Eat Your Way to a Better Sex Life

January 30, 2014

If your libido is struggling, did you know you could eat your way to a better sex life? Whether you’re stressed, tired, taking medication or just lost your mojo, forget oysters and chocolate-covered strawberries – add these everyday libido-loving ingredients to your meals.

Not the sexiest food, but broccoli has high amounts of Vitamin C in it, which is known for its improvement of blood circulation especially for female arousal. Instead of tasteless over-boiled broccoli, how about a broccoli risotto, or crunchy, raw broccoli salad for dinner?

Figs are at their best in summer, so pick up a punnet today. Juicy figs have have high levels of magnesium and amino acids, which increases the amounts of pheromones that your body produces. Enjoy a platter of figs on their own or drizzled with honey before a sexy soiree for two.

Eggs are packed with protein which increases your stamina levels, while the high levels of the amino acid arginine has been shown to help erectile dysfunction. So whether you start your day with your favourite egg breakfast, or end the evening with bowl of homemade ice cream, get cracking!

Another juicy summer fruit that’s packed with libido-enhancing powers is watermelon. Watermelon contains large amounts of a chemical called citrulline. Citrulline is converted by the body into the amino acid arginine, which has a natural blood vessel dilation property like Viagra. Eating a few slices of watermelon for dessert on date night will greatly increase your arousal levels.

Red meat
There’s a reason your man wants nothing more than a steak dinner on his birthday! Red meat has high levels of zinc which really gets your motor revving by boosting your testosterone levels. If you want to boost your sex drive, try to fit in one to two servings of red meat a week – mix it up by serving duck, bison and venison as well as beef and lamb.

What foods get you in the mood?

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