Unlike other fats, the body cannot produce omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids. They must be obtained from your diet. They reduce blood clotting, dilate blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. They act to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and may help to preserve brain function and reduce the risk of mental illness and ADHD (more research is needed to confirm these mental health benefits).
Elevated blood sugar damages these blood vessels throughout the body, particularly in the eyes, feet and genitals. Needless to say, bad diet can negatively effect your sexual arousal and satisfaction.
When exercising, 84% of your blood flow is distributed to the working muscles. This means mostly everything else slows down including digestion and brain function.
The combination of resistance exercise and aerobic training improves active muscles' insulin sensitivity more than just aerobic training alone.
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