Have you been noticing a decline in your sex drive lately? You are not alone! Unless you are new couples, most of you might be noticing a decrease in desire to bed activity as time goes by.
While there are many factors affecting your libido such as sleep and medication, it is usually due to age to most people. Fret not as there is a natural way to boost your sex drive – healthy diet. Here is a list of food that you can add to your meal.
While oyster’s shape and texture resemble female genitalia and can be suggestive, there is more to it than that. Many people doubted the aphrodisiac nature of oysters, until recently when Science gave it its nod. It is a rich source of zinc which increases blood flow to the genitals. It also builds up testosterone levels in men while actively boosting hormones, thereby improving physical performance in bed. If you are not a fan of oysters, some alternatives include crab, shrimp, lobster, and mussel which have less zinc content but rich in other nutrients. So, invite your lover to a slurp feast to unleash that inner fire!
2. Red Wine
Yes, you read that right! You now have more reasons to drink your wine. Perhaps a wine on your first honeymoon was in fact a perfect idea!
A study found that drinking red wine moderately boosts women’s sex drive and lubrication more than women who do not. It is also rich in antioxidants that releases nitric oxide in the blood which relaxes the muscles in men’s genitals, allowing arousal. However, excessive drinking, as with any alcohol, may lead to the opposite and even bring other negative effects to your body. Wait no more and pour your lover a glass or two!
3. Red Meat
You’re probably one of those that have fast-paced lifestyle causing stress and fatigue. This is one of the main reasons why couples lack the desire to make love. You might as well pair up your red wine with a juicy steak. Red meat is a rich source of iron which is responsible for carrying oxygen to our muscles and brain. It increases stamina which is crucial to having great performance in bed. Perhaps it would be a great idea to treat your lover to a nice meal of steak and red wine on your anniversary. Bon appetit!
4. Dark Chocolate
Chocolates are a favorite on any celebrations, most especially on Valentine’s Day. The next time you pick a chocolate for your loved one, make sure it is dark chocolate. Apparently, there is more to chocolates than a just sweet gesture of love. While many people doubt whether its chemical properties make someone horny, it actually contains L-arginine that increases blood flow and thereby improves libido. Additionally, its chemical content called phenylethylamine (PEA) releases hormones that make someone feel elated. Though this feeling of euphoria is only momentary, it would be great to indulge in its goodness just before the bed activity.
Cherries have been a famous sex symbol and commonly present in any naughty feast, from tasty cherry sorbet to sexy body shots. In fact, it is said that anyone who can tie a cherry stem into a knot with their tongue is believed to be a good kisser. While that statement still remains a myth, cherries are packed with vitamins, potassium and anti-inflammatory compounds that promotes blood flow necessary for sexual climax. Additionally, cherries are rich in a flavonoid called anthocyanins. A study involving men shows that flavonoid rich foods reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Other foods rich in flavonoid include blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and other citrus fruits.
So, a bowl of cherries on your bedside is definitely a perfect stimulant!
There is more to the aroma of coffee that stimulates our senses. It might sound a myth but statements claiming that coffee drinkers are better in bed are actually backed by science. Yes, it is! According to a study, certain amount of caffeine intake, 2-3 cups a day, in men reduces the chances of erectile dysfunction (ED). Another study shows that catalase, an antioxidant enzyme found in caffeine, increases sperm motility in men. Moreover, a cup of coffee a day increases blood flow and revs up female libido. So, you might want to think twice on your tea. Wake up and shift to the aroma of a daily dose of brewed coffee!
To sum it all, there are many natural compounds in our daily foods that are beneficial to our sexual health, and these are not only limited to this list. While these foods are rich source of nutrients that gets our drive rising, there are no scientific studies that prove them to be treatment for any sexual desire disorder.