Food… our daily sustenance — fuel for our organism. That which we eat every day not only determines how healthy we are, but it also dictates the health of our sex drive. That’s something to think about the next time you’re stuffing your face with a double order of cheese fries.
Fortunately, it is possible to eat decadently delicious foods and have a decadently delicious sex drive as well. As with anything involving your daily diet, it’s just a matter of making some wise food selections and sticking to a meal plan. Here are twelve delicious foods to put your sex drive into overdrive.
Yes, the old picnic standard can also be used to deliver the stamina that is needed for those “post-picnic” activities. Watermelon contains phytonutirient citrulline. Without boring you with the biochemical reasons as to how it does what it does, suffice it to say that it relaxes the blood vessels of the body allowing for greater blood flow — in other words, it reinvigorates your private parts. Sure makes you want to take a picnic, even when its raining!
2. Red Grapes
Grapes, nature’s perfect snack just got a whole lot better. You see, red grapes contain high levels of boron. Before you start getting bored with all the boron talk, allow us to inform you that boron is responsible for elevating the levels of testosterone in men and estrogen in women. Boron doesn’t seem so boring now does it?
By elevating the primary sex hormones for both men and women, the humble red grape can energize and send your sex drive to warp speed. All of those orgies in Classical Roman times make more sense now, don’t they?
By the way, raisins contain equally high levels of boron. Just something you should know in case you have a sweet tooth
Now, before you all start creating your own kinky ideas of how bananas can be incorporated into your sex life, we are referring here exclusively to the nutritional content of bananas and how they contribute to a better sex drive. Bananas are excellent sources of bromelain, which in turn helps to stimulate the body to produce higher levels of testosterone. Since increased level of this sex hormone — in both men and women — ratchets up the sex drive, bananas are a no brainer.
Also, the high level of potassium in bananas improves the contraction of muscles. So, not only will you have a higher sex drive, but the sexual sensation will also be intensified. Now you know why monkeys are so fond of bananas.
Truffles are known in culinary circles as the “diamonds of the kitchen.” Just between us, they should also be known as the “diamonds of the bedroom.” Thanks to the fact that they are naturally packed with zinc, they serve well as nature’s “stiffeners” if you know what we mean.
Walnuts aren’t just for dessert toppings anymore. Their high content of L-arginine help to increase blood flow which results in stronger and longer-lasting erections. Think about it, have you ever heard a female squirrel complain about her man?
Figs contain high levels of zinc and magnesium. When we talked about truffles we already mentioned what zinc can do. Figs not only offer those same benefits, but also help to enhance the power of your pheromones. That’s right, figs can make your “natural essence” that much more attractive to your mate resulting in intensified passion.
7. Pomegranate Juice
Be it in its natural state, or in juice form, pomegranate is not only delicious, but it is also has been demonstrated to be the triple-whammy booster for your sex drive. First, it increases testosterone levels, which as we’ve already stated improves your sex drive hormonally. Second, it improves your mood. We all know that being in a bad mood can be a downer when it comes to sex. Third, it improves blood circulation, making your naughty bits more well prepared to do the deed.
8. Chocolate or Cocoa
None other than The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that demonstrated how women who ate at least one piece of chocolate per day enjoyed a much more active sex life than those who did not eat chocolate. Maybe this is why ancient Aztec emperors referred to cocoa as the “nourishment of the gods.” It could also be due to the fact that chocolate contains high levels of phenylethlamine, which stimulates increased dopamine secretion resulting in a greater sense of well-being and excitement.
Loaded with Omega-3 fats, salmon helps to lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Both are physiological conditions required to have a healthy sex drive. Also, similar to chocolate, salmon stimulates the production of dopamine — improving your mood and sense of contentment.
Poached salmon for dinner, followed by chocolate mousse for dessert, followed by… a different kind of dessert. Works for us!
Yes, we have all heard of the magical powers of oysters. They are not not a myth, they are backed by nutritional science. Oysters contain D-aspartic acid which has been proven to increase sex hormones in both males and females. Oysters Rockefeller anyone?
11. Red Peppers
Red peppers are an excellent and tasty way to spice up main dishes, salads and snacks. They are also loaded with vitamin C, B12, zinc and selenium. This combination of vitamins and minerals has been proven to increase the libido of women. Also, they create blood vessel expansion. You’ll notice that when you eat spicy foods your face sometimes gets flushed — its the blood vessel expansion that’s causing that. That same type of vascular expansion will also come in handy during sexual excitation. So, how about Texas chili, curry or salsa and chips for dinner tonight?
Obviously, garlic on its own can be a bit nasty. However, as a flavor enhancing ingredient in a variety of foods — from Italian pasta sauces, to pizza, or sauteed with meats and vegetables — it is exquisitely delicious.
Garlic is heavy in allicin. Among the many medicinal benefits of allicin, it results in more impressive erections in men coupled with enhanced endurance. Also, allicin makes your sense of touch more sensitive — a plus when it come to sex drive and sexual gratification.
— You Are What You Eat —
The old saying, “you are what you eat,” is true on so many levels, but especially true when it comes to your sex drive. You can eat poorly and be a limp noodle, or you can be a spicy sprite — the choice is yours.