Yes, this is that article, the one you don’t want people to know you need. Don’t worry, discretion is our highest priority as you learn how to eat for better sex (and health)!
Let's talk about sex, baby. Particularly how your personal health and dietary habits correlate to better and, hopefully, more frequent sex. Food can have a huge impact on your sex drive, stamina, and intensity of orgasms. What it boils down to is basically this: what is good for your heart is good for sex. Awww, that’s kind of sweet when you think about it! Seriously though, if your heart is pumping and there is nothing blocking healthy circulation, blood will flow easily to all the places it needs to flow to for arousal, and yes, I'm talking about your happy parts.
Read on to find out what foods you can incorporate into your daily meal plan and then prepare yourself for copious amounts of toe-curling, mind-blowing, make-you-wanna-weep-for-joy healthy intimacy.
Maca is a root vegetable related to cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. It can be roasted, used in baked goods, folded into desserts, or, more commonly, consumed in supplement or powder form. Loaded with healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals, maca's true libido-boosting power lies in its amino acids and sterols. Studies have shown than men who take maca daily experienced heightened sexual desire and arousal.
(NOTE: Maca is an amazing, ancient superfood. Learn everything you need to know about Maca right here.)
Cistanche is a desert plant that grows in Mongolia, Northern China, and the Middle East. It has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine mainly for healthy kidney function but also as a libido booster and a treatment for impotence and premature ejaculation. The chemicals in cistanche improve blood flow, create energy, and regulate hormones, all of which can give you greater sex drive and deeper arousal.
Pine pollen is full of powerful phytoandrogens. What the heck are those, you ask? Well, phytoandrogens are substances found in plants that simulate testosterone. What does this mean for the fellas? Well, taking pine pollen in liquid or powder form can raise testosterone levels and help with sexual dysfunctions due to low androgen levels. For the ladies, pine pollen can help to balance estrogen levels. Beyond those benefits, it’s full of vitamins and minerals that are great for your overall health.
Brazil nuts are nature's Viagra! They’re brimming with selenium, which is a trace mineral, and antioxidants that increase testosterone and help fight against prostate issues. Another benefit of Brazil nuts is that they contain arginine, an amino acid that allows blood to flow more easily to the genitals.
Zinc is a mineral that plays an important role in men's sexual health by raising testosterone levels, increasing sex drive, and maintaining sperm production. Low zinc levels can lead to decreased sperm production. Since our bodies don't produce zinc naturally, you should take a daily supplement or eat foods rich in zinc like spinach, pumpkin seeds, beans, or mushrooms.
Raw cacao, be it powder, nibs, or beans, contains super high levels of natural magnesium, which can relax your muscles, lower your blood pressure, and increase blood flow to the heart, all of which are very beneficial for great sex. So grab that delicious superfood chocolate bar, and let the good times roll.