If you find you’re more eager to sleep than have sex on an everyday basis, your sex drive may need a booster shot. Your diet may be the reason you are not feeling very sexual lately. Aside from eating healthier, there are few specific picks you should chow down on to boost your libido and make you feel sexier than ever.
1. EGGS: Want breakfast in bed, followed by morning sex? Opt for an omelet. The protein in eggs can boost energy and focus—two things you can always use during sex. Plus, they’re a good source of vitamin B6, which helps balance your hormone levels and regulate libido.
2. CHOCOLATES: Not only does chocolate improve your mood, it can also boost your libido.Chocolate is a great aphrodisiac, and it contains magnesium, which can make you feel very relaxed. Science says dark chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which was shown to release the same endorphins triggered by sex.
3. OATS: Your morning meal can actually boost testosterone, which helps your sex drive. Plus, oats contain L-arginine, which has been used to treat erectile dysfunction and been shown to improve blood flow to the clitoris. That’s reason enough to choose this over a slice of bread tomorrow.
4. LETTUCE: A bowl of salad will help your waistline and rev your sex drive. Lettuce contains an opiate that helps to activate sex hormones. Have a bowl at dinner and you’ll be ready to go by the time you turn in for the night.
5. GINGER: King Henry VII and the ancient Asians were astute when using ginger for medicinal purposes. In the 21st century, those of us who know about botanical-ceuticals know that ginger helps circulation temperature adjustment, mucoid detoxification (mucus-like residue that can coat your GI tract) and also a libido enhancer. Whether raw, in supplement form, or added to your favorite drink, ginger also lends itself to defense against hard cold and flu season. Because trying to get frisky with a runny nose never ends well.
6. WATERMELON: if you’re really looking for a sweet libido-booster, stick to a slice of watermelon. Although it’s 92 percent water, that remaining 8 percent of fruit is jam-packed with vital nutrients for sexual health. Researchers reported finding in 2008 that watermelon has ingredients that delivered Viagra-like effects to the human body’s blood vessels and could even aid in increasing libido. Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called citrulline, which the body converts to arginine, an amino acid that boosts nitric oxide levels in the body, which relax blood vessels in the same way a medicine like Viagra does.