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The best foods for boosting your libido

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Have you been going through a slump when it comes to your libido? Are you feeling drained of energy or “not in the mood?” Well, what many people don’t realize is diet can have a lot to do with that. There are actually specific foods for boosting your libido.

Here are the ten best foods for boosting your libido.

Broccoli

Broccoli is packed with Vitamin C, making it an enviable competitor for the better-known Vitamin C food, the orange. All the Vitamin C in broccoli helps improve circulation throughout the body making your sexual organs more responsive to your body’s excitement phase. Research has also suggested that it helps improve female libido specifically. Add link

Ginseng

Research from the University of Hawaii link found that women who took a ginseng supplement reported significant increases in sexual drive. Be careful though because the virtually useless ginseng flavor can be found in many foods and drinks but does no good. Natural ginseng is the key to boosting your libido.

Saffron

This fragrant spice can be used to make meals even more delicious while making your sex drive more impressive. Simply add it to your next home-cooked meal but remember—a little bit goes a long way.

Dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate is a natural mood booster as it increases both serotonin and dopamine levels, two neurotransmitters that help regulate stress and mood. By relaxing our mood and reducing our stress levels we are more likely to have increased sexual energy.

Spinach

Spinach is rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Reduced inflammation means increased blood flow, which is essential for sexual activities.

Pesto

One of the main ingredients in pesto, pine nuts, is rich in zinc. Zinc is great for a lot of things but also has coincidentally been linked to a higher sex drive.

Peppers

Hot peppers are best known for making us sweat but they also have a similar impact on our metabolism and blood flow in the way that it makes each of these work overtime. By having increased blood flow and a revved up metabolism your body is more responsive to pleasure and stimulation.

Bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium, the mineral that naturally counteracts sodium in your body. Salty foods can leave you feeling bloated as well as reduce blood flow to your genitals, so bananas can help keep your body ready for action.

Ginger

Ginger increases blood flow throughout the body, including to your sexual organs. Increased blood flow means a more responsive body.

Fatty fish

The fatty acids in certain fish, such as salmon, sardines, and tuna, help raise dopamine levels in the brain. Increased dopamine increases blood flow throughout the body and thus triggers arousal.

Each of these foods for boosting your libido is easy to add to your diet throughout the week. Plan out your meals incorporating some new ingredients and then be sure to keep track of the impact it has. Even keeping a food libido journal can be helpful in identifying what works best for you. Hopefully this list has been helpful for you and you find the libido boost you’ve been looking for!

Jessica Walrack is a gal from California who loves to write. She has been freelance writing for 4 years while traveling the world. Jessica specializes in travel, fashion. health, and all things beauty-related.