Whether you are ‘in the mood’ or not is dependent on so much, but science has found that like many other aspects of life that are controlled by diet, libido and sex drive too have much to do with what you eat. If you are looking to boost your libido, here are some foods you must add to your intake, and additionally some that you must avoid.
Spinach has a great role to play in libido
The favourite green of all time, but for all the right reasons. Spinach as it turns out has high levels of magnesium and folate. The two when consumed lead to the increased blood supply to the genitals and thus boost sexual prowess.
Watermelon, the ‘natural viagra’
It’s all in the name. A seemingly unassuming fruit, which is enjoyed for its rich yet simple composition and taste, watermelon plays an important role in men. The fruit contains the amino acid citrulline which when consumed, produces nitric oxide. The nitric oxide in turn causes blood vessels to dilate and that’s what leads to all the good orgasms! A must add to your list.
Salmon makes for good libido
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, these do wonders for sperm quality. They also decrease infertility in the sex cells and elevate dopamine levels. The more dopamine in the brain, the happier you feel and the more satisfied and isn’t that what libido is all about achieving?
Pumpkin seeds for libido
These seeds come abounding in manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and copper and the combination of these along with the presence of the amino acid myosin influences muscle contractions thus leading to mind-blowing orgasms! Pumpkin seeds do wonders for prostate health in males and are a superfood as far as libido is concerned.
Add grapes to your cart
These royal fruits, aren’t only famous for their rich flavour but help your sex life in more ways than one. Three important things are seen when it comes to the relationship between grapes and libido. Flavinoids in these improve the strength of erections in men. Additionally, red grapes contain quercetin which increases blood supply in the genitals. The property of grapes to contain a large amount of water means that your system is hydrated and vaginal areas lubricated in females. A great fruit as far as libido is concerned.
Pomegranates: the superfruits!
Rich in antioxidants, these reduce oxidative stress and increase testosterone levels in both sexes. An increase in the hormone promotes sexual desire, thus having a direct impact on libido.
Almonds for the bedroom
Boosting your memory is not the only thing that almonds do. They contain high levels of zinc that increase libido and the ability to orgasm even in women who find it difficult to or are post-menopausal. In addition to this, almonds are great for body health, maintaining sugar levels and weight. A great snack to have!
While the above-mentioned foods should be added to the shopping cart if you are looking at improving your bedroom health, there are some foods that should be completely avoided. Here’s a look at them.
Diet soda: the worst for good libido
Along with having a direct impact on sexual desire, diet soda also has other effects that cause a decreased libido. One of these is weight gain. The soda contains high levels of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and saccharin that can have an impact on health. Damaged blood vessels lead to erectile dysfunction leading to reduced fun in the bedroom.
Canned foods are a big ‘no’
Due to their high sodium content, these foods could cause vaginal dryness in women and spoil the night. In men, they make getting an erection tough and even tougher to maintain one. Skip the canned foods if you are looking at a great night ahead.
Fried foods do more harm than good for your libido
High in trans fats, these foods however tasty and smackable can clog the arteries and impede blood flow to the genitals thus making sex not so much fun for anyone. They also cause fertility complications and thus should be avoided if you are trying to make a family.
Dairy may not be your friend in the bedroom
Great for bones but not so great for sex. Dairy contains synthetic hormones that could change your own hormone balance and thus impact sexual desire. Ditch the ice cream in the bedroom.
Cruciferous vegetables can put you in a spot
Cauliflower, broccoli etc. do one of the worst things you can ever imagine for libido. They cause your bodily fluids to smell. No, we aren’t joking! Along with this, they cause gas and bloating, probably not the best things to have when you plan on having a night of fun.