Has the buzz gone out of your sex life? Do you just spend most of your precious bedroom time watching prime time news or sports during weekends? Well, its time you start being conscious about what you eat and how it affects your sex drive. Just as other aspects of health are important, sexual health is also an important part of our overall wellbeing. Sound nutrition may help restore decreased libido as well as maintain an already existing one. Below are various nutrients which can enhance libido in men by helping their bodies produce necessary sex hormones, increase blood flow to the brain, boost energy as well as aid in dealing with the effects of stress B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6) are important for hormonal balance and good pituitary function as well as dilation of blood vessels. Biotin (Vitamin B7) increases male sex drive. They can be obtained from raw nuts, whole grains and asparagus. Vitamin C which is associated with proper functioning of the sexual organ. It also boosts sperm function. Vitamin C is in plenty in fruits. For instance, the bromelain, a vital form of vitamin C found in bananas is believed to boost libido and may be a great relief for impotent men. Vitamin A nurtures your adrenal glands which increases sex appetite. Vitamin A is present in carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli and spinach. Asparagus vegetable can assist the body in producing testosterone (male sexual hormone). Vitamin E increases Excitement; it aids in the production of sex hormone and enhances blood circulation. One should however be careful about taking huge amounts because it can lead to increased blood pressure. Vitamin E is naturally found in nuts, beans, grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Zinc a mineral found in lean meat is important in the production of testosterone as well as increase sperm count. Selenium (important mineral) plays a significant role in promoting sex urge in men besides increasing male potency. It is found in whole grains, red meat, tuna and chicken.
Maybe we have once heard from colleagues that certain spices increase our libido. That’s quite true.
- Garlic for instance increases blood flow to the penile which is an important element of sex mood. If you are irritated by the smell of Garlic, you may take capsules of odorless or aged garlic.
- Regular coffee takers are most likely to describe themselves more sexually active than non coffee takers. Caffeine reduces the probability of erection failure. At times, caffeine may wake you up if you feel lethargic. Nevertheless, too much caffeine can reverse the effect as it can make a person too hyper to focus or feel turned on.
- Chocolate impacts the nervous system as it contains phenylethylamine, a chemical which gives you that romantic sensation of being in love, hence craving for sex.
Did you know?
When both partners are full of energy it almost always results to sex. The more energized they both are, the greater the sex. Hence to have great sex, it’s good for a man to help her partner with house chores in the evening before going to bed! Of course this last point is debatable too.