You probably already know your diet plays a part in your bedroom activities. Living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet, can improve your self confidence, leaving you unabashed in the bedroom and with the stamina and endurance to go all night.
But did you know that there are certain foods you can choose that can actually boost your sex drive and improve your performance in the bedroom? Add these libido boosting foods to your diet and your body and your partner will thank you.
Sex Benefits: Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are rich in antioxidants, which aid in blood flow to all areas of the body, including your sex organs, and that can improve sexual performance.
How to Eat Them: Dip your favorite berries in melted dark chocolate it’s also an aphrodisiac due to the chemical phenylethylamine, which stimulates the same centers of the brain as feeling love and feed them to your partner for the perfect foreplay. Skip the champagne, though. While alcohol will lower your inhibitions and help you loosen up a bit, it also decreases sensitivity and arousal.
Sex Benefits: Erectile dysfunction is a broad term that refers to penile blood flow issues which effect the strength and duration of an erection It comes from artery damage, so protect yourself. Avocados are full of circulation-enhancing antioxidants as well as monounsaturated fats (the good kind), which help to promote better heart health.
How to Eat Them: Make a quick and easy guacamole by mashing ripe avocado with a little bit of garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Use it as a healthy topper for grilled fish or as a substitute for salad dressing. Keep it even simpler by adding avocado slices to your sandwich in place of unhealthy mayo.
Sex Benefits: Almonds pack big nutritional punch. They’re full of selenium, which can help with infertility issues; zinc, which helps to produce men’s sex hormones; and omega 3s, facilitate healthy blood flow.
How to Eat Them: Almonds have a small serving size, so a palm-full will do you. If you don’t like them plain, crunch them up and sprinkle them on salads, add them to homemade trail mix or try an all natural almond butter in place of traditional peanut.
4. Leafy Greens
Sex Benefits: Leafy greens like spinach and kale are packed full of potassium. Our muscles, which include the heart, will not perform properly without healthy potassium levels. Sex is strenuous (if you’re doing it right), and potassium is lost through sweat, so load up to on leafy greens or other potassium-rich foods like bananas to keep your levels stable and keep your heart healthy for a good sweaty romp. Potassium is especially beneficial for a woman’s sex drive, as it regulates the thyroid gland.
How to Eat Them: To sneak in leafy greens so you don’t have to wolf down a huge salad every day, throw a handful of fresh spinach into your morning smoothie it’ll turn it green but you won’t taste it or a handful of kale in your morning eggs, pasta or pretty much anything else you can think of. They’re so mild in flavor, you can’t go wrong.
5. Pumpkin or Sesame Seeds
Sex Benefits: Oysters are arguably the most famous aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, but they’re definitely an acquired taste. If you want to skip the seafood but not the zinc an important part in the production of testosterone for both men and women opt for pumpkin or sesame seeds instead. While we usually associate testosterone with men, it plays an important part in a woman’s libido as well.
How to Eat Them: Sesame seeds are great sprinkled over a healthy stir fry, and pumpkin seeds are great all on their own. You can eat them both whole, shell and all, and effortlessly snack your way to a great sex life.