Food is love. Food is comfort.
What Grandma didn’t tell us and probably didn’t know: Food is also sex. Certain foods can light up your lovemaking.
So what foods will help you have mind-blowing sex?
The journey from lifting a fork to increased gratification begins in the brain. “From a psychological standpoint, if you take care of your body by eating well, you’ll have a better attitude about sharing it. You’ll be more open to sensations and experiences,” says Lou Paget, author of several best-selling sex guides, including The Great Lover Playbook. “But if a woman eats well, she’ll feel better about herself and”, Paget says, “Her sexual attitude can improve immediately.”
Lynn Edlen-Nezin, Ph.D., a clinical health psychologist who co-wrote Great Food, Great Sex: The Three Food Factors for Sexual Fitness. “You can absolutely eat your way to better sex. As a rule of thumb, what’s good for the heart is good for the genitals,” she explains. “If your plumbing — your heart — is clear above the waist, you’ll also have better blood flow and more sensation below.”
To find arginine in the supermarket, swing by the nut aisle and toss bags of almonds and walnuts into your cart, then cast your eyes toward the seafood counter for salmon, cod and halibut. An added benefit to fish: Omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve cardiovascular health and lower triglycerides and may increase dopamine production and reduce the risk for depression — all pluses for the libido and orgasm potential. Edlen-Nezin recommends salmon and herring. (Non–fish lovers can have omega-3-fortified eggs.)
Load up on antioxidant-rich produce in all colors of the rainbow, including tomatoes, red peppers, garlic, spinach, broccoli, beets, berries and red grapes. Another good source is dark chocolate. In fact, a study of 163 women in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that those who consumed at least one cube of chocolate daily reported significantly greater desire and better overall sexual function than the individuals who abstained.
“A healthy, balanced diet sets the table for being sexually satisfied,” explains Marrena Lindberg, author of The Orgasmic Diet: A Revolutionary Plan to Lift Your Libido and Bring You to Orgasm.
Increasing your level of “free testosterone” — may fuel friskiness. Because magnesium and zinc counteract the effect of a protein in your blood that binds with the hormone, adding more of these minerals to your diet to help increase the free testosterone circulating in your bloodstream and ramp up your desire. According to the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “Zinc is an essential nutrient and plays an important role in growth and sexual function.”
Quality fish oil, vitamins, minerals and healthy foods can actually enhance your sex life.
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