The Lentil for your Love Life:
Meet black gram, a wildly nutritious lentil. It helps everything from your bowels to your skin and just about everything in between. More importantly, black gram provides a boost in what may be the only activity that is universally agreed upon as “fun”: sex. Yes, that’s right; this little black lentil that fights against diabetes and nerve disorders is also a natural aphrodisiac. It improves endurance and stamina during our most intimate “activity.”
It should also be noted that sex is one of the healthiest activities you can perform, far, far more than jogging (more rigorous testing is required to confirm). Thanks to a bevy of studies, we know that sex, among other benefits, improves your immune system, reduces stress and depression and not to mention, helps you sleep.
So if you’re keeping track at home, eating black gram is super healthy and will improve your sex life, which in turn, is more healthy. It’s the best circle since the Circle of Life in Lion King. The question then begs, how?
As the late great James Brown once said, “Get on up.” Indeed, but how could food improve sex if you’re not George Costanza? The answer is aphrodisiacs. In this case, Ayurveda aphrodisiacs are different from your run of the mill aphrodisiacs. Let’s back up a little and explain.
Modern science has broken down aphrodisiacs into two sections: foods & drinks that change your mentality or foods & drinks that change your body chemistry. For example, alcohol lowers your inhibitions, thus potentially promoting more illicit behavior. No study needed here. Oysters, on the other hand, have high levels of zinc that may spike your testosterone levels. They also contain tyrosine, which helps in the manufacturing of dopamine that enhances your libido. Yet, to what degree oysters can foster sexual desire is up for debate. Most scientists believe aphrodisiacs are largely caused by the placebo effect. Nevertheless, the truism holds, some aphrodisiac for the mind and others for the body.
Our Love Lentil
Black gram falls into the category of aphrodisiacs affecting body chemistry as opposed to mind altering. Interestingly, this love lentil has different effects for each gender. For men, black gram helps with erectile dysfunction, which according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine affects half of all men.That’s not all; black gram also helps males with stamina in the bedroom. Therefore, regardless of your issue, or whether you even have one, black gram can provide that extra boost to turn you into the sex god you’ve always envisioned yourself as. Another added bonus for men has to with your sperm. According to Ayurvedic medicine, black gram improves both sperm count and sperm motility, which is how well your boys swim.
Black gram is ideal for pregnant women. This is because black gram is full of iron, which is crucial for blood flow and folic acid that is beneficial for both mother and child. Women who suffer from dysmenorrhea or primary amenorrhea, that painful time once a month may find some relief by adding black gram to their diet. So whether you are male or female, black gram provides properties that can improve your sexual health. Some of these benefits are rooted in western science, others are back by Ayurvedic medicine.
By any measure, either western or Ayurvedic medicine, black gram is a nutritious bounty that provides a host of supplements. It is also easily added to a number of dishes, bringing a nice flavor and slightly crunchy texture to any meal. All you have to do is consume it and you’ll reap the laundry list of benefits! Not least among them is the return of the libido you had in your 20s. Give it a try and see what black gram can do for you.