Whether we are willing to admit to wanting to spice up our love lives or not, some things can always use improvement. Grouping together the healthiest and most beneficial foods, here is the ultimate love-making diet that will help reignite the flame.
Not only is watermelon delicious, sweet and nutritious, it even contains amino acids called citrulline that dilate and relax blood vessels naturally.
Basically, watermelon is the most natural form of Viagra there is. Watermelon is such a good snack before your intimate moments considering it will give you natural energy and will not ever cause bloating or indigestion.
As a very beneficial food for the male prostate, pomegranates are awesome for sexual health, as well as cardiac health. Containing antioxidants that help to balance out cholesterol levels, pomegranates function as an excellent testosterone "motivator," so to speak, that can lead to a stronger libido and erections.
Sometimes, after a long day of work, we are not exactly "in the mood," which is completely understandable considering the amount of energy we expel on a day-to-day basis. These healthy berries are plentiful in helpful phytochemicals, that stimulate and increase the libido. So, next time you're not feelin' it with your significant other, scoop a handful of these magic berries into your mouth and watch them work their charm.
Rich in potassium, magnesium, and copper, the ginger root is commonly known to increase blood flow throughout the body; which includes our sexual organs. As one of the four best natural libido boosters, ginger is an alternative to garlic, that has actually been valued as an aphrodisiac in certain cultures. So explore what the ginger root can do for you and your partner tonight!
Celery is surprisingly one of the best types of food we can ingest for both stress relief and sex life! Not only does eating celery burn calories, but it even attracts mates, as bizarre as that sounds. Containing androstenol and androstenone, two very powerful pheromones, this crunchy vegetable is packed with amino acids, Vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and niacin that allow it to be considered nature's Viagra.
Of course, when we think of strawberries in a romantic way, we think of pairing them with champagne. But strawberries actually have so much more to offer (in the bedroom) than a mood setter. These sweet, naturally sugary treats increase circulation throughout the body and are packed with Vitamin C from seed to seed; leading to an increase in libido and energy. They can even initiate an increase in sperm count for couples trying to get pregnant!
Chili Peppers & Cayenne Pepper
Making it "hot" in the bedroom, the chemical contained in chili peppers called capsaicin stimulates nerve endings, raises our pulse, and even releases endorphins. As a similar source of "pulsating" benefits, cayenne pepper can actually help to cure erectile dysfunction through the improvement of circulation in the lymphatic and digestive systems.
This deliciously healthy treat is so much more than it seems when it comes to matters of the heart. Rich in vitamin B6, vitamin E, and folate, asparagus can actually stimulate physical arousal and boost orgasms. Now, who doesn't want to dine on something like this before their alone time with their favorite person?
Despite the nasty smell and causing bad breath, garlic can actually be quite useful to spice up your nighttime urges. Garlic helps to stimulate circulation and blood flow to organs, thanks to a chemical known as allicin. Garlic is also rich in antioxidants that are good for both the brain and the blood vessels, and can even lower blood pressure. Just pop a tic-tac after!
"Laced" with the best kind of nutrients for sexual health, (zinc, selenium, and vitamin E) almonds are one of the greatest foods for our most intimate moments. Offering benefits in mood and libido increase, as well as fertility, almonds are that perfect delicious, and healthy snack to grab a handful of on your way to bed.
The age-old cliche of oysters being the perfect aphrodisiac can actually be quite true. Loaded with zinc, that functions as a natural sexual stimulant and testosterone booster, oysters are both delicious and helpful for a strong libido, sperm count, and sexual appetite.
Abundant in amino acids that enhance circulation and zinc, sesame seeds are the perfect alternative to oysters for the non-seafood lovers out there. Offering the same benefits as the standard aphrodisiac, sesame seeds are cheap, delicious and among one of the healthiest foods that we can ingest- in moderation, of course.
Hands down avocados are among the top foods that will improve your sex life. Thanks to their healthy fats, minerals, and B6 vitamins, these melt-in-your-mouth snacks increase libido and circulation, lower cholesterol, and sustain energy. Plus, they taste amazing on everything, or by themselves!
As an actual spice that can spice up your bedroom life, cinnamon, is a well known, delicious aphrodisiac for both men and women. By lowering high blood sugar naturally, cinnamon allows for an increase in libido, sperm count and health overall; which, of course, can lead to more sex with your partner.
This sweet treat is not all that surprising, considering honey makes pretty much everything better, but there is something to be said for what honey can do to someone's love life. Increasing both testosterone and estrogen naturally, honey increases the release of nitric oxide during arousal, increases stamina, promotes weight loss and can help to cure erectile dysfunction.
Another nitric oxide booster is the delectable drug: dark chocolate. Rich with amino acids like L- arginine, this healthy, sweet treat contributes to heart health (in moderation) through polyphenols, lowers blood pressure, increases libido and increases physical sensation. Of course, it doesn't hurt to bring some into the bed with you as a delicious form of foreplay.
Ah, the papaya. Sweet and juicy papayas are packed with helpful enzymes known as papain and chymopapain that allow for better digestion, as well as are rich in arginine that contributes to the increase in blood flow and circulation.
For your face, skin, body, nails, hair and sex. Although it is not quite useful as a physical lubricant, coconut oil proves to be very beneficial for overall sex drive through antioxidants, digestive improvement, and functions as a source of natural energy through consumption. And, it's delicious!
As the Grecian mythological component to great sex, carrots do not get the credit they deserve in and out of the bedroom. Significantly contributing to the increase in libido, these antioxidant-rich, vitamin A- packed power sticks of carotene and protein are men's answer to increasing sperm count and aid digestion.
As the poster child for potassium, bananas are really not all that shocking as a sexual stimulant, but there is so much more than what meets the eye for these yellow guys. A chemical known as bromelain that is found in bananas directly contributes to an increase in drive and can even reverse impotence in men, leading to an increase in libido and virility. So not only will bananas give you the natural energy you may be lacking, they will even put that energy to good use by stimulating your inner beast under the sheets.
As a step ahead, figs not only function as sexual stimulants in ways related to health and performance increase, but they even apply physically through our senses of smell and taste. Rich in amino acids, figs enhance our sexual appearance all the way from our libido to the scents our bodies secrete and were well known to be utilized in times of pleasure as far back as thousands of years!
As a fresh herb, basil has been used as a "secret weapon" for sex for thousands of years by physically speeding up heart rate and increasing circulation. The arginine that basil contains proves to be beneficial to both sexes by increasing chances of fertility as well as sperm virility significantly, and, of course, it tops every dish off to make it crisp, clean and delicious!
Just like garlic, aioli is quite an interesting substance to have such an effect on the human love drive, but there is no denying its ability to enhance stamina in the bedroom. Thanks to that awesome little chemical allicin, aioli is highly effective when it comes to blood flow increase and circulation. So add some aioli on that fresh baguette and get cookin' in the bedroom!
What comes with lack of drive? Stress and insomnia possibly? Well, thanks to saffron, not only can we cure our sex drive naturally, but even reduce our anxiety and lack of sleep from one simple spice. Saffron contains important antioxidants like crocin, crocetin, and safranal that all simultaneously and individually contribute to an increase in blood flow, sexual arousal and desire. Our three favorite things!
The first thought related to pineapples and sexual health is their ability to improve taste when performing oral acts, but pineapples provide so much more than people realize. Just like bananas, pineapples are rich in bromelain, you know that little enzyme that is significantly responsible for increase in sexual drive and reversing impotence? This delicious fruit can also help with digestion, improvement of eyesight, and is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Salmon may just be the number one greatest food for sexual drive; although mackerel, halibut, and sardines are also great sources of these same nutrients, salmon reigns king of the fish when it comes to the bedroom. Due to its richness in omega 3 fatty acids, ability to increase sensation, and immense effect on our dopamine levels, salmon is not only healthly for our bodies with nutrients and minerals, it is healthy for our sexual appetites as well.
There is something so sexy about vanilla, in any form, whether it is dripping off the side of a cold, scrumptious malt or hardened against the surface of a sweet, tangy strawberry. The mere scent of vanilla increases penile blood flow and let's not forget what the taste of pure vanilla can do to the tongue, let alone the body.
Oozing with vitamin C, protein, antioxidants, fiber and minerals, broccoli lives among the various vegetables that increase circulation. Although these crunchy florets are effective for both genders in terms of libido, broccoli has actually been known to improve functionality of female reproductive organs significantly.
On team stamina, eggs are known to heighten libido and performance with proteins and amino acids for both genders. Those B5 and B6 vitamins really help to combat stress and anxiety as well as balance hormone levels.
There is a reason they call them sweet, and it's not just the taste. Potassium- packed sweet potatoes operate as an excellent source of phytonutrients that increase healthy libidos; especially for men. Lycopine, citrulline and beta carotene are just some of the nutrients found that relax the blood vessels while simultaneously increasing sex drive.
These already phallically - shaped spices do wonders for the male and female libido thanks to their natural testosterone- boosting properties; in moderation, of course. Being rich in antioxidants, cloves provide several benefits outside of the bedroom, but one important aspect is their ability to freshen breath.
Popeye had the right idea when he was looking at spinach as his life source, which also may have applied to the time he potentially spent with Olive Oyl. As one of the greatest sources of folate and magnesium, spinach not only is great for your health but your sexual appetite as well. Consumption of folate leads to the increase the formation of red blood cells thanks to the vitamin soluble B and significantly affects overall energy levels, while the magnesium functions to dilate blood vessels and increase circulation to sexual organs.
In order to have a healthy, functioning thyroid gland and sexual and energetic appetite, we must have a great source of iodine. Shrimp and other types of seafood provide this for us, as well as function as the ultimate aphrodisiac with increases in circulation and libido to add to the list.
Time to get an extra shot of wheatgrass in your Jamba Juice, guys! This green aphrodisiac can actually increase the productivity of reproductive hormones and add some extra time between the sheets. As a proven cure for erectile dysfunction, wheatgrass increases blood flow, chances of fertility, and can improve your overall physical appearance, odor, and breath.
Although this leafy green looks so soft on the outside, its ability to fight off negative contaminants regarding our libido's is quite impressive. The minerals and antioxidants found in arugula boost both testosterone levels and libido and were widely valued in ancient Roman times for sexual pleasure and performance.
Looking at chorizo, you wouldn't think that it would increase sexual performance or libido, but the high protein red meat packed with zinc can actually be known to improve sexual appetite when consumed in moderation. Like we said, in moderation, over-consumption of such savory, fatty meat could potentially lead to other heart-related issues down the line, so beware.
Vitamin C is easily one of the greatest sources of fertility and libido increase and can be found in citrus fruits like lemons, grapefruit, kiwi, and oranges. As vitamin C proves to be quite important, vitamin E essentially works hand-in-hand to provide enhancement of the sex drive through its circulatory benefits, making citrus fruits high on the list.
Another aid in circulation, this tasty fruit aids in helping guys hold their erections longer and stronger. Blueberries boost blood flow and are also high in antioxidants and dopamine, which triggers that feel-good hormone you can take straight with you to the bedroom.
Pumpkin seeds are an incredible source of amino acids and nutrients that help to improve the production of serotonin in our brains and the circulation of other things... if you know what we mean. Although most of these sources have physically provided improvements, it is vital to have a healthy mind when it comes to our sex drive, just as much as a functioning libido. Pumpkin seeds are often thought of as cheap, natural Prozac!
Last but definitely not least, different types of greens are significantly responsible for the enhancement of blood circulation, overall health improvements and increase in libido in both men and women. The vitamin C found in dark leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and cabbage is vital to our energy production both in and out of the bedroom.