We are led to believe that the only way for our libidos to come at considerable levels at the age of 40 and above would be to rely on libido boosters. Do not get me wrong, they do work. However, they work in conjunction with the food that you eat.
That’s right, what you eat can actually affect your sex life but that is not because they contain nutrients that only target your libido; they contain other things that can improve your overall health.
A healthy body will always lead to healthy levels of libido. That and coupled with an active lifestyle and supplementing with the aforementioned libido-boosting supplements,
you should be on the right track.
How Foods Can Affect Your Sex Drive
According to a nutritionist, Nicki Williams, foods can affect our sex drive because it can help keep our hormone levels in check. Williams said that hormone imbalances can affect a lot of our bodily functions. If our hormones are not at their appropriate levels, we might experience anxiousness, fatigue, chronic exhaustion, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, and even loss of sex drive.
Certain foods provide the right nutrients that can help balance the hormone levels in our body. For instance, eating Avocado is great because aside from it being rich in healthy fats, it is also chock full of Vitamin E, which is known to induce the production of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen.
Eggs, considered to be one of the most inexpensive proteins on the market, also contains B-vitamins and amino acids that could also help influence the many different hormones in your system.
So yes, to answer the title of the article, certain foods can really affect your sex life.
Aside from the above-mentioned foods, here are other foods that are known to help increase your libido:
Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may have poor circulation of blood in their bodies. In other words, their penises are unable to get sufficient blood flow that would result in a limp penis. Garlic is known to help improve your circulatory system, as well as improve your iron intake as well.
- Dark Chocolate- The rich cacao content in dark chocolate contains a lot of phenethylamines which are known to ramp up the production of endorphins (that is why it is also called the love chemical). It also helps promote increased blood flow to the many regions of your body.
- Basil- Not a lot of people use Basil on their dishes and you’re probably one of them. But, if you are suffering from low libido, you may want to consider adding
this particular herb to your diet. Basil is a great source of iron and magnesium- two minerals that can promote good cardiovascular health and increased energy.
It is also documented to have a positive effect on your sexual health as well.
- Pumpkin Seeds and Flaxseeds- If you are not the type of person that wants to eat fish, then you can turn to pumpkin seeds or flaxseeds instead. These seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are known to increase serotonin and dopamine production in your body. This will result in your overall happiness, as well as being ‘in the mood’ for sex.