Surprising Foods that Can Improve Your Sex Life
Foods can influence your sexual appetite. We've all heard about aphrodisiac qualities of oysters, but did you know that foods such as cauliflower and watermelon can enhance your sex drive? Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy explains the properties behind foods that can boost your libido!
Honey and Cauliflower For Hormone Balance
Hormone balance is essential to a healthy sex life and libido. Low testosterone levels can also impact sex drive. Honey contains an ingredient called boron that helps regulate estrogen and testosterone. Cauliflower, meanwhile helps balance hormones as well especially excess levels of estrogen thanks to a phytonutrient called indole 3-carbinol.
Watermelon and Chocolate For Libido
Watermelon is 92 per cent water and the remaining eight per cent of fruit is jam-packed with vital nutrients for sexual health. Researchers at the Texas A&M Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center reported finding in 2008 that watermelon has ingredients that delivered Viagra-like effects to the human body's blood vessels and could even aid in increasing libido. A box of chocolates is not libido boosting directly, but its mood boosting qualities might do the trick. If you want to get busy in the bedroom chocolate and watermelon are the ideal combo.
Chili Peppers, Celery and Figs for Aphrodisiac
Who knew the chili could be so seductive? It contains capsaicin, which is the chemical that makes you feel all hot and bothered by increasing blood flow and stimulating the release of endorphins. Just don't overdo it, there's nothing sexy about indigestion. Celery and figs, meanwhile are natural pheromone producers, contributing to arousal and seductive scents.
Cloves and Eggs for Erectile Dysfunction
Joy says this sex superfood is versatile when it comes to cooking: it can be brewed in hot apple cider, infused in your favorite exotic dish, or added to a chai tea latte. Cloves have been used over the centuries to treat sexual dysfunction. Studies performed on rats showed that rats sexual activity was increased after ingesting the extract. Eggs, meanwhile, are the last thing you think of in terms of sexiness but they really can help. They contain an amino acid that has been used to treat erectile dysfunction. If you are vegan try quinoa, a great food for increasing stamina.