Man and woman Want to live a long, healthy and vibrant life? Maintaining a healthy sex life can actually assist you on that path, boasting numerous benefits for your mind, body and overall health.
If your sex drive is a bit lackluster lately; no worries, we’ve all been there. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it can be extremely difficult to get in the mood.
Luckily, there are some proven methods that are effective when it comes to boosting your libido – in this blog, we will be focusing on how certain foods can help fire it up in the bedroom!
Here are 10 common foods that will ignite your flame, no matter how old you are! And a bonus, they also happen to contain many other properties to optimize your overall health.
The Ancient Greeks ate olives to help aid in their power of seduction. Men experienced a particular boost in sex drive when eating green olives while black olives seemed to do the trick for women.
A slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July staple. But according to recent studies, the delicious fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. Doctors and scientists say that watermelon contains ingredients, including citruline that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels, which can boost the libido. If you’re looking to get in the mood, cut up a bowl of fresh watermelon (or make a watermelon smoothie) and you’ll be ready to go in no time.
The Aztec’s knew about this libido boosting fruit ages ago, calling it “ahuacatl” or testicle. The Spanish priests forbade them to their parishioners, as they were deemed too sexy. Now, avocados are incredibly popular in Europe where many people have experienced their sexual powers. Why? They are loaded with libido enhancing potassium and rich in folic acid that provides energy and stamina – both of which are important once your libido is restored.
Add a handful of nuts to your morning breakfast, a salad or a dessert will go a long way in boosting your libido. Nuts – particularly walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts – are a great source of L-argine. L-argine gets converted into nitric oxide, which has long since been known as a sex booster.
There’s a reason men and women in medieval times used honey instead of champagne to toast at weddings – because it’s proven to boost sexual desire. The honey base is full of boron – a mineral proven to increase testosterone while metabolizing estrogen. Add a spoonful of honey to your afternoon tea and get ready for a night of fun.
Although not the most sensual of foods, all bird and fish eggs are high in vitamins B6 and B5. These help balance hormone levels and fight stress, two things that are crucial to a healthy sex drive. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Have some caviar and (a bit of) champagne and you are good to go!