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Best Foods for Better Sex
So you want to eat healthier without harming your sex drive? We’ve got answers for you brothers.
Often men become embarrassed when they have difficulty producing and maintaining an erection, or when they ejaculate too early. While a regular exercise routine is beneficial for increasing sexual stamina, a healthy diet inclusive of blueberries, peanuts, garlic, bananas and even dark chocolate can give you the boost in sexual stamina that you seek. See why below.
Blueberries are considered a “super sexual” food for men because they function a bit like Viagra, according to some experts. Blueberries are packed with compounds that help relax the blood vessels and improve circulation within the body. Eat as many as you want, great source of antioxidants.
Peanuts are not just for the ball park, they are a rich natural source of the amino acid, L-arginine, which is essential for increasing sexual stamina in men. L-arginine relaxes the blood vessels in the penis causing more blood flow to the groin region, and increasing sexual stamina during sex.
Did you expect to see garlic on this list? Garlic contains allicin, a compound that is thought to increase blood flow to the sexual organs. Increased blood flow to the penis causes it to stay erect longer, thereby increasing sexual stamina during sex. Think natural garlic, not garlic powder or salt.
The health benefits of bananas are long documented. Bananas can increase sexual stamina by increasing the male’s energy level during sex. Bananas contain an enzyme called bromelain, which improves male potency, sexual stamina and increases libido. They are also a good source of B vitamins, which increase the body’s energy level during sexual activity.
The health benefits of red wine are also well documented, from Europe to Asia. A compound in red wine could increase levels of testosterone circulating in your body by inhibiting the way you excrete the hormone, according to new research in Nutrition Journal.
Dark chocolate may be beneficial in improving sexual stamina in men because it contains the endurance boosters, phenylethylamine and alkaloid. Phenylethylamine is a chemical that promotes good feelings during sex, while alkaloid’s caffeine effect increases energy, thereby improving sexual stamina. Sorry guys, milk chocolate has less of the same benefits.
So if you are making changes to your diet and exercise routine this year, consider increasing aerobic activity. Heart health, along with these simple ‘super foods’ above will not only get you noticed but a little action. Bon appetit.