Unsurprisingly, your diet can have a serious impact on your sex life. Not only is a healthy sex life dependent on a healthy body and mind, sometimes, the key to unlocking your libido, is in your stomach! While some claim foods like figs and bananas are aphrodisiacs because of their genital-like appearance, many are quick to dismiss this as a myth. The real libido-enhancing properties lie in the ingredients, vitamins and minerals of these foods. If you’re looking to spice up your sex life, add these to the menu of your next date night.
Chili peppers have an ingredient called “capsaicin”, which increases blood flow and endorphins that will get you give you a natural high – and get you in the mood.
The Aztecs recognised the libido enhancing capacity of avocado long ago, calling it “ahuacatl” – or testicle! They are high in potassium and vitamin E – both good for releasing hormones, and just enhancing your general health.
Oysters may be a cliché now but for a good reason! They heighten testosterone which enhances your libido. They are also high in zinc which is vital for the healthy function of male sex organs.
4. Red wine
Red wine is a relaxant and also aids circulation. Blood flow and healthy circulation is key for good sex, as is a clear mind and low stress levels. Mind you, this doesn’t mean you should be drinking the whole bottle. Keep your consumption to a glass or two to give you that little kick.
People debate the ability of chocolate to enhance your sex drive. Of course, the first rule is that it needs to be rich in cocoa – which means, the darker the chocolate – the better! Cocoa contains a chemical called phenylethylamine, which stimulate endorphins and feelings of happiness, and happiness is the best medicine for your sex drive.