Meet black gram, a wildly nutritious lentil. It helps you maintain healthy bowels, healthy 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 defends you from diabetes and nerve disorders is also a natural aphrodisiac. In the ayurvedic tradition, Black Gram is said to improve endurance and stamina during our most intimate “activity
It should also be noted that sex is one of the healthiest activities you can perform. While more rigorous testing is required to confirm this, some studies indicate that sex may be as beneficial for your health as jogging. We do know that sex, among other benefits, improves your immune system, reduces stress and depression, and helps you sleep.
So if you’re keeping track at home, eating Black Gram is super healthy and could improve your sex life, which in turn, can imbue you with even more health. It’s the best kind of virtuous cycle. But this begs the question – how is all this goodness possible?
As the late great James Brown once said, “Get on up.” Indeed, but how can food improve sex when you’re not George Costanza? The answer is aphrodisiacs. In this case, Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs are different from your run of the mill aphrodisiacs. Let’s back up a little and explain.
Modern science has divided aphrodisiacs into two categories: substances that change your mental and emotional state, and substances 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, the degree to which oysters can foster sexual desire is up for debate. Many scientists believe aphrodisiac effects are largely placebo. Nevertheless, most still take as a truism that some aphrodisiacs work for the mind and others for the body.
To the extent that foods can be aphrodisiacs – because of actual or placebo effects, according to ayurvedic tradition, black gram is a little love lentil that may positively affect your sexual and reproductive life.
Interestingly, this love lentil has different effects depending on your gender. In the ayurvedic tradition, black gram helps men with erectile dysfunction, which according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine affects half of all men. That’s not all, according to ayurvedic practice, black gram also helps males with stamina in the bedroom. Therefore, regardless of your issue, or whether you even have one, black gram may 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 may provide many beneficial effects for women’s reproductive health: including providing iron and folate for pregnant women. Black gram’s iron content may also help mitigate the side effects of dysmenorrhea or primary amenorrhea. While female sexuality and libido is, as we all guessed, much more complex than a man’s, in general, if you are feeling healthier and energetic, we can assume that you are probably going to feel more frisky!
So whether you are male or female, black gram contains properties that can support your sexual and reproductive health. Some of these benefits are rooted in western science, others are backed by ayurvedic medicine.
By any measure, black gram is a nutritious little lentil that provides an impressive array and quantity of beneficial nutrients. 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 boost your lifestyle and reap a laundry list of benefits! Give it a try and see what black gram can do for you.
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