Why sex could be your best prescription

Here are just some of the health benefits of getting busy between the sheets:

Bolster your immune system

You’ll experience a spike in immunoglobulin A, an antibody that can fight off respiratory and stomach infections. Other than sex here are 23 cheats to bulletproof your body.

Cut your prostate cancer risk

The more you ejaculate, the more carcinogens you’ll flush out of your sex gland, say Australian researchers.

Read more: Eating these foods may help stop prostate cancer in its tracks?

Halve your risk of a fatal heart attack

Sex causes a surge in testosterone, a hormone that helps protect your heart from stress. Here are some additional ways to protect your body with these five surprising food combinations that could prevent cancer, a heart attack and other health risks.

Ignite your fat burners

During a passionate bout of sex, men use 143 muscles and torch as many kilojoules as during a 15-minute jog. The best way to burn fat is always exercise so try the best fat-burning exercise, according to science. 

De-stress your mind

After orgasm, your body releases oxytocin, a hormone that acts as a natural anti-anxiety drug.

Read more: 11 ways you can conquer your junk food cravings when you’re stressed

Bonus tip: turn off the tap

A sloppy first kiss can torpedo a new romance, say University at Albany researchers. They asked 122 women about smooching and found that two thirds had ended a budding relationship because the guy tried to wet-vac their face.

Why is it so hard for us to hold back? Men have weak sensory receptors, so we need wetter kisses to improve the exchange of pheromones contained in saliva.

This article was originally featured on www.mh.co.za

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