Ever wondered what foods can impact your sex drive? Find out which ones they are and how they do their magic to affect your libido.
Foods that improve your sex drive :
Almonds are rich in zinc, selenium, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc is essential for testosterone production while selenium enhances sexual desire. Vitamin E, on the other hand, is known to reduce the chance of miscarriage and restore fertility. Lastly, healthy fatty acids, like omega-3, improve circulation and relax blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. Overall, one could say that almonds are a sexual stimulant. They contain a fair amount of calories, though, so don’t overdo it.
Who would have thought that, huh? We have always been told to avoid it before a date but it seems that garlic can actually increase your sex drive. Much like almonds, it reduces high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol so it is perfect for a healthy heart. Getting the first kiss after eating garlic, is another story.
Strawberry symbolizes love and fertility mainly due to its heart shape, passionate red color, sweetness, and fragrance. It contains zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium. Although few studies have examined the effects of strawberries on human health, the fruit is associated with a decreased cardiovascular disease risk and it scores a 40 on the glycemic index, meaning that it is slowly absorbed. Other than all that scientific facts, there are quite a few foreplay ideas that include strawberries and whip cream…
4. Dark Chocolate
Oh, sweet chocolate… No “sex foods” list can be complete without chocolate. There are many types but the dark one is the healthiest. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, antioxidants, and flavonols. It increases, the so-called, good cholesterol, improves circulation, reduces blood pressure, boosts erection and gets you into a good mood. Have you ever heard that chocolate increases sex drive? Well, that is because the consumption of dark chocolate may increase serotonin levels due to the serotonin, L-tryptophan and carbs it contains. And let’s be honest, who can resist chocolate anyway?
5. Red Wine
I might be cheating a little bit here since technically wine is not food. Put that aside, according to a research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, sex drives are higher in women who drink red wine as opposed to those who prefer other alcoholic beverages. Drinking wine makes you feel looser, more relaxed and gives you the courage you need to make a move. A glass of red wine each day increases the so-called good cholesterol, HDL, according to the University of Arizona School of Medicine and one of its compounds, resveratrol, is a polyphenol that might prevent cancer. Apart from all that, red wine is classy, and when it comes to dating, making a great first impression is a common rule of thumb.