Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive
Turning to aphrodisiacs, which stimulate sexual desire, is an age-old way to naturally help boost your sex drive and combat erectile dysfunction. While consistent problems related to sexual performance often require treatment to see significant improvement, it can never hurt to supplement your diet with these fruits and vegetables that can have been linked to positive side effects like increased libido, testosterone production and blood flow.
There are certain aphrodisiacs most people are familiar with. You’ve probably overheard people mention how chocolate, red wine and oysters can get you “in the mood.” But there are some tasty items that are less well known for their link to sexual arousal. Adding asparagus and avocado to your diet is one way to potentially improve your sexual appetite.
Asparagus provides Vitamin E, which can increase blood and oxygen flow to the genitals. Blood flow is a key part of getting and maintaining an erection. This veggie also has a high level of potassium, which some studies link to sex hormone production. The avocado comes with high levels of vitamin B6 which helps with the mechanism that produces testosterone.
Another overlooked category of aphrodisiacs are fruits. Some studies show that pomegranates, watermelons and figs are associated with increased sexual desire. Pomegranates have antioxidants, which promote blood flow to the genitals. Also, some studies link pomegranate juice to improvement of erectile dysfunction. Watermelons contain citruline, which can help increase nitric acid, impacting blood flow, blood vessel relaxation and sexual arousal. Figs are high in amino acids, linked to improved sexual stamina and increased libido.
So next time you are preparing your grocery list, keep your sexual health in mind and add a few of these items to your cart.