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9 Foods To Lift Libido
Men and sex go together like PB&J or ham and eggs.
And every time you eat a meal, you can improve your health, even your sexual health. Many studies link a healthy sex life to a stronger immune system and lower prostate cancer risk. Those who have healthy sex lives tend to live longer. And choosing certain healthful foods can provide a healthy boost in mood and sexual desire.
9 Foods to Boost Your Libido
Eggs are an important component of sexual health, they are a good source of L-arginine, an amino acid that can help eradicate erectile dysfunction. Egg yolks from hens raised on pasture also provide ample amounts of vitamin B12, one of the necessary building blocks for serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter that directly affects libido.
Legend is that during medieval times, newlyweds consumed a fermented drink made from honey, to boost desire. Now we know honey is a source of boron, a mineral that helps metabolize estrogen—in men, boron also increases testosterone levels in blood.
Eat more asparagus. Asparagus is high in vitamin E, a nutrient so vital for sexual health that it is often dubbed “the sex vitamin.” Eat up.
Spinach is a libido game changer. It’s a great source of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels, according to researchers. Better blood flow to the genitals, creates greater arousal for men. Spinach and vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cabbage are full of the sex nutrient, folate.
Garlic is a known super-food that also can help improve blood flow to all parts of your body, which creates a warming effect. It’s described as a “hot” herb by holistic docs, because it contains allicin.
Ginger is also thought to boost blood circulation, including to the sex organs. Physicians in Ancient Greece prescribed ginger root to men experiencing sexual difficulties—ginger is even listed in the Kama Sutra as an aphrodisiac.
Are you just too uptight for sex? Breathing in the scent of lemon (as well as chamomile and bergamot) appears to trigger a deep relaxation response in both men and women. Helps to put you in the mood.
Bananas are rich in potassium and B vitamins, important for sexual stamina and sex hormone production in men. They also contain bromelain, believed by holistic practitioners to increase libido and even reverse impotence in men.
Pineapples are super-rich in vitamin C and used as a homeopathic treatment for impotence (due to high levels of bromelain, same substance found in bananas).
And before you introduce new foods to your diet, be sure you are free of food allergies. If erectile dysfunction is a problem for you, contact a physician or research a urologist in your area for treatment options. A healthy balanced diet, along with exercise is always a good idea for better health and wellbeing.