Believe it or not, there are so many things that can impact your sex drive. Of course, sex drives vary not only from person to person but based on so many factors, from the medications you take to how you feel about your body and your mental health.
But if you are looking for a little libido boost, there are plenty of surprising things you can do that will help you want to have more sex, from the food you eat to your choice of exercise.
Foods that can help people improve their libido are commonly caused aphrodisiacs.
Oysters are among the most common aphrodisiacs in history. Their effects may be because of their zinc content.
Zinc is a mineral the body needs every day for many vital functions, such as cell metabolism, stamina, and regulating levels of testosterone. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone.
Here are 7 foods that can provide the spark to your lackluster sexual appetite and increase your libido.
Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, that increases libido and reverses importance in men. Also, they are potent sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increases the body’s overall energy levels.
A great way to incorporate bananas into your sex fantasy is to place cut banana pieces on your lady love’s body and slowly eat them.
Eggs for breakfast, however you have them, can up your chances of a sexier day ahead. They are packed with essential nutrients and are rich in vitamins B5 and B6. Research has found this can balance hormone levels and lessen stress- two things which are believed to play a big role in keeping up a healthy libido.
Chocolates increase both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making us happy and lowering our stress level-both mood boosters if you know what we mean. Another theory is that cocoa increases blood flow through the arteries and relaxed blood vessels- sending blood to all the right regions. Whatever the reason, chocolate is never a bad thing.
Almonds are a great source of essential fatty acids. These provide the raw material for man’s healthy production of hormones. Additional the smell of almonds arouses passion in females.
You can add to the sexual ambiance by lighting some almond-scented candles to build up her mood.
Eat almonds raw with no added salt or sweetness. Alternately, crush some fresh almonds and sprinkle them on your salad to get the energy you need.
That Pumpkin Spice Latte may be on your mind first thing in the morning, but before bedtime, getting some sustenance from a real pumpkin might lift your spirits more effectively.
In fact, pumpkin seeds can help boost your mood.
They’re one of the best food sources of the amino acid known as tryptophan, which helps the production of serotonin in your brain. Antidepressants help the brain to circulate serotonin, so if you’re taking them now, these little pumpkin pick-me-ups may make them even more effective.
Whether they are the white or the sweet variety, potatoes are a great source of potassium. This nutrient counteracts salt’s bloating effects and boosts circulation, which can help you look better in bed and also boost your bedroom pleasure. It can also improve your mood.
A healthy diet is an important part of healthy sex life.
If you want to know how to have a better sex life in your relationship, it’s time to start by avoiding these foods that can crush your libido.
Can’t do without that daily cola which goes with your meal? Well, you may want to give this addiction a serious rethink.
Drinking colas on a regular basis can mean bidding your sex life adieu.
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame directly affect your serotonin levels. Serotonin (or the happy hormone) is vital in encouraging a sense of good health and well-being. Low serotonin, studies show, is related to lower libido in both men and women.
A glass of wine or a cocktail can get you in the mood but drink much more than regularly, and your libido will pay the price. Alcohol is a depressant that can play havoc with a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection and dampen libido for both sexes.
Slow down when it comes to drinking and you may find that you rediscover your sexual sparkle.
To help do this. Drinking a 2 to 1 ratio of water to alcoholic beverages and lay off the whiskey- it’s the opposite of the foods that makes you taste good.
Greasy foods definitely don’t do your sex life any favors. Trans fats found in fried foods dramatically decrease male and female libido. Consuming trans fatty acids can also cause abnormal sperm production in men and interferes with female gestation. You and your significant other would be wise to skip the french fries at dinner since they could be at fault for more than one sexual problem.
You’ve probably heard of the infamous “sugar crash,” and it’s the last thing you want to happen when it’s time to get in the mood. After sweets first cause your blood sugar level to spike, both your energy and your blood sugar then fall dramatically, eliciting fatigue, food cravings, and brain fog.
Not surprisingly, you might not have the focus and energy required for a dynamic sexual experience. Processed baked goods also contain trans fats, which can trap vital food glucose in the blood, raising blood sugar levels and reducing libido.
Yes, we know the drink wires you up and makes you feel alert, all raring to go. But if you’re someone who feels edgy or apprehensive after drinking coffee, the caffeine could have a direct impact on the time in bed with your partner. Increased anxiety can often lower your sex drive.