The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts help rev up your sex drive by boosting your arginine levels, an amino acid that helps relax blood vessels and increase circulation to support arousal.
This sweet treat contains citrulline and arginine which work to trigger the production of nitric oxide; a compound that helps relax blood vessels, which is how Viagra works (plus, watermelon doesn’t require an awkward trip to the doctor’s office).
For guys looking to start a family, make like Popeye and chow down on some spinach. When consumed raw, spinach contains the coenzyme Q10, which helps improve sperm movement.
The high zinc content in pumpkin seeds works to boost testosterone, which has been shown to promote increased sex drive in both men and women.
A good source of vitamins A and C, as well as B vitamins for overall good health and energy, asparagus is also rich in histamine which helps promote stronger orgasms.
Not that we need an excuse to enjoy pesto… Sweet basil increases blood circulation in the body, leading to a heightened sex drive. Plus, the aroma of basil is said to increase sexual desire in men. Fun fact: in medieval times, prostitutes used to dab basil oil behind their ears (well, it’s definitely more cost-effective than Chanel).
Typically thought of as something to avoid pre-date, garlic actually boosts your sex drive. Garlic contains a component called allicin that increases libido and blood flow. Just remember to brush your teeth or you may not even get to the good part!
Diet soft drinks
Urgh, we know. The artificial sweeteners (particularly aspartame) found in diet soft drinks directly contribute to lowering your serotonin levels. A vital hormone for fostering a sense of happiness and wellbeing, low serotonin levels have been linked to lower libido in both men and women.
The sweet stuff causes increase insulin levels, which can cause you to store visceral fat around your stomach, lose muscle mass, and a drop in your testosterone levels. In men, an increase of belly fat causes raised estrogen levels which can result in low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Deli meats, hot dogs, and hamburgers
Poor quality, processed meats contain added hormones, preservatives, and antibiotics that can cause a hormonal imbalance in your body, leading to a reduction in your sex drive. Opt for lean, unprocessed meats like chicken or turkey, or choose fatty fish to boost your sex drive.
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