From oysters to alcohol we have everything you need to know about what you are eating before you’re ready to do the deed.
The Foods that amp up your Sex Drive:
- Strawberries: Good circulation is thought to be important for sex and strawberries are rich in antioxidants that benefit your heart and arteries.
- Avocados: They are rich in vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties, and which may prevent or delay heart disease and promote better blood flow. They're also heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Anything that helps your heart and circulation can also be critical for a healthy sex life. Men with heart disease are twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction because both conditions can result from artery damage.
- Black Raspberries: Both the berries and the seeds will transform your mind-set for getting in the mood.
- Ginseng: Researchers at the University of Hawaii found that women who took a ginseng supplement significantly upped their libido in a month, and 68 percent also said their overall sex life improved dramatically.
- Raw oysters: This is one of the classic aphrodisiacs. Oysters are high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production. Oysters also contain dopamine, a hormone known to increase libido. Also, the experience of eating a raw oyster is deemed erotic.
- Bananas:They contain the bromelain enzyme, which is believed to increase libido and reverse impotence in men. Additionally, they are good sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the body's overall energy levels
The Sex Killers:
- Dairy Food: Ice cream and cream cheese addicts may want to switch to a lactose-free alternative once in a while. 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.
- Oysters: Oysters are considered an aphrodisiac because they're very high in zinc, which is a libido booster. However, although people have been eating raw oysters, thinking they're a sexual super food, they're actually toxic. While you can get oysters from comparably healthy places, realize that they're absorbing all the parasites and toxic substances in the ocean!
- Corn Flakes: This one probably surprises you, but it actually makes sense. John Harvey Kellogg played a huge part in inventing corn flakes, but he was also a big believer in abstinence. He believed sex was an animalistic, unnecessary urge that would ultimately kill you. As a result, he spent a great deal of time coming up with bland foods that would somehow blunt sexual urges.
- Soy: It's a surprising addition to this list, but Harvard published a study in Human Reproduction stating that too much soy and soy products reduce sperm counts in males. It may also cause erectile dysfunction.
- Mint: Sure, bad breath is a turn off, but you shouldn’t be turning to mint for a cure, especially if you are male. The menthol in mint lowers testosterone, which in turn depletes your sex drive.
So they are the foods to eat, and not to eat when you are planning on having sex. Remember to watch what you are eating, and plans ahead, don’t have cornflakes for breakfast if you have a hot date that night!
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