16 foods that will improve your libido

16 foods that will improve your libido
16 food that wil improve your libido

Forget Cupid and his arrow, the only weapons you need if you want to boost performance in the bedroom is a knife and fork! For the most part, scientific research into foods as edible aphrodisiacs is rare, but folklore abounds with tales about what you should eat if you want to relight the spark in your love life.

1. Oysters

Oysters are all about the innuendo. Oysters’ texture - their smell, taste and shape - are very woman-like. You slurp oysters and lick your fingers and your lips. Eating them can be very arousing. In addition to this they have traditionally been expensive and not easy to come by – so there is a lot of symbolism of luxury about them and that makes us feel good!

In terms of nutrition, oysters have a high concentration of zinc and Vitamin B12. B12 enlarges blood vessels, keeping your man stronger for longer, while Zinc is necessary for the production of testosterone and is found in healthy semen. Research has also identified two unusual amino acids—D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate—in oysters that were found to increase sex hormones in rats.

2. Truffles

Truffles have a musky, earthy smell. They contain androstanol, a pheromone secreted by male pigs (and humans, but at lower levels) to induce mating-like behaviour in females that appeals to our baser instincts.

3. Figs

Figs contain magnesium which aids in the production of sex hormones such as androgen and oestrogen, as well as an amino acid that increases the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps expand blood vessels and increases blood flow to where it’s needed. Again, figs feel female when you eat them - fleshy, sweet and full of seeds – they’re the ultimate nod to fertility.

4. Almonds and walnuts

Go nuts for nuts! Full of protein, they boost energy and stamina. They’re also a prime source of infertility-fighting selenium and they get the blood flowing with the help of omega-3 fatty acids.

5. Asparagus

Strong male symbolism where asparagus is concerned, but they also contain lots of folate and vitamin B6, which can boost your arousal and your orgasm. It also contains high levels of "sex vitamin" E and foliate, which is necessary for histamine production. Histamine is related to easy sexual orgasm, both male and female.

6. Avocado

Avocado rev up your libido and boost your energy because they contain healthy monounsaturated fats, libido-boosting vitamin B6, folic acid, and vitamin E (the "sex vitamin"). Vitamin E has youth-boosting antioxidant properties and increases oxygen and blood flow to all regions of your body when you need it.

7. Fruit

Watermelon is full of the lycopene, citrulline, as well as beta-carotene. These relax blood vessels and boost your sex drive. Peaches are similar. They’re full to bursting of vitamin C, which studies show can increase libido in women. Both peaches and watermelon are tactile foods. You eat them with your hands and the juice drips all over your fingers and chin. Cut them up and have fun feeding chunks to someone else.

8. Sweet potato

For a great all-rounder, why not try sweet potato? Sweet and potato are full of beta carotene (which gives them that rich orange colour), which lends your body infertility-fighting vitamin A, and vitamin C for anti-aging collagen. Sweet potato also gives you iron for energy. Sprinkle it with cinnamon, a sexy spice, and get your blood pumping and your tongue tingling.

9. Steak

Red meat is a great source of zinc, especially where it has been grass fed. It contains the same libido-boosting nutrients found in oysters and therefore increases testosterone and reduces the production of prolactin, a hormone that can impair sexual function.

10. Eggs

Eggs are full of protein which boosts energy and focus, and they’re a great source of Vitamin B6 which you need for balanced hormone levels and a well-regulated libido. Breakfast in bed, anyone?

11. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is known to help prevent urinary infections, and it is also a natural diuretic that helps you de-bloat, helping you feel sexier.

12. Chocolate

Everyone knows that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. It contains magnesium, and a compound called phenylethylamine, which has been shown to release the same endorphins that are triggered by sex, according to a study in the Journal of the American Diabetic Association. Before you reach for your glass and a half, remember we are talking about good quality dark chocolate, preferably above 70% cocoa solids. The magnesium contained in good quality chocolate helps to relax muscles and ease tension in the mind, and supports the production of serotonin, which makes us very happy! Given that low mood and stress are linked to a lower sex drive, a few squares of dark chocolate will pump up the passion.

13. Beetroot

For a bright bedroom boost tuck into beetroot. Beetroot is a good source of tryptophan, a chemical that contributes to wellbeing, and nitric oxide that naturally helps to increase blood flow by causing blood vessels to dilate. It therefore supports sexual performance. Ancient Romans used beetroot to improve their sex drive and look what they did for the world!

14. Pumpkin

Another food high in zinc is pumpkin seeds. Loaded with libido-supporting vitamins B, E, C, D and K and minerals they contain calcium, potassium, niacin and phosphorous, as well as arginine which research continually shows is essential for sex drive.

15. Basil

Basil has a naturally uplifting scent that has long been recognised as an aphrodisiac. It can be consumed, or basil oil can be rubbed into the skin.

16. Oats

Porridge or oats, contains testosterone that kick-starts the libido. According to Rory McCann, the former lumberjack model, long seen on boxes of Scott's Porridge Oats, "Porridge keeps me frisky."

And finally …

Our final tip is this. Often it’s less about what you’re eating and more about the context of your meal that can set the world alight. Eating pizza on the sofa on a Saturday night may be less erotically inspiring than a candle-lit dinner for two using your best china, drinking sparkling wine and gazing into each other’s eyes. So jazz it up and good luck!

Share


Bach flowers mix 41: Libido

Bach flowers mix 41 helps to:

  • Stimulate your libido
  • Conquer performance anxiety
  • Be more resistant to stress
  • Build a positive self-image
Discover how Bach flowers mix 41 can help you
Marie Pure

Other articles


Love life in decline

Love life in decline?

Love life in decline? Your love life has to decline as you reach middle age, or when you’ve been married or with your partner for a long period of time, fact or fiction? You may see a decline in your love life while still in your 20s and 30s. What are the reasons for a love life in decline? Read on and find out.

Read the complete article

12 easy ways to get people to like you

12 easy ways to get people to like you

Have you ever noticed that some people are instantly likeable? Many people believe that people will only like you because of natural traits you're born with: good looks, talent and sociability. But this is a misconception. Getting people to like you is within your control, and it's all to do with self-belief, knowing yourself and being emotionally intelligent. Here's what to do to be more likeable.

Read the complete article

fear of fireworks dogs

7 tips to help your dog with a fear of fireworks

As nice as it is for a person to celebrate New Year, it's not so nice for a dog, especially when the loud fireworks go off the whole night. This is really frightening for many dogs. Read our 7 tips on how you can help your dog with his fear of fireworks.

Read the complete article

Mistakes as a Parent

Mistakes as a Parent

Can we learn from our mistakes and develop a stronger, healthier emotional bondwith our kids? To help you identify your weak spots, we’ve rounded up some of the most common mistakes parents make.

Read the complete article

10 tips to improve a low libido

10 tips to improve a low libido

There are many reasons why men and women may abandon any sexual intimacy. Problems at work, stress, depression, pregnancy and childrearing are just a few reasons...

Read the complete article

Are you stuck in a rut

Are you stuck in a rut?

Sometimes it’s hard to notice when we've become trapped in familiar routines. Take our quiz to find out if you’re stuck in a rut and what you can do about it.

Read the complete article

How to stop everything going wrong

How to stop everything going wrong

Do you always feel that everything’s always going wrong? Find out how to stop this cycle of bad thoughts in its tracks. When you think positively, things will start to appear positive and you will eventually feel more positive and optimistic.

Read the complete article

Even the brightest minds have setbacks!

Even the brightest minds have setbacks!

We all want to be successful but many of us find the path to achieving our dreams is blocked by our fear of failure. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, go backpacking around the world or start up a new business, you need to accept that you might fail many times over before you achieve success.

Read the complete article

Do you or does your partner have a low libido

Do you or does your partner have a low libido?

While many people are embarrassed to admit it, a loss of libido (sex drive) is actually more common than you might imagine. Read here what causes a drop of libido in men & women.

Read the complete article

I don't want to!

I don't want to!

Motivation can be somewhat elusive - some days, you just can't seem to make yourself do the stuff you don't want to. But putting things off just leads to stress, frustration and a sense of guilt.

Read the complete article

Free personal advice for your problem?

Are you unsure which Bach flowers can help you? Contact Tom for free advice.

tom vermeersch
Tom Vermeersch

Yes, I want free advice

No thanks, I will do my own research