Did you know that your diet can have an effect on your bedroom performance? Having a healthy sex drive is linked to feeling physically and emotionally healthy, so the foods you eat play a role in the quality of your sex life, boosting your libido and improving your stamina so you can go all night.
Whether your aim is to get back the sex drive you once had, spice up your relationship with fetish toys, or simply leave yourself feeling more energised in the bedroom, here are some of the best foods to nibble on:
- Dark chocolate
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to hear that dark chocolate is a natural libido booster as it helps to increase both serotonin and dopamine levels. As well as this, the cocoa contains flavanols, an antioxidant that helps to increase blood flow and relax blood vessels, providing improved blood flow to all the right places!
- Oily fish
While all types of fish will give you some impressive dietary benefits, certain types are particularly helpful if the aim is an improved libido. More oily fish such as sardines, salmon or tuna are filled with omega-3 fatty acids which increase dopamine in the brain and promote heart health and blood flow. It is also high in vitamin B6 and protein, leading to healthier blood production without the need to consume high calorie foods, helping achieve a leaner physique that performs better during sex.
- Pumpkin seeds
Great for snacking on, pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, iron, fibre, protein, and potassium. The high zinc concentration is especially good for men as it maintains healthy testosterone levels and can effectively boost libido in males. To get the libido pumping, pumpkin seeds can be nibbled on throughout the day or added into cereals and snacks for convenience.
Being a significant source of vitamin E, the versatility of avocados makes them a favourite among those looking to increase their sex drive. They are easy to use and can be incorporated into any meal, such as mashed avocado on toast at breakfast, used with chips and salsa as a snack, or put on a sandwich or salad for lunch. They are rich in vitamin B6, potassium and monounsaturated fats which all help to promote good circulation and a healthy heart, both a necessity for a great sex life and minimise the chance of erectile dysfunction but minimising the chance of heart disease.
The refreshing fruit is a summertime favourite as it is light, juicy, and hydrating. As well as being a delicious snack, the vitamin B5 present in watermelon is vital for stress management, ideal for those who struggle with stress since this can cause both male and female libidos to suffer. Watermelon is deemed to be one of the best fruits to increase libido as it also provides other B vitamins which help with sexual endurance and energy production, working much like a natural Viagra.