Since the dawn of time, humans have always linked food and sex. Over time, we’ve experimented with countless natural aphrodisiacs in an attempt to ramp up our sex drive. Some foods, like oysters have proven to assist, while others like rhino horn have just been too weird. However, it’s a plain fact some foods do help with boosting sex drive.
It’s obvious that those consuming a combination of fruits, vegetables and drink plenty of water will enjoy a health body, thus an increased sex drive. But sex requires certain nutrients to help your body deliver. Here are 8 foods that help to keep you ready for action.
This boring food may not be the first to come to mind if you’re looking for a passionate night, but in fact I can have a powerful impact on your love life. Oats contain a special type of fiber call beta-glucan. This has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels by up to 23 percent. Did you know every 1 percent drop in cholesterol reflects into a 2 percent decrease in the risk of heart disease? A healthy heart equals healthy sex.
Red wine seems to always be on the list that improves your sex life. It helps with casual conversation, reduces jitters and tastes good. The scent of the wine and the taste of grapes on the palate are a very sensual combination. Also, the presence of antioxidants and resveratrol helps with a healthy heart.
Oysters and libido is a favorite subject of conversation when it comes to sexual enhancing foods. The placebo effect of consuming raw oysters may be a big help with performance. However, this legendary libido food is also a powerful source of minerals include iron and B12. In addition, oysters contain 170 percent of your daily zinc daily allowance. This trace mineral helps to regulate testosterone levels and in sperm production.
Sex is part physical and part mental. Since the brain plays a vital role in helping out with the physical part of sex, keeping it is tip-top shape makes sense. Blueberries are a powerful source of antioxidants that can help raise oxygen-levels, increase circulation and help with mental focus.
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This is a classic aphrodisiac. Thanks to the presence of serotonin and phenylethylamine this tasty food delivers. These chemicals are mild sexual stimulants supporting the urban legend that chocolate simulates the sensation of being in love in legendary.
This long fruit is packed full of potassium and folate. Folate helps to enhance blood flow and aid the production of new cells. Enhanced blood flow helps with arousal, while if nothing else, eating a banana in an erotic way can always help create the mood, too.
Drinking water helps to avoid dehydration and helps with creating bodily fluids including those in vital areas required for fun. In addition, it helps to dilute away unpleasant chemicals and odors of the foods. Drinking 64 fluid ounces daily will help to flush out your body.
The burning sensation you feel after you eat spicy foods is due to the presence of capsaicin. This is the chemical responsible for providing the burning sensation. Capsaicin helps in to increase your metabolism and gives you more energy and stamina. The perfect combination to rock your partner’s world during a passionate encounter.
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