The truth is out.
Sex experts, cardiologists, and psychologists are in agreeance.
Your diet has a huge impact on your sexual performance and can help alleviate erectile dysfunction, and improve your sexual health when you’re consuming the right foods.
Any kind of food that benefits your heart can drastically improve your sexual performance, in this article, we will explore what kind of foods that you need to be eating to give you the sexual performance edge.
So let’s explore that foods are going to give you this edge. In the below list of foods, you’re going to find foods that you should include in a well-balanced menu that will help prepare your body and your mind for sensational performances in the bedroom.
Building upon this list, and changing your diet and lifestyle can give you the performance boost that you’ve been looking for, and let’s face it this could the easiest and tastiest way to boost your lifestyle in the ways that you need it the most.
Green Vegetables And Spinach Help With Blood Flow
It is well known that spinach and other green vegetables contain high amounts of magnesium.
This essential mineral is very important to human metabolism and is responsible for over 300 chemical reactions in the human system.
It’s also one of those minerals that are usually undereaten, American studies indicate that the average adult only gets half of their daily intake of magnesium, leaving many adults short of the recommended daily level and that’s even with taking vitamin supplements.
By increasing your consumption of leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds and legumes, you can effectively reach your daily requirement of magnesium.
Why is magnesium necessary?
- Magnesium, according to Japanese researchers, helps in the dilation of blood vessels. This increased dilation can have a positive impact on the male genitals and it can create greater arousal levels in both men and women through the increased level of blood being delivered to the genitals.
- Other sources of magnesium include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and Bok Choy – all of which contain very healthy amounts of the required mineral as well as containing our favorite sex nutrient – folate.
Folate is a healthy nutrient which is useful in the promotion of sperm viability. Increased levels of folate have been linked to the production of healthy sperm.
It’s also responsible for the maintenance of the heart and can decrease heart issues and cardiovascular diseases and can actively reduce the risk of stroke.
Unsweetened Tea And The Antioxidant Catechin
Unsweetened tea contains high levels of the antioxidant catechin. Catechin is responsible for the promotion of blood flow throughout the body and is useful for sexual prowess and brainpower.
It is a useful antioxidant for reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease and has often been linked to memory improvement, mood, and an increased ability to focus. Especially useful in green tea, which has also been linked to increasing the body’s ability to burn through fat.
Studies have shown that over a period of 3 months, people who regularly consumed tea showed an ability to reduce their body weight by over 5%. It is important to remember that it must be freshly brewed and that there are a number of additives in bottled tea which negate the effects.
Peaches And Other Forms Of Fruit
If you’re looking to make your sperm count more potent, then you should look at eating such things as peaches, oranges, and grapefruits.
Studies have indicated that men who consume more than 200 milligrams per day of vitamin c have a significant increase in their sperm count and the motility of their sperm.
In a study conducted by the University of Texas – the consumption of vitamin c on a daily basis was found to significantly boost the quality of their sperm and in a later study, a small group of seemingly infertile men was able to become fathers after 2 months of vitamin c supplements.
Watermelon is also a good sex drive improver with watermelon being full of nutrients that are good for your heart and for sex. Studies, again by the University of Texas, showed that watermelon was converted into an amino acid called arginine which is responsible for the relaxation of blood vessels and often has the same effect as Viagra.
Consumption of watermelon can be useful in the treatment and prevention of erectile dysfunction.
Eggs aren’t the most seductive of foods, but they are incredibly healthy for you. Eggs are actually extremely rich in vitamins B6 and B5 which are beneficial for balancing hormone levels, the easing of stress and a healthy libido.
In terms of calorie counts, eggs deliver the best usable protein content of any other food including beef and other meats.
They are also essential foods to be used for weight loss thanks in part to their protein level and the levels of B12 that they have. The B12 vitamin is responsible for the breaking down of fat according to numerous health and wellness studies.
In fact, the International Journal of Obesity found that people who ate eggs five days a week lost 65% more weight than those that didn’t.
Red Wine And Lean Red Meat
When it comes to meat and wine the Italians have it made.
It’s, therefore, no surprise then that Italian researchers looked at the benefits of red wine and steak when it comes to sexual performance.
The Italian researchers discovered that the antioxidants and alcohol that are present in the wine can assist with the triggering of the production of nitric oxide in the blood.
Nitric oxide helps the arteries to relax and therefore will increase the blood flow to the genitals. Just ensure that you’re limiting yourself to a small glass or two, as too much wine can have an adverse effect on sexual performance.
If you’re not a drinker – then consider getting some dark grape juice which has almost the same levels of benefits that drinking wine can provide you.
When it comes to meat – you’ll find that lean red meat contains healthy amounts of zinc. Zinc is a mineral which limits the production of prolactin in the body.
Prolactin, at high levels, can severely limit sexual performance, and surprisingly it is one chemical that is released post orgasm to allow the body time to recover for a second session.
Nuts And Seeds
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and pretty much all other nuts contain monounsaturated fats.
This specific type of fat helps in the production of cholesterol, an essential component of sex hormones.
Walnuts are the perfect sex building love snack. Not only do they look like male testicles, complete with a vulva like a nut inside, but they are high in protein and filling fiber.
They are a very important heart healthy, calorie dense, treat.
If you’re looking to reduce your level of unhealthy cholesterol, then the best kind of nut that you can eat are pistachios.
Whereas Brazillian nuts are the richest in selenium – a mineral that is often linked to the reduction of prostate and colon cancers.
Pecans can deliver the highest amount of antioxidants of any nut and the addition of them to your snack plate can reduce your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s as well as heart diseases.
We mentioned earlier that whatever food is good for your heart is also good for your sex life and sexual function.
There are few foods that benefit your heart more so than fatty kinds of fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna, and these fish should feature on your eating plan at least once a week.
Fish are responsible for omega 3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA and these will help raise your dopamine levels throughout the week.
Dopamine is linked to the triggering of arousal, and it will suffer the most during stress, anxiety, and depression. By raising your dopamine levels you can be well on your way to a healthy and active sex life.
Fatty fish also have anti-inflammatory properties and can fight blood clots, as well as leading to improved brain function and fighting off dementia.
Fish is one of the many foods that also contain the amino acid L-arginine, and this is a chemical which is responsible for the production of nitric oxide in the body.
Considering that Nitric Oxide is important for erections, and indeed one of the critical components, then you should definitely be including more fish into your diet.
Oatmeal And Other Whole Grains
Do you know how to naturally increase the level of testosterone in your body?
- We didn’t either, and one of those ways is through the consumption of oatmeal. This is an essential male hormone and it plays a very critical role in the male sex drive, strength of orgasm and erection performance.
- It should be noted that it has numerous benefits for women as well!
Oats, like many of the other foods in this list, have high amounts of L-arginine, which is often used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction through helping the blood vessels relax and aid with dilation.
Oatmeal and other whole grains have the added benefit of being slow-burning, complex carbohydrates that won’t be responsible for sending your sugar levels through the roof.
Before your next session, try eating a bowl of oatmeal with bananas, fresh berries and a drizzle of natural honey.
Oysters And Shellfish
Oysters are well known for their aphrodisiac qualities, though raw oysters do actually provide benefits to sexual function.
Oysters hold one of the highest levels of zinc per any group of food. Zinc is believed to help the libido through the increase of testosterone, which can increase levels of desire.
Zinc is said to be crucial to the development of healthy sperm and increased blood circulation.
You don’t necessarily need to eat a lot of them to provide a significant benefit. Just eating around six of these tasty morsels will provide the recommended daily dose of zinc at 15mg. If you want to spice it up a little, add a dash of hot sauce.
Dark Chocolate – The Hidden Aphrodisiac
Dark chocolate is also hailed as an aphrodisiac that is often linked to sex and sexual activity.
Dark chocolate can release a chemical compound called phenylethylamine which aids in the releasing of the same endorphins released during sexual activity, just without the orgasm of course.
Research by British scientists also reports that the consumption of chocolate can result in a longer and more intense feeling in the brain than what kissing provides.
This study saw the analysis of people eating chocolate and engaging in kissing as scientists studied their heart rates.
The brains of people kissing showed a lesser period of stimulation than when chocolate was melting on their tongue.
If you’re worried about weight loss – then eating a small 2 inch square of chocolate won’t mess your diet up.