A healthy sex life is crucial for any relationship.
The subject of sex is nothing new in the world of food-as-medicine: what goes on in the bedroom can be directly affected by what occurs in the kitchen … mostly in a detrimental sense.
Chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about food being linked libido. The connection between the two have transitioned back and forth from rumor to scientific discovery again and again – but these days, science is thoroughly backing up the claim with research and studies that have proven the link between food choice and sex drive is real.
But some superfoods can do more than just keep you healthy, and can effectively put more fire into your sex life, and significantly boost your pleasure.
Here are some super foods which you must include in your diet, if you want to fire up your carnal needs:
1. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making us happy and lowering our stress level—both “mood” boosters if you know what we mean.
Another theory is that cocoa increases blood flow through the arteries and relaxes blood vessels—sending blood to all the right regions. Whatever the reason, chocolate is never a bad thing.
2. Red Wine
Ever wondered why red wine has always remedied your foul mood?
That’s because the drink is rich in anti-oxidants which in turn increases the production of nitric oxide in the blood, resulting in a relaxation of the artery walls and increased blood flow. A rise in the blood flow in the area down-south of your body, leaves you feeling sexy and ready for a session in the sack! Now that’s bound to be the best ever remedy for bad mood.
Have you been having a lot of salt? That is likely to have caused a reduction in blood flow to the lower parts of your body, including the genitals. But worry not, because bananas are here to counter the effects of the wretched salt.
Bananas are a rich source of potassium which effectively counters sodium in the salt, resuming the flow of blood to the genitalia, making it a little easier for you to reach the climax during sex.
4. Green Tea
The secret to a hotter nightlife starts with a hot cup of tea. Green tea is rich in compounds called catechins, which have been shown to blast away belly fat and speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy. But that’s not all: Catechins also boost desire by promoting blood flow to your nether regions.
“Catechins kill off free radicals that damage and inflame blood vessels, increasing their ability to transport blood.”
Catechins also cause blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow.”
Oysters have traditionally been known to have aphrodisiac qualities. They are rich in zinc, which elevates the level of the male sex hormone testosterone and boost the level of growth factor hormone. These hormones enhance physical performance and muscle growth, which is great for you, both in and out of bed. Conversely, a zinc deficiency in the blood has been known to be the reason of infertility in males.