Maintaining a healthy diet and working out obviously has beneficial effects for our body and well-being. But need another reason to trade in the fries for some fruits and vegetables? Need extra motivation to get yourself to the gym?
Well, here you go: These things may also have an effect on our sex life.
And not in a “eating carrots means a hotter bod” sorta way. There are tons of healthy foods out there that actually pump up that libido of yours. And although most of us probably are at that age where we don’t exactly need an extra boost, we might as well take one anyways! Can’t have too much of a good thing, right?
Asparagus: Sure this stuff makes your pee smell, but as long as you’re not partaking in a golden shower, this veg is wonderful for your sex life. This long green stringy aphrodisiac happens to be very high in Vitamin E, which is also known as ‘the sex vitamin.’ Who knew there was such a thing? And why doesn’t it come in pill form? Anyways, just munch on this veggie for an instant libido booster.
Yoga: Yoga helps you become stronger and more flexible, meaning you can bend yourself into more fun positions and use that newfound strength to stay there a little longer.
Basil: Basil increases circulation, stimulating the sex drive. In fact, it was once used by Mediterranean prostitutes as a perfume to attract costumers. Put down the perfume and start working basil into your diet.
Bananas: Despite the suggestive shape of these fruits, the real libido boosting aspect is the fact that they are rich in potassium and B vitamins, which are vital for sex-hormone production.
Cardio: Cardio exercise releases endorphins, those feel-good neuro-chemicals that make you all warm, tingly and ready for a romp. It also builds your endurance, meaning you are good to go for a long time when the “opportunity” arises.
Garlic: This one is tricky, because although it does contain high levels of allicin, a compound that improves blood flow to the sexual organs, your partner may want to gag every time you breathe. I’d save this one if all else fails.
The sun: Spend more time outdoors! Natural sunlight suppresses the production of melatonin, which produces hormones that stop your body’s natural appetite for sex. No wonder everyone’s more frisky in the summertime.
Maca: This cruciferous vegetable has been used in Peru for thousands of years. In fact, during the height of the Incan empire, legend has it that Incan soldiers were forbidden from using Maca….to protect the conquered women from their powerful sexual impulses. It contains a high level of minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids, all of which are essential for libido. Looks like we can thank the Incas for this one.
Pilates: Strengthening exercises that work your core and the deep lying pelvic floor muscles are well-known to be related to better orgasms.