While a lot of edible aphrodisiacs have been proven to be just rumors, there are some ways that what you eat impacts your sexuality. If you are suffering from low sex drive, the issue may be your diet. Therefore, consider some of these libido-improving foods and see if that helps improve your action in the bedroom.
Oysters really are an aphrodisiac. Dieticians have long stood behind the rumor that these items increase your sex drive. So, next time you’re having a date night with your partner, consider adding oysters into the mix. Just make sure no one is allergic to shellfish.
Wheat germ offers your body a great deal of vitamin E. Research has shown that increased vitamin E can help boost your sex drive. It also works as an antioxidant that boosts your body’s ability to fight off free-radical damage. It can help women create more estrogen and balance it with other hormones so they feel better, have less headaches and don’t suffer the signs of PMS.
Chocolate has plenty of antioxidant properties, but it also may help boost sexuality. Since it has a high amount of fat and sugar, it gives off that mental thought process that it’s “forbidden”, which may psyche your body into wanting more sex. Also chocolate has tryptophan, which helps increase your body’s serotonin levels. Serotonin can make you feel satisfied and relaxed.
Hot Chile Peppers
Spicy foods, such as hot chile peppers, increase your body’s blood flow, which helps arouse your body. The easiest way to integrate this into your diet is by sprinkling red chili pepper flakes on your food – unless you really want to sit there and eat a hot chile pepper whole.
Alcohol isn’t a sex booster, but champagne can be. Champagne offers carbonation, which means you will feel the effects of the alcohol a lot faster without the other effects associated with alcohol consumption. Since it gives you that buzz feeling, which increases your energy and blood flow, you may be more apt to head to the bedroom with your spouse.
Consider a Date Night
Next time you and your spouse have a date night scheduled, schedule it for inside. Stay home and have an edible aphrodisiac party. Pair champagne with chocolate covered strawberries as a dessert or sprinkle red hot peppers on your foods. Consider oyster shooters with hot sauce (red chile hot sauce to be exact) and enjoy.
While these foods cannot counteract medical reasons for a low sex drive, they may make sex more enjoyable. If you notice a long-term sex drive issue, consider visiting your physician for a check-up and make sure it’s not medication or a medical issue causing it.