Why antioxidant-rich Rooibos is good for a healthy libido

According to experts, antioxidants are critical for a healthy libido. Over and above their role in enhancing general health, antioxidants also help to ensure that blood vessels and capillaries work properly for optimal sexual functioning. In addition, antioxidants ensure that neurons keep firing feel-good messages to the brain, which is considered the most important organ in the body as far as intimacy is concerned.

According to the SA Rooibos Council, antioxidants can be thought of as the 'waste collectors' of the nutritional world. They clean up free radicals in the blood that are produced through the oxygenation process as cells use energy. Free radical accumulation is associated with degenerative illnesses, ageing and life-threatening diseases such as cancer. However, antioxidants are not naturally produced in the human body. Instead, they are obtained through consuming brightly coloured fruits, vegetables and, in particular, Rooibos. Therefore Rooibos, which is exceptionally rich in antioxidants, can help to protect the body against disease and boost a healthy libido.

Today, various researchers have confirmed the link between foods that we eat, our sense of well-being and even our emotions.

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