Sometimes intensifying your sex life isn't as complicated as buying toys and oils. Sometimes a simple change in your diet will do the trick. According to a nutritionist at The Sun, these 20 foods and beverages will balance your hormones and boost blood flow to the pelvis. Sounds good to us! I mean, who doesn't like some quality blood flow to the pelvis? Additionally, we've got some foods that will definitely ruin the crap out of that quality blood flow — no bueno, my friends, no bueno.
In the spirit of boiling down things for our readers, we went ahead and found the 10 most, er, well, tolerable. Some of the options were a bit rank. Who wants salmon and mushroom breathe in the bedroom?
Iron is absolutely essential in your energy levels.
Too little iron and you're likely to feel stressed and quickly resort to napping.
Vegetarian? No problem — fortified breakfast cereals, nuts, wholemeal bread, eggs and broccoli contain high-levels of protein as well.
Brimming with the B vitamin folate, a 120 gram portion of asparagus provides more than we need for the day.
Good folate intakes have been shown to improve your blood flow and circulation.
Also great for vitamin E, which is good for heart health.
If you can’t stand the heat, these aren’t for you but if you can, be prepared to feel invigorated.
The super-nutrients in this punchy little spice raise the temperature of your meal, helping to increase metabolism and get your heart pumping.
Add some ginger too, as research indicates this can enhance male performance.
- The smooth, shapely green pears – resembling a woman’s curves – are used as an aphrodisiac in many countries.
- In some cultures they imply fertility too.
Good hydration not only helps beat stress and fatigue but is important for optimal lubrication and helping us feel balanced emotionally.
Never underestimate the value of a big glass of water to help oil the wheels of love.
Two at breakfast can help us avoid snacking before lunch.
Losing excess body weight is important for men in particular, as carrying extra pounds can lower libido.
- Excellent for omega 3 oils along with vitamin E, both of which are needed for heart health.
- A strong heart is crucial for keeping energy levels up and blood flowing.
- Along with peppers and dark green veg, these are a great provider of vitamin C, important for boosting blood vessel walls to assist good blood flow.
- One of nature’s few naturally heart-shaped foods.
- Low in calories and high in vitamin C.
- A tasty treat to set the scene for romance.
What Not To Eat:
- According to Fitness Magazine, as per an interview with doctors Anna Maria and Brian Clement, authors of 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality, the follow 3 foods should be avoided at all costs prior to any hanky-panky.
"Oysters and other shellfish can absorb the toxins and parasites in the ocean, which can often outweigh the benefits of zinc."
Processed Baked Goods
"Baked goods contain saturated trans fats that wreak havoc on human cells, including the immune system," say Drs. Clement. "They surround the cells, coagulating them so that vital food glucose can't be absorbed and remains in the blood, raising blood sugar and lowering libido.
"The Clements say that the lactic acid in dairy and oxygen-destroying elements can squash a libido at any level, so try to limit the creamy stuff to three times per week. "
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