Best Foods to Improve Libido

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Sex is an important aspect of being a well-rounded, healthy individual.  Sexual activity has many health benefits that include curing headaches, reducing stress, improved sleep, improved blood flow, increased life span, and burning calories.  Here are Health Fitness Revolution’s pick of natural foods to increase libido:

  •  Celery: contains androsterone, an odorless hormone released through male perspiration that turns women on.
  • Avocados: In Mayan and Aztec cultures, the fruit was viewed as a powerful aphrodisiac. Avocados provide many nutrients that are important for sexual function, including beta carotene, magnesium, and vitamin E.
  • Oysters:  A known aphrodisiac for years, oysters improve dopamine levels which boosts libido in men and women. Oysters are also high in zinc which is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm.
  • Pumpkin seeds:  high in zinc which is essential for healthy sperm production and preventing testosterone deficiency in men.
  • Asparagus:  Viewed as an aphrodisiac for centuries, this vegetable is packed with a lot of Vitamin E, which is often referred to as the “sex vitamin”because it is so fundamental to sexual health.
  • Olives: According to the ancient Greek, green olives made a man more virile, and black olives increased desire in women.
  • Raw Almonds (and nuts in general): provide essental fatty acids that are necessary for the production of sex hormones in the body.
  • Raw Garlic: contains allicin, which is thought to increase blood flow to sexual organs. Just make sure you pop a breathe mint before kissing your partner.
  • Hot Chilis: The capsaicin in hot chilis promotes the release of chemicals that raise heart rate and release endorphins- which lead to increased libido!
  • Watermelon: often referred to as “natural Viagra”, this fruit contains citrulline amino acid which is good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax the blood vessels that increase sex drive.
  • Chocolate: All chocolate comes from the cocoa bean.  It has more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. It also contains a stimulating chemical known as phenylethlamine, that  stimulates the sense of excitement and well being. The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that found, women who enjoyed a piece of chocolate every day had a more active sex life than those who didn’t.  We recommend 60% or more cocoa dark chocolate.

 

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