “, – explained Kulgavchuk