Can food help Sex be even more enjoyable for us and if so what are some foods that will increase libido and sexual appetite?
by KAREN FOSTER – Prevent Disease
An often overlooked area of sex drive is nutrition. The toxic nature of most processed foods do not allow men or women to flourish hormonally when it comes to sexual function and most don’t even realize the problem with their low libido is what they’re putting in their mouths (or what they’re not).
Here are twenty delicious sex foods you can work into your diet that will increase sexual appetite and your libido:
Coined ‘the new Viagra’, watermelon contains citrulline, an amino acid that relaxes blood vessels thereby increasing your sex drive. There have been multiple attempts to introduce L-citrulline in natural health supplements, however, cells absorb the active ingredient from unpasteurized watermelon juice better than supplements or even plain water spiked with the compound, suggesting the watermelons are the optimal delivery medium.
Celery may not be the food of choice that you dream of when thinking sex, but it is a great source food for sexual stimulation. Celery contains the hormone androsterone, a naturally occurring steroid found in human sweat and urine which is released through perspiration. It’s odorless, but it signals “maleness” and virility as a pheromone. It basically signals the brain centers in women to increase their sexual appetite when triggered. Celery is best eaten raw and should never be cooked.
Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, that increases libido and reverse impotence in men. Also, they are potent sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the body’s overall energy levels. Bromelain has also been reported to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects.
Asparagus is high in the B vitamin folate that helps increase your production of histamine. The correct levels of histamine are important for increasing the sex drive in men and women.
Figs are excellent sources of amino acids that increase libido. They can also improve sexual stamina. Amino acids play a vital role in normal sexual function and will help increase the level of nitric oxide in the body. The fig is said to increase sexual stamina as well as having a sexual appearance, flavour and smell to heighten all our senses to improve our mood and let our libido rise from their slumber. Packed with potassium, manganese, and antioxidants, this fruit also helps support proper pH levels in the body.
If you like it hot and spicy, this one will bring a smile on your face! Chillies contain capsaicin, a chemical which also increases blood flow and triggers the release of mood-enhancing endorphins that naturally pump up your libido. Chili peppers are also a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.