Studies have shown there are many habits to cultivate that can lead to great sex. Habits like exercising more, engaging in foreplay before the ‘bedroom’ etc. According to experts, diet also plays a big role in guaranteeing a satisfactory sex life to both women and men.
Some foods are libido boosters and will affect how your body functions. These are not just food you use during the act to enhance the experience but foods that will encourage the release of hormones that are related to sexual performance and pleasure.
Some of such foods are discussed below.
Watermelon is sometimes referred to as the ‘natural viagra’. This is because it contains citrulline, a compound that helps the body relax blood vessels, boosting blood flow. For sex to be pleasurable, one needs to relax and blood flow to certain areas is key as well.
2. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate also belongs to this list. It’s not a myth as some people believe. Chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins (the same happy-making chemicals released after a great workout) and feel-good dopamine. This is what makes it a great food to eat to boost your sex life as well.
You’ve probably heard about the aphrodisiac properties of oysters. Research shared at a 2005 conference of the American Chemical Society that oysters, clams, and scallops contain compounds that raise testosterone and estrogen levels. A boost in hormone production translates into heightened sexual desire in many cases. Oysters are also an excellent source of zinc, which aids blood flow to sexual organs in both genders. If you don’t care for mollusks, you can opt for lobsters or crabs instead. Both types of shellfish are loaded with zinc.
4. Nuts and Seeds
Instead of snacking on candy, snack on a handful of nuts and seeds not only are they the healthier option they also have the added benefit of spicing things up in the bedroom. Cashews and almonds are full of zinc.
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Walnuts are doubly helpful in the love department, as they are also rich in omega-3s.
Though eating garlic before a date or during a date can be detrimental because of the smell it leaves behind in your mouth, there’s another reason you might want to risk it. The pungent herb is a natural blood thinner often used to prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Garlic is chock-full of allicin, the anticoagulant properties help ensure plenty of blood flow to your nether regions. This makes everything down there sensitive to touch. For the men, it stimulates blood circulation for stronger erections and greater endurance in the bedroom. You and your partner can both benefit from a healthy dose of garlic before an amorous evening. If you’re both eating it, nobody will mind the strong breath it leaves behind, problem solved! If it’s really a problem, keep some breath mints handy after consuming it.
6. Red Wine
Alcohol generally makes everyone looser and more open to sexual advances. A glass of red wine may help ladies get in the mood. Research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that one to two glasses of red wine a day increased sexual desire and lubrication in women. Red wine contains quercetin, which might account for the positive response. Researchers noted that drinking more than two glasses of red wine daily or indulging in other types of alcoholic beverages didn’t produce the same results. There are certain brands that have been known to boost libido in both men and women.
A consumption of eggs is great for a healthy erection. Eggs contain amino acid L-arginine that can improve erectile dysfunction. Introduce more eggs into your diet so as to enable you perform even better in ‘the other room.’
8. Dates, Tigernuts and Coconut
A well known concoction that is consumed by men and women is the juice from the above fruits / nuts. Blend all together and squeeze out the juice from it to drink. Women have said that constantly drinking the juice makes their private parts taste better for those who will indulge in cunnilingus.
Dates contain many vitamins and minerals, which are essential to boost sexual power even in older persons. The fruit is packed with amino acids for sexual stamina, as well as a good dose of fruity sugars which make them sweet.
When your sex organs engorge with blood flow, the nerve endings become extra receptive and ready for pleasure. That’s why you should enlist coconut milk and it’s flesh to ensure the elasticity of the veins and arteries.
Notably, experts in a new study suggest that African walnut like tiger nuts also can significantly boost libido or erectile function. It helped to reduce the anxiety, which plays a role in the development and maintenance of sexual dysfunctions for both men and women.
Enjoying a great sex life doesn’t have to be just about foreplay and having the stamina for it. Taking care of your body for the inside out will also go a long way to making sure you and your partner enjoy a great experience whenever you’re together.