Balance Loves: Foods to eat to improve your sex life
Have you ever wondered why certain foods get you ‘in the mood’ more than others? Want to know what foods to include on the menu for date night? Having a healthy sex life goes hand in hand with feeling physically and emotionally healthy, so it’s no surprise that we foods we eat contribute to our sex drive too.
Thanks to modern-day science, scientists have been able to provide us with all the info. From increasing your libido to enhancing your stamina, there are a variety of foods that can help with all aspects of your sex life. If you want to try any of these foods but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered – check them out below.
Did you know the word Avocado translates directly to the Aztec word for “testicle”?
Known as an “energy food” Avocados help boost your sex drive and your stamina. They are super rich in vitamin B6, potassium and monounsaturated fats, keeping your heart healthy and blood pumping. As poor heart health is known to be a severe risk factor for erectile dysfunction, the nutrients found in Avocados can help reduce this and increase your sex drive instead.
Of course, they’re on the list. Extremely rich in zinc, Oysters are crucial to maintaining healthy sperm and the testosterone hormone. Known as an aphrodisiac, they also support dopamine production in the body; enhancing your sexual pleasure and desire.
For thousands of years, pomegranates have been taken as an aphrodisiac and been known as the symbol of fertility. Turns out this is true! Pomegranates are great at increasing your blood flow and are full of antioxidants that improve the sex lives of both men and women. Studies have shown incorporating them into your daily diet improves your sexual health and boosts your sexual desire.
We were over the moon when we discovered chocolate can benefit your sex life. Everyone’s favourite sweet treat is behind the release of serotonin in your brain, the hormone behind your positive mood. It also contains phenylethylamine, which is an important brain chemical associated with love.
Coffee is one of the quickest ways to spike your sex drive and heighten arousal. Acting as a stimulant, it gets your heart racing and opens up your blood cells. This increase in blood flow can mean it helps with erections and sexual performance. Just try not to have too much before bed…