15 foods you should eat to boost your sex drive
Before heading off to the supermarket, make sure you rewrite your list and buy some (or all) of these 15 foods that's sure to boost your sex drive!
While Viagra is clinically proven to keep your partner's sexual arousal at peak levels and his man bits continuously hard, it is expensive and has side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, indigestion and skin redness, among many others. Before you and your partner decide that you need drugs to enhance your lovemaking, why not look for more natural things to ingest?
To help you out, we've put together a list of 15 foods that you can eat or use to boost your sex drive and to make your sack sessions even steamier.
Warm milk relaxes you and is said to induce sleep. To stay relaxed but awake, a traditional Indian recipe of adding crushed pepper and powdered almonds to the milk can help your guy get ready for a long night of languid lovemaking.
In fact, this milk recipe is a traditional drink given to Indian bridegrooms on their wedding night. It can also be used for foreplay - splash on a bit of milk on yourself for him to lick off.
Said to contain serotonin and phenylethylamine, chocolate triggers the release of happy hormones in our bodies, perking us up and shifting our mood to something positive. Eating this as dessert (but only in moderation!) can get you and your partner happy, making pillow play a delight later on.
Did you know that the great Renaissance lover Casanova ate 50 oysters at the start of his day to maintain his sexual prowess? He must be really good at schucking.
Oysters contain large amounts of zinc that help men in terms of semen production and maintaining testosterone levels. When your man's testosterone and sperm levels are optimal, they have lowered risk of heart attack and are more energetic in bed.
Any hot-blooded male can benefit from the allicin found in our favorite pang-gisa. This substance is said to increase blood flow to his sexual organs, which means he can stay up longer and harder. Yum!
Eat one with him during dinner and show him what you're going to do to him later.
But more than that, traditional Indian medicine experts say consuming 2-3 bananas in a day can help your man increase his stamina. Bananas are a great source of energy and contain bromelain, which directly affects a male's sex drive in positive ways.
You also get lots of B vitamins and potassium, which fight stress and reduce anxiety, helping you and your man enjoy sex even more.
6. Mangoes and Peaches
Not just visually stimulating, these dessert-ready fruits can do wonders for your sex life.
You can start by cutting them up and feeding each other mouth-to-mouth. Aside from raising your arousal levels, mangoes and peaches contain large amounts of vitamin E and C respectively. Vitamin E helps your man increase his sexual stamina and vitamin C helps increase his sperm count.
Did you know that humans and animals copulate more frequently and for extended periods of time after ingesting ginseng?
Used by the ancient Chinese to increase libido in men, ginseng is known for being called the 'man root' in traditional medicine. It contains a male plant hormone that increases one's sex drive and sperm production, as well as decreasing fatigue and increasing energy levels.
Talk to your doctor or a traditional Chinese medicine practicioner to find out how much ginseng you need to ingest to feel its effects.
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Have a spicy dinner laden with chilis to get both of you hot and bothered long before bedtime.
Chilis contain capsaicin, which when released from the brain, emulates the feeling of being high. The feeling is basically chemically similar to arousal. You don't have to get your capsaicin fix in a chili supplement, since natural chilies mixed in your food produces the same effect without the concentrated discomfort.
You can use this spice at the dinner table as part of your meal or add it to milk in small quantities and drink a glass everyday.
Did you know that celery is basically a mating dance on a stick? You can seduce your man by eating it suggestively while you let the food compounds do their work.
Chewing on celery releases androstenone, the molecules of which travel up your nose and throat and stimulate your own arousal. Once you're hot and ready, your own body releases pheromones that make you attractive to the opposite sex.
Just make sure he doesn't take them with a nightly beer, as alcohol can dull sexual arousal and sensitivity in his dangly bits.
Peanuts, aside from being compared to a woman's clitoris, are also good for improving sexual stamina and increasing blood flow to the penis. Taking it in the unsalted, slightly roasted form everyday gives you and your man a boost in L-arginine, which heightens the stamina.
Scoop out some of that green fruit flesh and lick your spoon while your man watches.
Spoon-licking aside, consuming unpeeled avocados with a glass of milk everyday can contribute to better sexual stamina in men thanks to folic acid. Its high folic acid content is also great for pregnant women, so if you and your partner are into pregnancy sex, then better stock up on this green wonder.
Pistachios contain arginine, which in turn boosts nitric oxide levels in the body. In a study, men who consumed three to four handfuls of the pistachio nuts everyday for three weeks experienced the effects of Viagra and Cialis. They're also great for lowering cholesterol levels!
Just like pistachios, a study showed that eating around three and a half (3 1/2) servings of red watermelon or a serving of yellow watermelon in a day produces Viagra-like effects in men.
Not only does this juicy berry prevent cholesterol from blocking your blood vessels, it also increases blood flow to your man's dangly bits. This means he gets more sensation, and a larger, more vigorous package when he's up and at it. It can do wonders for his confidence and your own sexual needs.
So have you modified your grocery list this week? Maybe you should change up your meal plan to include a few (or all!) of the food featured. If you didn't notice, most of the things on this list also make for a healthier lifestyle for your family.
You don't just get better lovemaking sessions, you also get fitter and sexier. What's not to like?
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