Food may not be the magical cure-all for all things sexual as its touted to be-sexual performance depends more on body confidence than diet. But certain consumables can provide numerous sex-positive body health benefits, like improving blood flow, increasing stamina, and elevating libido.
Here we list 9 of the best foods for giving your sex life, and your relationship, a much-needed boost. However, consult a sexologist if you have any sex-related concerns that require medical attention.
Obvious sensual appeal aside, dark chocolate (one square a day of at least 60% cacao) is rich with flavanols; antioxidants that boost blood flow to the genitals, hence improving erections in men, particularly those with Erectile Dysfunction (ED). It also contains anandamide and phenylethylamine, which stimulate the release of mood-boosting endorphin hormones.
For added benefits, pair with vitamin C-rich strawberries to further boost blood circulation and improve fertility.
2-Nuts and Seeds:
They may not be the go-to option for good sex, but pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts are high in magnesium, potassium and zinc; all of which are excellent for body-wide blood flow, increasing energy levels, reducing muscle cramps, and promoting relaxation.
Moreover, the high L-arginine content in pistachios helps with nitric oxide production; a naturally occurring gas that helps maintain erections in men. Similarly, walnuts and pumpkin seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to overall prostate health.
Not only does the rich red of this fruit incite sexual arousal, but pomegranates also contain a wide variety of sexually healthy nutrients: Polyphenols improve mood and increase blood supply to the brain, heart, and genitals by relaxing the blood vessels, flavones prolong erections, and vitamin C increases stamina while reducing stress.
While the 92% water content reduces genital dryness and revives libido, watermelons are also rich in L-citrulline, which converts into L-arginine. This then stimulates nitric oxide production, resulting in longer and harder erections.
Literally meaning ‘testicles’ from its Aztec origins, avocados are excellent for improving sexual health and performance. The high unsaturated fat and vitamin E content keeps the genitals hydrated and widens blood vessels to improve blood flow and retain erections, respectively. Vitamin E also has the added benefit of improving fertility by reducing sperm damage.
Avocados also help eliminate stress and muscle cramps, the common sexual desire killers, to increase libido via a high vitamin B-6 and potassium content.
Canned or fresh, this small fish contains high stores of vitamin B12, which is essential for optimum brain function and generating energy throughout the body. This is especially important as a B12 deficiency results in fatigue, low libido, weakness, and even ED in some men.
Another fish that is good for sexual health is salmon, whose high omega-3 fatty acid content improves genital blood flow while also reducing the risk for prostate cancer in men.
Atherosclerosis (clogging and hardening of blood vessels) is a dangerous yet common precursor to heart disease, whose first signs can be noticed with reduced blood flow to the genitals and compromised sexual performance. Regular oat consumption can reverse the effects of atherosclerosis to improve body-wide and genital blood flow. They are also a good source of L-arginine for men with erectile dysfunction.
Along with their other dark-colored companions (berries, cherries, onions, and red/black grapes), apples are high in Quercetin. This particular flavonoid reduces testicular discomfort and pain during ejaculation caused by prostate gland inflammation (Prostatitis).
Quercetin also relieves Interstitial Cystitis (IC) symptoms that cause bladder and genital pain, and low libido as a result. Moreover, it also helps prolong intercourse by preventing the release of cortisone; the stress and fatigue-inducing hormone.
While a healthy diet is essential for sexual and bodily health, consult with your doctor if impotence, low libido, and other physical symptoms are putting a strain on your relationship and bodily health.
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