Approximately 610,000 people in the United States die from heart disease every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014 alone, more than 365,000 people died from coronary heart disease and someone in the country reportedly suffers from a heart attack every 42 seconds.
But a new book claims you just have to take a few simple steps to prevent heart disease, such as having lots of sex and eating raw garlic every day. In the book scheduled to be released Thursday, former paramedic Johannes Hinrich von Borstel explains that endorphins released during sex help lower heart rate and blood pressure while increasing levels of ostrogen, an anti-inflammatory testosterone that can lower blood’s cholesterol levels. The book, “Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Important Organ” was reviewed by The Telegraph on Monday.
Sex between people who have genuine feelings of love for one another can be even more beneficial to preventing heart disease thanks to the 50 different chemical messengers released in the brain during an orgasm, including oxytocin, which has been proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, Borstel said. Borstel recommends having “as much loving sex as possible,” The Telegraph reported.