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8 amazing health benefits of sex you didn't know about! (Gallery)

Having sex can be just as healthy as eating a fruit. Find out how!

Written by Sameer Jha | Published : March 11, 2014 12:55 PM IST

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Boosts Your Immunity

Yes! It’s true. Having sex regularly will decrease your chances of falling sick. According to a research conducted at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, people who had more sex had 30% higher levels of the antigen immunoglobin A, as compared to people who didn’t. This antigen defends your body against colds and flu.

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Reduces Stress

Indulging in sex releases endorphins like oxytocin which releases your stress by making you feel good. Even though, stress can lower your libido, it is advised that you do not get dissuaded and have sex.

Read more about how you can beat stress in your daily life.  

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Helps You Lose Weight

Obesity is a serious problem in today’s world and if gymming does not count high on the pleasure scale – try having sex. A research conducted by William Masters and Virginia Johnson showed that men burn 4.2 calories, and women burn 3.1 calories for every minute of sex that they have. Also Read - Green Tea May Cause Liver Damage In Some People: Who Is At Risk?

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Lowers Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer

According to a study conducted by National Cancer Institute, men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Here are some more tips to lower your risk of having prostate cancer.

Here are some tips to prevent prostate cancer. 

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Makes You Look Younger

Dr David Weeks of Royal Edinburgh Hospital conducted a 10 year long study which found that people who had sex more than 4 times a week, felt as much as 10 years younger. This is not just a perceptive feeling, as the hormones released during sex actually help in preserving your youth. Besides having sex, you can do the following things to look younger.

Look younger by eating these fruits and vegetables. 

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Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease

Heart disease is a major problem these days with 70% of the urban population at risk. According to a study published in American Journal Of Cardiology, men who had sex twice a week had a lower risk of having heart disease than men who didn’t. With sex helping you lose weight, releasing your stress and helping you sleep – this study is not surprising at all.

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Healthy Reasons To Have More Sex!

Sex maybe one of the best pleasurable experiences to have as a human being. But, did you know that having sex could be as healthy as eating a fruit? Well, it is.