January is supposed to be that one month of the year where we all cut back on the finer things in life and try to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Things like meat, for example. After a Christmas spent eating turkey, ham, bacon and sausages, this is meant to be the point where we say ‘enough is enough’ and try to trim back the calories.
But new research suggests that meat may actually hold the key to a healthier sex life. Or something like that, anyway.
According to a study of 2,000 Britons, 42 per cent of meat eaters (people who eat meat at least once a day or more) have sex once a week or more.
By comparison, just 16 per cent of vegetarians and those termed ‘reluctant carnivores’ – anyone who eats meat once a fortnight or less – have sex once a week or more.
In an interesting twist, the highest percentage of meat eaters who enjoyed sex at least once a week were found in Wales (49 per cent) followed by England (46 per cent) and Scotland (40 per cent).
So should we all start eating meat morning, noon and night in an attempt to boost our sex lives? Maybe not.
For one thing, the research was conducted by GourmetMeatClub.co.uk [via Daily Mail], an established online provider of grass-fed, free-range meat.
So it should probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Maybe some pepper too.
All joking aside though, excessive meat consumption could actually have the reverse effect on your libido.
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., a nutrition scientist and exercise physiologist in New York, warned as mcg during an interview with Men’s Fitness.
“Most men know that saturated fat and cholesterol narrow the arteries that nourish the heart and increase risk of heart attack,” he said. “But they also narrow the arteries that carry blood into the penis, which contributes to erectile dysfunction.”
So try to find a happy balance – don’t go crazy for sausages.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.