Certain foods contain nutrients that enhance male and female libido. This is particularly important in our era of male and female Viagra and other drugs for sexual dysfunction. These recipes are quick, short-term fixes, but they don’t get to the root of the problem and they come at a cost – not only are they expensive, but they also result in an ever-growing list of serious side effects, including memory loss, disability hearing and vision loss!
Skip the pills and start juicing for a healthy, natural boost to your sex drive and performance! Here’s a review of the foods that contain the highest concentration of sexually stimulating nutrients.
Improved male libido
Here are the fruits and vegetables that target male libido:
1 watermelon – high content of citrulline that stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which increases blood flow and improves male sexual performance.
2.branberries – very rich in antioxidants that cleanse the blood of free radicals and stimulate the production of nitric oxide.
3. cherries – high content of flavonoids that scavenge free radicals from the arteries, which in turn relaxes them and improves blood flow, which is key to male sexual performance.
4 ginger – just 1 teaspoon a couple of times a week gets huge benefits in reducing free radicals in the blood, decreasing inflammation, relaxing arteries and improving blood flow.
5 bananas – the high potassium content relaxes the walls of the blood vessels and increases blood flow. They also counteract the harmful effects on libido of a high sodium diet. Remember not to put bananas in your juicer or it will clog it; Blend it then add it to your juice mixture.
Any combination of these makes for a great sexual stimulant a couple of hours before sex. Try a glass every day to raise your testosterone level if you notice unusual fatigue or decreased sexual performance. Try this recipe:
watermelon – with seeds but without rind
10 cherries – pitted
fresh ginger thumb – with skin
Add 1 or more of these foods to your fresh juice for added benefits:
black tea – increases testosterone and has been used by Chinese medicine for centuries as a cure for erectile dysfunction.
whole milk – promotes the production of testosterone.
olive oil – stimulates the production of testosterone.
linseed oil – full of omega-3s that, among other things, stimulate nitric oxide.
nutmeg – contains a very high amount of myristic which stimulates the production of nitric oxide. A study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that nutmeg is a genuine aphrodisiac, increasing libido and erectile function.
Garlic – increases nitric oxide production – just a little will do!
walnuts – higher concentration of L-arginine, an amino acid and a basic component of nitric oxide. For best results, one cup a day is suggested.
pistachios – a handful a day increases the production of nitric oxide due to the high content of arginine.
Almonds – A small handful a couple of times a week is all you need to improve nitric oxide production due to the high concentration of vitamin E, according to the British Journal of Urology International.
Improved female libido
These fruits and vegetables stimulate women’s sexual drive and response.
1. celery – contains androsterone, a hormone that stimulates sexual desire in women.
2. carrots – high content of vitamin A that stimulates the epithelial tissue of the whole body.
3.Dark green vegetables – high content of zinc that increases libido.
4.pineapple – high content of manganese, which is essential for the production of vetrogen, a key hormone for female sexual response.
5 avocado – high concentration of folic acid that increases energy, drive and stamina – note: put the avocado (and banana) in a blender, not your juicer, or it will clog the appliance.
6 bananas – the high concentration of potassium and vitamin B increases energy, and has a high content of bromelain enzymes that stimulate sexual desire.
Try this classic juice recipe a couple of hours before sex:
8 carrots, only half peeled
2 stalks of celery
1 cup of pineapple without skin
Add these foods to your juice for increased sexual stimulation:
dark chocolate – Studies show that it contains phenylethylamine which stimulates the sexual drive. It also improves blood vessel dilation by 10%.
Clove – Studies show that this is actually one of the few true female aphrodisiacs, naturally increasing desire and performance.
figs – Long used as an aphrodisiac in the Middle East, figs contain high concentrations of amino acids that increase female libido and stamina.
eggs – one a day keeps stress away! High in B vitamins, eggs are a great natural way to reduce stress in men and women, which is the number one cause of low libido.
ginseng – long used in Chinese medicine to increase female libido.
Foods that decrease libido in men and women
Avoid the following if you want a healthy sex life!
sugar – Decreases male sex drive by affecting testosterone levels – A sugar spike can reduce testosterone by 25%.
Trans fat – Destroys cardiovascular health and sexual function in men and women.
canned food – Inside almost all cans there is a coating of BPA – men exposed to high levels of it have 4 times more reports of erectile dysfunction.
soy – The estrogen-like properties of soy decrease male sexual desire by lowering testosterone.
Salt – High levels create male erectile dysfunction that cannot even be treated with erectile dysfunction medications.
alcohol – a glass or two reduces stress and inhibition which in turn stimulates sexual feelings, but more than that it actually kills sexual performance in both men and women.
So start juicing today – the nutrients found in fresh-squeezed fruits and vegetables aren’t just good for you, they’ll help you have more fun, too!