Libido Boosting Foods
Libido is another word for sex drive. Foods that can improve people’s libido are called aphrodisiacs, named after Aphrodite the ancient Greek goddess of love.
Sex and sexuality are a part of life. Aside from reproduction, sex can be about intimacy and pleasure. That is why a low sexual drive calls for concern.
Causes of Low Libodo in Women
Women experience low sex drive due to a number of reasons like sexual problems, some medications, medical diseases, lifestyle habits, hormonal changes like menopause, pregnancy and breast feeding. Some are as a result of psychological issues like stress, low self esteem, past negative sexual experience and also relationship issues, such as poor communication of sexual needs and preferences, lack of connection with spouse or even when there is lack of trust.
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Common Causes of Low libido in men
A number of things can cause low sex drive in men which could be psychological such as depression, stress and relationships issues; physical issues like low testosterone, medications, exercising too much or even less and also alcohol and drug use. Low sexual drive in men can sometimes be both physical and psychological.
Now that we’ve identified the possible causes of low libido, let’s look at these foods that can boost your libodo.
Libido Boosting Foods for Better Sex
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Oysters are among the most famous aphrodisiacs in history. Their effects may be due to their zinc content. Zinc is a mineral the body needs every day for many vital functions, such as cell metabolism, stamina, and regulating levels of testosterone. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone.
walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that boost dopamine and also arginine, an amino acid that increases the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases circulation.
Asparagus makes the list because it’s high in folate, a B vitamin that regulates the production of histamine. Just in case you don’t know, That’s the chemical that is released during an orgasm.
Dark chocolate releases serotonin and endorphins that improves your mood. Consuming dark chocolate doesn’t improve libido but you will feel happy, pleased and nice. I was almost bothered because I snack on chocolates a lot until I noticed the emphasis on dark chocolates. I still feel eating chocolates improves my mood.
Red grapes are a good source of boron, which is a mineral that helps stimulate the production of both estrogen and testosterone. A boost in estrogen and testosterone can send fresh energy to your sex organs and put you in the mood quicker.
Research has shown that consuming bananas can improve your sex drive. According to the Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos – Bananas are a great source of potassium, a critical nutrient for muscle contraction which is very important for good quality sex. Tammy Lakatos Shames also added- bananas naturally contain bromelain, which helps produce testosterone.
Studies show that women with higher sex drives have higher testosterone.
Watermelon is sometimes referred to as “natural viagra” because it contains citrulline, a compound that helps the body relax blood vessels, boosting blood flow. I’m sure you’ll begin to look at this fruit differently now.
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Studies show that consuming eggs boosts a healthy erection. Eggs contain amino acid L-arginine that can improve erectile dysfunction.
Coffee is a stimulant, hence spikes your sex drive. Coffee can stimulate the brain to heighten arousal- Maybe I should increase the volume for those that can’t do without a cup of coffee to take note.
According to Sexologist, Dr Vijay Singhal- Any healthy food is good for sex. However, there are certain items that are particularly beneficial (as mentioned above). One must note that excessive alcohol is bad for a healthy sex life – it increases the desire but decreases the performance.
It is not enough to feast on these libido boosting foods. You also need to consider healthier lifestyle choices, improved diet, exercise regularly, cut down on alcohol and reduce stress. You should also consult your doctor if you’re worried that your sex drive has dropped. Your sexual health is important.