No good life is possible without a good relationship. Likewise, no good relationship is possible without good sexual stamina and drive. Finally, no good sex is possible without decent and healthy nutrition. There are particular foods, which are highly advisable for regular intake due to their exceptional ability of increasing sexual desire. Also, there are foods that (attention!) dull sexual drive.
Where sexual drive comes from
Sexual desire is part of the complex mechanism of reproduction, and it occurs due to the influence of hormones, which trigger this mechanism. These are estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Nutritional imbalances may undermine the functioning of the glands, which produce these hormones. It takes its toll on our sexual life immediately. If that is the case, a romantic environment with tender candle light and a love song may not work.
What are the foods to be avoided?
Let’s start with “don’ts” to get it over with ASAP and get down to the sweetest part of it. Foods, which contain trans fats (bakery, diary) and too much sugar, have all reasons to be regarded as potential libido- and sex drive killers. Excessive intake of these foods can affect the cardiovascular system, impede blood flow and, consequently, the supply of oxygen to the areas of the brain and glands that regulate sexual activity and the sex organs themselves. This is not to say that you should completely eliminate these products from your menu. They do have healthy properties, but, please, remember where to draw the line!
What are the drivers foods?
Now the most exciting part of it!
Lettuce, broccoli, kohlrabi, and other fiber- and vitamin-rich foods are a nice kind of fuel. They contain substances (opiates, flavonoids, etc.), which stimulate the production of estrogen and testosterone and get your bomb ready to go off properly. Besides, they give you good looks, which is a driver in itself!
Watermelon is as sexy-looking and sexy-tasting as it is sex-boosting. This is thanks to a high level of L-citrulline, an amino acid, which the body converts to L-arginine (according to Texas A&M Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center). The latter, in turn, contributes to the production and release of nitric oxide, which improves blood flow in the corpus cavernosum and increases arousal. This appears to be similar to Viagra’s effect, except it is a much healthier and sweeter way of getting it!
Apples contain antioxidants (flavonoids), which act like a fuel and give you an extra charge of stamina for all sorts of physical activities, including sex. These flavonoids (particularly quercitin), which block cortisone – a chemical, which is responsible for the sense of fatigue.
Figs are fairly thought to boost both fertility and sexual drive. They help the body to produce pheromones and are very rich in fiber, which will keep you slim and therefore attractive!
Ginger is a universal addition to food, both in terms of flavor and health, as well as sexual capability. It is renowned for its beneficial effect on arteries and blood circulation. It has been estimated that four to five teaspoonfuls of ginger a week will keep you braced and high-spirited in all respects!
Oats are a viable source of L-arginine, which as described in the watermelon paragraph, produces a Viagra-like effect. Besides, it oats reduce bad cholesterol and therefore keep your cardiovascular system strong. Since atherosclerosis is quicker to affect relatively narrow arteries, which are found near the genitals, this food must be included in your daily menu.
Eggs are very rich in protein and other nutrients. Besides, they contain L-arginine, which is all so great for treatment of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disorders. A couple of eggs in the morning – boiled, scrambled, fried, etc. – will rev you up for the rest of the day and into the night!
This is not a complete list of foods that make your sexual life better! Neither this is to downplay the importance of other things, which you should do to keep it ticking, like exercise, building a psychologically healthy relationship, etc.