Ten foods that will breath life into your love life

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 9 Nov, 2023 07:09 | 4 mins read
Apples. PHOTO/Pexels
Apples. PHOTO/Pexels

If you find you’re more eager to sleep than have sex on a regular basis, your mojo may need a booster shot.  

There are a number of things you can try, from eating certain foods and sipping some drinks to spice up action between the sheets.

1. Apples

They are not only delicious, but also contain multiple polyphenols, antioxidants, and flavonoids that protect you from prostate cancer,  promote blood circulation, thereby preventing high blood pressure, which can lead to sexual dysfunction due to damaged blood vessels, which impair blood flow.

In females, high blood pressure can lead to a lower libido and less interest in sex. Lower blood flow can affect how the body responds to sexual activity. But with flavonoids contained in apples, high consumption of this fruit will definately boost your overall health and keep your sex life healthier than before.

2. Beets

Beetroots are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making them a healthful addition to any diet. They’re also high in dietary nitrates, which means they could help boost your sex life.

Dietary nitrates expand the blood vessels, a process known as vasodilation, which improves blood flow. This has beneficial effects on muscle contraction.

Because of this, people including athletes use nitrates to boost performance in the field, especially during high intensity exercises with short periods. These same mechanisms also help to improve blood flow and stamina during sex, while improving your heart health overally.

3. Red wine

Like apples, red wine contains quercetin, an antioxidant that boosts blood flow.

A 2009 study involving 798 women found that regular, moderate intake of red wine was linked with higher sexual desires and overall bedroom functionality.

Researchers note that drinking more than two glasses of red wine daily or indulging in other types of alcoholic beverages didn’t produce the same results.

That said, drinking wine, or any alcohol, in excess can have the opposite effect, leading to sexual dysfunction.

4. Carrots

For long, carrots have been linked with eye health. But carrots have beta-carotene and antioxidants, which help increase blood flow to the genitals.

The vegie is also linked to increased sperm count in men. The anti-oxidants in carrots also slows down the ageing process, thus slowing down age-related erectile dysfunction.

5. Cashews

Instead of candy, try snacking on a handful of nuts and seeds. Cashews are a great source of zinc, a nutrient known for boosting testosterone and blocking the enzymes that convert it to oestrogen. These are an actual sex drive enhancer for men.

Other nuts and seeds that one can indulge in as they look at increasing their bedroom prowess include walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, hazelnuts and peanuts.

Cashews. PHOTO/Pexels
Cashews. PHOTO/Pexels

6. Chillies

Spicy chili peppers are not for the faint of heart, but scientific studies have shown that men who regularly eat chillies have elevated levels of testosterone.

The boost comes from capsaicin, which stimulates heart rate and releases endorphins that give you a natural high sexual urges and puts you in the mood. 

7. Olive oil

Olives and olive oil are perfect foods if you are struggling in the bedroom. This amazing food is tied to increased libido in males, particularly increased testosterone and has positive effects on cardiovascular health.

The improved blood flow, as you can imagine, is vital for male sexual arousal.

8. Oysters

Oysters are possible the favourite choice for natural aphrodisiacs. Consumed as a libido enhancer since ancient times, the health benefits of our favourite bivalve verges on spiritual.

Scientifically, they are loaded with minerals that raise your testosterone levels such as zinc and are virtually zero calories. You can burn belly fat while setting the mood. Zinc may be, especially important in male fertility, as it helps regulate testerones  levels.

Oysters contain more zinc than any other food source, therefore a mega game changer in your bedroom matters. If you’re not a fan of mollusks, try lobster or crab instead. Both types of shellfish are loaded with zinc.

9. Garlic

Garlic gets an undeserved bad rap when it comes to romance. Sure, it’s strong, but it smells great while cooking and is good for your health.

The main benefit comes from the elevated levels of allicin in garlic, a compound that increases the blood flow to sexual organs for both men and women. It’s a surprising solution for both sexes.

Garlic. PHOTO/Pexels
Garlic. PHOTO/Pexels

10. Greens

Incorporating leafy greens such as spinach, broccollis among other vegetables in your diet supports your entire endocrine system.

Leafy greens are high on nutrient and mineral count, which are advantageous to the libido and other sexual functions.

With a health endocrine system, your body will have the tools to encourage sexual desire: supporting the libido, strengthening the kidneys and boosting metabolism.

This is why you need to increase your vegetable uptake in all the meals.

Related Topics