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12 Best Foods That Increase Your Libido And 4 That Kick It To The Curb!
Talk about a perfect food! Avocados are super healthy for you, with plenty of vitamin E, potassium, B6, and antioxidants, but they can help prevent or delay heart disease. They are also great for improving circulation with their super healthy monounsaturated fats. Any food that helps your heart and circulation can improve your libido, and therefore your sex life, as the improve blood flow to the genitals.
Although an oyster’s reputation for improving the libido has been around for centuries, some folks scoff at this idea, saying that this reputation is only due to their suggestive shape and texture. However, some scientists say that there is some data to back up the oysters claim to fame. Many shellfish, including oysters, clams, crab, and lobster, are very high in zinc, which set off a production of sex hormones in the body. Shellfish also contain two very rare amino acids, which, in studies done with rats, have been shown to increase testosterone levels in males and progesterone levels in females. Both of these hormones have been linked with greater sexual activity.
7. Sesame Seeds
Although oysters are tops when it comes to zinc, which is vital to sexual health by improving testosterone levels and sperm production in men, let’s think about this. How often do you eat oysters? So what’s the second best source of zinc? Sesame seeds. These little seeds are also full of zinc and they can be easily mixed into your salad, a stir fry, granola, or even in yogurt anytime of the day or night.
8. Dark Chocolate
Ever wonder why men like to give, and women love to receive, chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Dark chocolate contains a compound called Phenylethylamine. This compound releases those same endorphins that are released via good sex. Scientists have found that just one cube (about one ounce) of dark chocolate each day could be a sweet and easy answer to improving sexual function. One study done in Italy in 2004 found that women who regularly consumed dark chocolate wanted more sex, and enjoyed it more, than those who never ate it. If you are looking for the perfect “date night” snack, you should consider some dark chocolate dipped strawberries. Why strawberries? Keep reading!
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