How To Increase Your Sex Drive – Try Eating These Foods – Huffington Post UK

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How To Increase Your Sex Drive – Try Eating These Foods – Huffington Post UK

If you’re having trouble getting in the mood why not enlist a little help from Mother Nature herself? (After all, she is a mother – so she must be doing something right!)

Many everyday foods are natural aphrodisiacs that can help boost your sex drive. Work them into your diet and then, well, we’ll leave that to your imagination.

Did you know that watermelon contains Viagra-like a nutrient called citrulline? Or that the smell of an almond is enough to turn a woman on?

(No, neither did we.)

Check out our slideshow to find out what delicious everyday foods can help increase your libido

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  • Watermelon

    Some studies suggest people have more sex on the brain in summertime and we wonder if this warm-weather favorite fruit might have something to do with it. Researchers at <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tamu.edu%2F” target=”_blank”>Texas A&M University</a> found a nutrient contained in watermelons, citrulline, can have a Viagra-like effect on the body. Citrulline is converted into arginine in the body. “Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fagnews.tamu.edu%2Fshowstory.php%3Fid%3D554″ target=”_blank”>Viagra </a>has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it,” Dr. Bhimu Patil said in a release.

  • Pine Nuts

    Pine nuts are loaded with arginine which helps increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels. Plus, <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rd.com%2Fadvice%2Frelationships%2Fhow-to-boost-libido-and-enjoy-better-sex%2F2%2F” target=”_blank”>arginine</a> is converted by the body into nitric oxide which is found in Viagra. So consider making some pesto or some nice quinoa pilaf with these wonder nuts for your date night.

  • Avocados

    Avocados contain heart-healthy fats, vitamin B6, and folic acid which all help fuel the body and increase energy. <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.askmen.com%2Fdating%2Flove_tip_200%2F230_love_tip.html” target=”_blank”>Vitamin B6</a> is known to help hormone production in men, which is key for a strong <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmen.webmd.com%2Fhow-low-testosterone-can-affect-your-sex-drive” target=”_blank”>sex drive</a>.

  • Black Raspberries

    “This phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido and sexual endurance,” Drs. Anna Maria and Brian Clement, authors of 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality, told <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fitnessmagazine.com%2Fhealth%2Fsex%2Fbetter-sex-guide%2Flibido-boosting-foods%2F%23page%3D1″ target=”_blank”>Fitness Magazine.</a> For max benefits, they recommend having 10 berries or a tablespoon of their seeds just a few hours before you plan on getting frisky.

  • Ginseng tea

    Ditch the coffee and put on the kettle. Ginseng tea contains a compound that increases sexual satisfaction and can help prevent or lessen erectile dysfunction, according to <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oprah.com%2Fhealth%2FDr-Ozs-Ultimate-Orgasm-Libido-Boosters%2F4″ target=”_blank”>Dr. Oz</a>. A 2002 study found Korean red ginseng in particular helped 60 percent of patients with <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F12394711″ target=”_blank”>erectile dysfunction</a>. Drink up!

  • Almonds

    According to some folklore, just the scent of almonds is an <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.womansday.com%2Fsex-relationships%2Fsex-tips%2F9-real-or-fake-edible-aphrodisiacs-84326″ target=”_blank”>aphrodisiac</a> for women. While it’s unclear if there’s any truth to the myth, almonds are packed with libidinous benefits. They’re rich in zinc which is essential to <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhealth.howstuffworks.com%2Fwellness%2Fmen%2Fhealth-tips%2F5-benefits-of-zinc-for-men.htm” target=”_blank”>testosterone </a>production and sex drive in both men and women. Dr. Oz calls <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oprah.com%2Fhealth%2FDr-Ozs-Ultimate-Orgasm-Libido-Boosters” target=”_blank”>zinc</a> the “ultimate sex mineral.”

  • Oatmeal

    Start the day off with the right breakfast and hopefully it will end well for you too. Oatmeal is touted as a testosterone-booster–but here’s some good news for the ladies. It contains<a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.womenshealthmag.com%2Fsex-and-relationships%2Ffoods-for-better-sex” target=”_blank”> L-arginine </a> which helps blood flow in your nether regions and is an ingredient in many <a href=”http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.womenshealthmag.com%2Fsex-and-relationships%2Fsex-potions” target=”_blank”>lubes</a> and love potions. Yes, please.



See Also:

How Sex Improves Your Immune System (VIDEO)

Sex Advice: How To Tell Whether Your Partner Is Faking It In Bed

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