Sex Drive In a Slump? Shake Up Your Diet.
Every bedroom experiences the occasional “dry spell”. But if you’re skipping activity between the sheets more often than not, maybe it’s time to take a look at what you eat. For thousands of years, certain foods have been praised for supposed aphrodisiac effects. Incorporating a few of these foods into your diet might just give your sex drive the get-up-and-go you’ve been waiting for.
Since the days of Pretty Woman, strawberries have been associated with sex. But the reason you should eat more of them is because they’re bursting with Vitamin C and antioxidants that are good for your heart and arteries. A healthy cardiovascular system is key to going the distance in a long-lasting romp.
The high Vitamin C content in broccoli helps your body circulate blood to your organs…and that includes your sex organs. So make sure your dinner date includes a side of broccoli.
Almonds are a nut that’s really worth going nuts over when it comes to sex drive. They’re packed with tons of libido-loving nutrients like vitamin E, Selenium, and Zinc that benefit your sexual health and reproductive system. Plus, they’re an excellent source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Your body can’t produce these so they have to come from either supplementation or food…and they benefit your overall health in a wealth of ways, which may just naturally help you feel more in the mood.
4. Chili Peppers
If you’ve ever taken a dare to bite into a red hot pepper, you know from experience how good they are at getting the blood flowing. That’s because of a chemical called Capsaicin that increases circulation and stimulates nerve endings. Both of these things play a big role in how quickly and intensely you get turned on.
Not only is watermelon the perfect low-calorie, hydrating snack for romantic summer picnics, some say it’s packed with libido-boosting phytonutrients. A juicy hunk of watermelon contains L-Citrulline, Beta Carotene, and Lycopene – nutrients that help relax blood vessels. That adds up to more blood flowing to get your sex drive in gear.
From as early as 3000 B.C., ginseng has been hailed in Traditional Chinese Medicine as the ultimate tonic and aphrodisiac, and in modern times is one of the most controversial herbs that touts a wide array of uses. While you’re not too likely to toss some ginseng on your dinner salad, try hot teas with ginseng to give you a boost.
We all know oysters have a legendary reputation for amping up your sex drive. This is because they have high levels of zinc, which supports healthy testosterone levels. Healthy testosterone levels mean happy libido, in men and women.
8. Dark Chocolate
The chemical in chocolate that gets you all excited about a steamy romp is called phenylethylamine. Its stimulant properties are a great pre-sex snack.
Avocados are one of the richest food sources of Vitamin E. Why Vitamin E for your sex drive? Because Vitamin E helps your body produce the flurry of hormones it needs for sexual response and lubrication.
India has long hailed ginger as the be all, end all to natural cures. From a powerful digestive aid (think ginger ale) to arthritis and immunity, ginger is thought to benefit you in more ways than just your sex drive. Plus, its flavor is powerful enough to make any dish taste full and robust so you can cut back on other fattening flavors. Try buying a piece of ginger root from the produce section – just put a small square in your garlic press and use to sauté in vegetables or seafood dishes. The easiest way to press some of the juice into your favorite salad dressing.
What Not to Eat for Your Sex Drive
With all this focus on what you SHOULD eat, let’s not forget what can sabotage your libido. It should be a no-brainer, but try to steer clear of processed foods and foods high in saturated fat. All they do is make your body sluggish and less capable of carrying out the massive functions necessary to embark on a sexual adventure.
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