How to Improve Your Sex Drive with Food
Need a sexual pick me up. Want to feel sexy? You donít need Viagra, you need erotic foods. Sexual health and energy is synonymous with a healthy, energized you. An active lifestyle, balanced diet and self-confidence are the best ways to get the sexual energy you need. Here are a few a few ingredients to add to your diet that will give you the sexual boost you are looking for.
Orgasmic Food: Maca
This Andean root is the first food that comes to mind when I think of sexual health and stamina. Just me? Itís been commonly used in Peru since the times of the Inca to increase strength, energy and libido. Modern foodies consider it a superfood, and with good reason. Maca is excellent for balancing hormones and makes a tasty addition to deserts and smoothies.
Orgasmic Food: Cacao
Always a womanís favorite. Real dark chocolate (weíre not talking Seeís Candies here!) with a high cacao content contains natural stimulants and wellbeing chemicals, plus plenty of magnesium which is good for the heart and womenís libido. A healthy heart means better circulation, and that means better sex drive. Melt it, pour it, lick it.
Orgasmic Food: Chiles
You canít travel in Latin American without hearing a hot and spicy joke about the size of a manís chile. And if youíre a fan of picante foods, you know how they can make you a bit sweaty and excitable. Blame it on the capsaicin, the substance in hot peppers which releases endorphins, stimulates nerve endings and increases heart rate.
Orgasmic Food: Cardamom
This deliciously exotic little spice has a reputation in its home country of India for being an aphrodisiac. I just think itís got a wonderful, sensual taste. But there may be some science behind it too: cardamom is high in cineole, which stimulates the nervous system.
Orgasmic Food: Ginger
The spicy taste of hot, fresh ginger tea will heat your body up, make your heart race and increase the heat. What more do you need to get it going?
Orgasmic Food: Pumpkin Seeds
High in zinc, which is needed for testosterone production, pumpkin seeds are essential for the libido in both men and women. Toast some up, pop in a movie, oh, forget the movie.
Orgasmic Food: Oysters
Cold, slimy: I always wondered why oysters have such a reputation as an aphrodisiac food. Some say itís the shape, but I say itís the zinc, baby.
Orgasmic Food: Hemp
Whether you prefer the seed, the milk, or the oil, hemp is high in the Essential Fatty Acids needed to help balance hormones for a better libido. Whip up a hemp milk latte and cozy up to your sweetie for some kisses to get things going.
Orgasmic Food: Almonds
Best when eaten raw, almonds are high in libido-boosting vitamin E. A very sensible sex-boosting insurance policy. Eat daily.
Orgasmic Food: Garlic
This one surprised me, because we all know how unattractive it is to be around someone who reeks of garlic. But take note, allicin improves blood flow to the sexual organs, so just make sure you and your partner have garlic in your meal together and you wonít mind the way the other smells. You have to admit, for garlic, thatís a sexy picture.
Orgasmic Food: Bananas
This suggestively shaped fruit regulates blood pressure, and youíd do well to eat one a day, because thereís nothing quite like excessively high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) to cause erectile dysfunction.
Orgasmic Food: Pomegranate Juice
A very sensual juice and luscious juice (surely Nigella Lawson would approve), many think that pomegranateís high antioxidant content keeps free radicals from interfering with circulation. Which would have a positive effect on erectile dysfunction.
Orgasmic Food: Goji Berries
These superfood berries are considered a potent sexual tonic in Asia. They improve mood and well being and increase testosterone production. Theyíre tart, complex and intriguing Ė fittingly.
Orgasmic Food: Celery
Granted, celery is not the sexiest food, but it does contains andresterone, which is the hormone that gives men a subtle smell that drives women wild. Iím talking that t-shirt smell, ladies. (Men: we like this.)
Orgasmic Food: Ginseng
This high energy root normalizes hormones levels in both men and women and itís been used for centuries by the Chinese to increase stamina and desire.
Orgasmic Food: Ginkgo Biloba
Sort of a wonder herb touted for many purposes, ginkgo can be used to increase sexual energy and regulate blood circulation.
Orgasmic Food: Guava
High in vitamin C, guava is great for the antioxidants. Kiwi and berries are high in vitamin C too, which keeps the sexual glands running smoothly. Thereís nothing like sharing a cool fruit salad on a hot summerís dayĒ
Orgasmic Food: Wild Salmon
Another great source of Essential Fatty Acids. Try it cold with creme fraiche, crackers, wine and a little hand-feeding.
Orgasmic Food: Avocado
Such an amazing food anyway, avocados are high in EFAís and B-vitamins for hormone balance, and folic acid which is good for the heart and gives you energy.
Orgasmic Food: Leafy Greens
Eat your salads, ladies, dark leafy greens help your liver metabolize estrogen, and create a good balance of this hormone essential for healthy female sexuality. Sure, they donít look sexy, but theyíll make you feel amazing.
Of course, thereís no one food thatís going to magically improve your sex life. The key is to avoid cigarettes and excessive alcohol and maintain a state of general health and wellbeing. You canít expect to sit on your tuckus all day snacking on potato chips and be an excellent lover!