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Want Healthy Cholesterol, a Sizzling Sex-life and a Fit Body?: Follow Schwarzenegger’s Lead and Ditch the Animal Products

Dr. Nick Delgado

Dr. Nick Delgado

Helping people with their journey to health, happiness and their goals in career, relationships and longevity.

Meat, dairy and eggs have long been associated with virility, athletic excellence and super-sized muscles; but this is a huge misconception fueled by the animal agriculture industry. If you want to be a superstar in the bedroom, fit, disease-free and virile in your 60’s, 70’s and beyond, you need to replace carnivorous eating with a plant-based diet. I have seen thousands of clients completely transform their health with this diet and have achieved peak fitness and won world strength competitions against guys half my age eating this way. 

As a long-term advocate of plant-based eating, it gives me great pleasure to see it finally gaining mainstream awareness and credibility. New large-scale studies are being published almost daily confirming the life-extension, weight reduction, disease-fighting and health boosting benefits of plant-based eating. Even the world’s most famous bodybuilder Arnold Shwarzenneger has made the switch, and he says his health and stamina improved, and his cholesterol levels dropped to 109, which is lower than they have ever been in his entire life!

How Carnivorism Destroys Your Health

Animal products are loaded with cholesterol and saturated fats which supersize your midsection, and cause your blood pressure and cholesterol levels to skyrocket. This leads to plaque formation and narrowing of the arteries, and reduces the flow of blood and nutrients throughout your body. It also deprives your brain of oxygen and increases the risk for dementia, diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, blood clots and stroke.

Red meat and processed meats are also carcinogenic (cancer causing), and one study found daily consumption of red meat increases the risk of dying prematurely by 13-20%. Another major problem with eating animal products is that they are loaded with estrogens, which can lead to estrogen dominance – an insidious condition that has reached epidemic proportions in America. Estrogen dominance increases your risk for obesity, and certain types of cancer, including ovarian, endometrial, breast and prostate cancer. 

How Carnivorism Ruins Your Sex Life

You need blood to flow to the sex organs for arousal and performance, and the narrowed arteries caused by too much meat and dairy can reduce pleasure, weaken and even prevent orgasms and lead to sexual dysfunction. In fact, research shows clogged arteries are the leading physical cause of erectile dysfunction. The excess estrogens caused by consuming animal products can also sabotage libido in both genders, and cause man boobs and other feminization symptoms in men. 

How Carnivorism Sabotages Your Fitness

The surplus of estrogen caused by carnivorism doesn’t just increase disease risk and interfere with your sexlife, it also increases belly fat and reduces muscle mass. And the fitness sabotaging consequences don’t end there. I have studied the effects of consuming animal products and oils under a microscope and found their consumption causes your blood cells to clump together, reducing blood flow, and leading to sluggishness, brain fog and fatigue. And the clumping effects of a single meal can last more than 24 hours. This can substantially reduce your energy, mental clarity and endurance, and seriously compromise your workouts and athletic performance. 

Meeting Your Protein Needs

If you’ve been duped into believing plant-proteins are inferior and you need animal proteins for strength and endurance you’re not alone. Like many others, Arnold also bought into this myth: “I ate a lot of meat – I ate my 10, 15 eggs a day. I had my 250 grams of protein in a day…,” he says in his new docu-film The Game Changers. “As I got older and I started reading up on it, I recognized the fact that you really don’t have to get your protein from meat. Selling the idea that real men eat meat…This is great, great marketing by the meat industry…but you’ve got to understand that’s marketing. That’s not based on reality.”

We actually need far less protein that we’ve been led to believe, and you can easily meet all of your protein requirements on a balanced plant-based diet that includes wholegrains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. These proteins also provide antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, which will boost your energy, immunity, and stamina and reduce recovery time.

Two Amazing Supplements for Turbocharging Health, Fitness and Libido

If you consume animal products regularly and have symptoms such as bloating, swollen breast tissue, moodiness, excess belly fat, acne, irregular menstrutation, or decreased sex drive, there is a good chance you have estrogen dominance. DIM259 is an all-natural supplement that contains clinical doses of DIM, a remarkable nutrient that restores healthy hormonal balance. It can help you meet your health, weight and fitness goals, and even restore the sizzle in your sexlife, by reducing harmful estrogens. 

Another amazing supplement I recommend to almost all my clients is Beet Vitality. This delicious powder contains concentrated doses of beetroot and other key nutrients that release a special molecule in your body that relaxes and widens blood vessels. This widening boosts the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients and leads to explosive energy, dramatically improved sports performance and stamina, quicker recovery time, rejuvenating sleep, and renewed cellular and organ health!