It seems like everywhere you go these days, all you hear is sex sex and more sex which is entirely not a bad thing because Africans especially Nigerians need to be sexually liberated and stop hiding in the facade of religion ; with that said we should also understand the significance of the foods we eat and how they affect our sex life.
Every Dick and Harry know the importance of food to the human body but what is unknown to most people is that the food we eat can either be beneficial or detrimental to our sex life.
However, in other to bring a solution to the problem of low sex drive, we have decided to show you some foods/drink that can help boost your sex drive in no time.
Here are 10 foods to help boost your sex life.
If it is true that ninety-two percent of watermelon contains water then the remaining eight percent of the sweet red fruit is jam-packed with vital nutrients for sexual health. Based on the result of a 2008 research carried out in Texas, findings show that watermelon has ingredients that delivered Viagra-like effects to the human body’s blood vessels and could even aid in increasing libido. Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called citrulline, which the body converts to arginine, an amino acid that boosts nitric oxide levels in the body and relax.
As an antioxidant agent, ginger does not only help to circulate temperature adjustment and detoxify mucoid, it also helps to enhance libido. Whether raw or in supplement form, ginger will always be the needed enhancer.
Unarguably, the smell of garlic can be quite annoying if you’re not used to it but when it comes to being medicinal, garlic ranks high among other herbs. The pungent herb is a natural blood thinner often used to prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease and in addition to these amazing health benefits, the anticoagulants properties in garlic help ensures blood circulation. As a matter of fact, most medical practitioners do advise partners to take some healthy dose of garlic before an amorous evening as it will help them boost their libido.
Come to think of it, Popeye and Olive Oyl were always chasing one another around. Eating spinach puts you in the mood by increasing blood flow below the belt. Spinach is rich in magnesium, a mineral that decreases inflammation in blood vessels, increasing blood flow and Increased blood flow drives blood to the extremities, which, like Viagra, can increase arousal and make sex more pleasurable. Women will find it is easier to have an orgasm, and men will find that erections come more naturally.
Probably, you might have heard of the aphrodisiac properties of this delicious ocean food. But if you haven’t, then it is important to note that oyster has been used as an aphrodisiac from ancient times. Studies have shown that the zinc in oyster does not only help maintain a healthy sperm count, it also enhances the flow of blood to sexual organs in both genders as well as maintain hormone testosterone and a boost in hormone production translates into heightened sexual desire in many cases.
6. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making us happy and lowering our stress level—both “mood” boosters if you know what we mean. Another theory is that cocoa increases blood flow through the arteries and relaxes blood vessels—sending blood to all the right regions. Whatever the reason, chocolate is never a bad thing.
The hotter they are, the better. Hot peppers increase your metabolism and stimulate endorphins, making you sweat, plumping your lips, and speeding up your heart rate. That gets the blood flowing to all the essential areas. The net result? Better sex and a more memorable finale.
Bananas are one of the top sources of potassium, which helps to counteract the effects of foods high in sodium. Salty foods can not only diminish blood flood to the genitals, which can make it more difficult to reach orgasm, but they can also make you bloated.
9. Green Tea
The secret to a hotter nightlife starts with a hot cup of tea. Green tea is rich in compounds called catechins, which have been shown to blast away belly fat and speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy but that’s not all: Catechins also boost desire by promoting blood flow to your lower regions. Catechins kill off free radicals that damage and inflame blood vessels, increasing their ability to transport blood. Catechins also cause blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow.
If you like your food like you like your foods, sweet and spicy, you’re in luck. Ginger is another food that can improve your sex life by aiding blood flow and improving artery health. According to a study in the International Journal of Cardiology, consuming a mere teaspoon of the stuff a few times a week is all you need to reap the heart-healthy benefits