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Sex tips: Foods that fuel your sexual desire – aphrodisiacs

Aprodisiacs: Foods that increase your sexual desire


What are the types of food that can boost your libido?

Let Women’s Health Specialist Dr Cynthia Watson speak.

Oysters:  Oysters contain a high amount of zinc which is vital for the production testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that is necessary for sexual function and desire.

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds: For those of you who are vegan/vegetarians these seeds are also very high in zinc

Chocolate and cocoa: cocoa the base ingredient for chocolate has a lot of theobromine. Theobromine has magnesium that helps to calms and relaxes the body. This seems to be the reason why women crave chocolate during their menstrual cycle.

What I find interesting is that Dr. Watson reveals that what is good for your sexual function is also good for the heart or brain. In other words you need a well rounded and healthy diet.

Include a high dose of vegetable, fruits, seeds and protein in your overall diet.

Ginseng and deer antler extract were mentioned as aphrodisiacs that are helpful in increasing desire and sexual function in marriage.

Warning: Dr Watson cautioned that if you are overworked, stress and exhausted and eating a lot of junk food it will take some time for these to build and have an effect on your system.

This means you should have a well balance health regime – exercise, proper rest and relaxation and good diet in order to have the best functioning sex life.

Avoid refined sugar, highly processed foods, fried food, coffee, carbonated drinks.

“Anything that will clog up your arteries, not a good idea,” Watson says. This is because this will reduce blog flow to the sexual organs.

Here is another warning: be careful with the foods that contain “low fat.” These are usually synthetic fats or oils. It is much better to use oils such as olive, safflower and sunflower oils. These are rich in the good fatty acids. Walnuts and almonds are also mentioned as sources of omega fatty acids which help the body and increase circulation.

Circulation is good for sex.

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