If your sex life has become slouchy, it’s time to zone in on your diet and general lifestyle to strengthen things a little bit. Certain foods are known to increase libido level and even enhance the pleasure derived during sex. These foods don’t just make you feel like having sex but are also involved with processes inside your body that help stimulate and enhance sexual performance.
A lot of relationships are on the rocks due to a decline in the couple’s sex life. While some are at the verge of throwing in the towel, others have resorted to rigorous prayers and spiritual activities to get back on track. Sometimes all it takes is simply strolling into the kitchen or the grocery store and you’re on your way to sexual redemption. Seriously, isn’t it lovely to know that certain foods can help improve your relationship sexually?
Generally, eating a balanced diet and making it a lifestyle helps keep your sex life on fire as well as stabilize your overall health. Gladly, food scientists have discovered specific foods that help release hormones in your body that are linked to sex drive and performance.
Let’s be honest, it would take much more than mood music and whispering sweet nothings in the ears of your partner for the night to go completely as planned.
Here are 7 foods that can increase your libido, enhance your sex life and even leave you in a better state of health…
Ahem!! Yes, oysters can literally put you in the mood. This may be due to their significantly sufficient amount of Zinc which gives stamina and aids cell metabolism. Oysters are well known aphrodisiacs because they raise both testosterone and estrogen levels and we all know this can only lead to great sexual performance by both parties. With oysters as a regular item on your plate, your sex life is about to sky rocket – please don’t fasten your seat belt.
Garlic contains a lot of allicin, which increases blood flow and interestingly the underneath regions are not left out. The blood vessels on the penis are usually thin and it’s easy for that area to get clogged up. Garlic is a natural blood thinner and this could aid blood circulation leading to a more stable erection. What’s not to enjoy when your tools are more erect and with greater enduring power?
Do well to tread with caution, this strong smelling herb won’t leave you without a pungent trail. So have a mint handy or maybe take it way before bedtime with your partner.
3. Red wine
Let’s just say, if you’re low on your sex drive that’s nothing sipping on a glass of red wine cannot fix.
Ladies get in here, you might want to know that research has shown that red wine increases lubrication and hikes your sexual desire. Apparently, the quercetin in red wine increases sexual response. Like with everything esle, moderation is key. Taking more than 2 glasses a day would only decline sexual performance and wreck your sex life in the long run.
Why not have a glass or two of red wine with your partner to set the mood right?
The L-arginine in walnuts keeps arteries flexible and ultimately improves blood flow in the body. Have we emphasized enough that for you to have great sex, oxygen has to be sufficient in the sex organs and so does blood. So why not have walnuts with your boo while watching TV or just ‘gisting’. Trust us, you won’t be gisting for long as your libido won’t allow for much words. Wink!
5. Dark chocolate
Chocolates have always been a romantic way to tell your partner you care for them. There are also a way of using one stone to kill two birds. While meeting your partner’s emotional needs chocolates could also boost their sex drive. That said, the key is to get the antioxidants in chocolates and you don’t need too much chocolate to achieve this. You can literally get high on your partner with a single dark chocolate; seeing the high cocoa content which releases dopamine and endorphins (feel good hormones). Go ahead and ease yourself with chocolate for that perfect night of sex.
Nature obviously gave us a hint by the priapic appearance of this food. It doesn’t just look the part but it’s also known for its high potassium content which improves testosterone synthesis. This has been proven to improve the sex life of both the male and female. Also, banana helps muscle contractions which can’t be overlooked if great sex is a goal. Going bananas never felt so good.
Watermelons have been around for the longest and is popular for its refreshing and hydrating effect on our bodies. Who would have thought that this rejuvenating drink has a high citrulline content which relaxes the blood vessels and improves sexual arousal. The lycopene content in watermelons does a better job than Viagra and the function of viagras are well known.
How else can you effortlessly set the tone for the rest of the night and your sex life if not by guzzling some watermelon juice and compensating your body with fluids – seeing that you’ll be needing a lot of that soon.
The best part is that each of these food items are readily available and won’t require a trip to the far-flung corners of the world in search of some exotic recipe. Explore these foods and get jiggy with it between the sheets.
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