Top 10 Sex-Boosting Foods
AsparagusAsparagus is rich in folate, a B vitamin that helps increase the production of histamine. The correct levels of histamine are important for a healthy sex drive in both men and women.
AvocadoAvocado is rich in folic acid for increased energy production, along with healthy fats to improve mood and sense of well-being.
BlueberriesWhen it comes to boosting dopamine levels, blueberries rule. Blueberries give the body a greater ability to release dopamine, an energizing, stimulatory neurotransmitter. They also protect us from the loss of dopamine cells normally seen with aging. By increasing brain energy production and maintaining youthful brain function, dopamine exerts an extremely important antiaging effect. Since dopamine levels decrease with age, blueberries become even more important as we get older.
Cold-Water FishSalmon, sardines, herring, anchovies, and other cold-water fish are high in omega-3 fats. If you want just one food group that is guaranteed to help increase sexual stamina, these fish are for you. Omega-3s are critical to the brain and nervous system. They also improve your mood, increase your sense of well--being, fight depression, give you glowing, radiant skin, and improve your memory and brainpower.
ChocolateDark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a chemical believed to produce the feeling of being in love. We all know how good chocolate makes us feel. In fact, a study published in "The Journal of Sexual Medicine" found that women who enjoyed a piece of chocolate every day had a more active sex life than those who didn't.
WatermelonWatermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps improve blood flow. L-citrulline supports the body in optimizing blood flow when it converts to L-arginine and then to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is involved in vasodilation (dilation of the blood vessels). Low levels of nitric oxide are associated with mental and physical fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Like Viagra, L-citrulline increases blood flow to the sexual organs but without any negative side effects.
Some experts are asking, "Is watermelon the new Viagra?"