Food and the occasional glass of liquid courage has long been used to increase sexual desire. But did you know there are foods that can actually improve your performance?
As if you need another reason to love food…
And you don’t need to resort to any exotic foods from faraway lands; these common foods will all but ensure you satisfaction in more ways than one.
Some foods are more effective on the opposite sex; these do wonders for both of you.
Eating spinach puts you in the mood by increasing blood flow below the belt.
“Spinach is rich in magnesium, a mineral that decreases inflammation in blood vessels, increasing blood flow,” explains Cassie Bjork, RD, LD of Healthy Simple Life. “Increased blood flow drives blood to the extremities, which, like Viagra, can increase arousal and make sex more pleasurable.”
Chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making us happy and lowering our stress level both “mood” boosters if you know what we mean.
Another theory is that cocoa increases blood flow through the arteries and relaxes blood vessels sending blood to all the right regions.
The hotter they are, the better.
Hot peppers increase your metabolism and stimulate endorphins, making you sweat, plumping your lips, and speeding up your heart rate. That gets the blood flowing to all the essential areas. The net result? Better sex and a more memorable finale.
(If you’re planning on handling habaeros, however, make sure that you wash your hands before getting near sensitive body parts.)
Green tea is rich in compounds called catechins, which have been shown to blast away belly fat and speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy. But that’s not all: Catechins also boost desire by promoting blood flow to your nether regions.
“Catechins kill off free radicals that damage and inflame blood vessels, increasing their ability to transport blood,” Bjork said. “Catechins also cause blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow.”
Oysters are brimming with zinc, a mineral that elevates testosterone while simultaneously boosting growth factor hormone both of which enhance muscle growth and physical performance (in and out of the bedroom).
Research has also shown deficiencies in zinc to be a risk factor for infertility caused by low testosterone levels.