Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Sex Life
Are you often too tired for sex? Not in the mood anymore when you used to be insatiable?
Don't worry, you're not the only one and the problem might have an easy fix!
Scientists agree the saying "you are what you eat" rings more true than ever.
Put some dodgy fuel in the tank of your Lexus and it sure won't hum as smoothly as it should!
As your general physical and psychological wellbeing depends on what you eat, so does your libido and the quality of your bedroom fun! Certain nutrients regulate the levels of sex hormones in your body.
First of all: get rid of those excess pounds! Not only could you look more attractive with a slimmer, more toned body, but being overweight can reduce the libido and impair fertility. This does not mean you should start detesting every imperfection, because there is nothing unsexier than lack of confidence in the bedroom.
Make sure you fill up your diet every day with foods like egg, cheese and carrots as the contained vitamin A maintains the health of the epithelial tissues which line all the external and internal surfaces of the body, including the linings of the vagina and the uterus.
A certainly has to be followed by B, the vitamin that is, which scientists link to infertility. Lean meat, chicken, fish, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, beans and pulses, peanuts and bananas are good sources for vitamin B, and don't forget to tuck in lots of dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and cabbage.
You guessed it, to keep your sex organs well and working your body needs vitamin C as well. Tests have shown that taking 500-1000 milligrams a day can increase the number and quality of sperm produced and may also help to prevent the condition known as ‘agglutination', in which the sperm becomes stuck together and are unable to reach the egg. All fruit and vegetables – particularly kiwi fruit, peppers, blackcurrants, strawberries and citrus fruits – contain abundant quantities of vitamin C.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to protect the ova from damage. Sunflower, other vegetable oils such as olive, nuts and seeds, margarine, wheat germ and avocados contain high levels of the crucial vitamin.
There is probably more than a grain of truth in the theory that oysters are good for your sex life, as they are the richest food source of zinc, and zinc is known to be one of the key nutrients involved in enhancing libido & the production of sperm. Low levels of zinc have been linked both with poor libido in women and with a low sperm count in men. You can obtain zinc from shellfish (particularly oysters), whole meal bread, brown rice, dark green leafy vegetables, lean red meat and turkey. Selenium is an essential mineral, vital to ensure the production of healthy ovaries and sperm.
To produce the female hormone estrogen the body depends on manganese. It follows that a deficiency of manganese will significantly reduce fertility in women. Spinach, chestnuts, tea, oats, wholegrain cereals, wheat germ, raisins, pineapple, beans, peas and nuts are all good sources of manganese.
A couple of specific foods are historically linked to increase libido and sexual prowess. If you want to get things going in the bedroom stack your pantry with Prunes, ginseng, aniseed, onion and garlic, carrots, ginger, artichokes, eggplant. Even though there is no scientific evidence, all these foods have been claimed to enhance sexual pleasure.
- Feb 7, 2009
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