By Mireille Rizk Corbani, Le Gabarit
Did you ever know that certain foods can affect your sex drive?
Well yes! Some enzymes and vitamins present in some foods can increase circulation, stimulation and the production of hormones linked to increased sexual energy. Whether it’s a food that lifts your mood, calms you down, or stimulates your circulation, they can help contribute to a healthier sex life.
Eat chocolate and trick your brain into thinking it’s falling in love! Dark chocolate quickens the pulse due to its content in the compound called phenylalanine, known as the “love drug” that is released when you’re feeling the warm emotions of falling in love. Always choose chocolate with higher levels of cacao that goes beyond 70%!
It’s the blood rushing to your sexual organs that primes for a better sexual life, that’s why when it comes to an increase in the sexual function, think of what can increase your blood flow for a better circulation. Blueberries contain a substance that stimulate the brain’s pleasure centers and improve your blood circulation.
Pumpkin seeds contain high loads of zinc, the mineral that is known to be of the most effective when it comes to the reproductive health. It prevents testosterone deficiency in men. Being also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, pumpkin seeds play a key role in sexual desire by the boosting the secretion of a hormone-like substances called prostaglandines.
“Kiss Me Nicholas”, that’s the name that basil earned from the Italian. Basil is known for its sweet scent and sex boost properties that helps getting people in the right mood.
It’s wonders what garlic can do to your sexual life, seen as it’s the miracle that can heal body organs. Garlic was used to increase and heal the sexuality. Garlic is also rich in a substance called, allicin, which can improve blood flow to the sexual organs.
No wonder, the month after marriage is called “Honeymoon”. It’s the secret to get married people in the mood of love. All benefits work around the fructose content that helps stamina and provides a slow and steady release of energy.
No one can ignore the red flushes we have after eating a really spicy meat! It’s all behind the expansion of the blood vessels. The same thing happens to the sexual organs when fiery foods are consumed. The secretion of the mood-enhancer chemical called capsaicin increases blood flow and heart rate to stimulate nerve endings.
Known as the “testical tree”, avocado boosts male sexuality due to its high content in vitamin B6. It’s also rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat, which makes it good for the heart and the arteries. Note that anything that keeps the heart beating strong helps keep blood flowing to all organs.
Identified as the natural Viagra, watermelon contains the 8 necessary percent of vital nutrients for boosted sexual life. Watermelon relaxes the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the genitals due to its high content in an amino acid called citrulline.