by Dr. Jennifer Landa, Author of The Sex Drive Solution For Women
The foods you eat are integrally tied to your mood and overall sense of well-being. So, it is no wonder that certain foods can impact your sex life. From boosting fertility to improving the urge to merge, these 4 foods will have you craving a little extra time between the sheets.
- Watermelon is loaded with citrulline, which is used by the body to synthesize arginine, which is essential to vascular health. Men and women can benefit from biting into the juicy melon – for men, it means a healthy erection and for the ladies, studies have shown a boost in libido.
- Eggs are a reliable source of L-arginine, which when acted upon by enzymes in your body increase production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has a dilating effect on the blood vessels. Many drugs used to treat impotence and high blood pressure work by raising nitric oxide levels, and many herbs and foods that enhance arousal work through the same mechanism.
- Peaches have a high vitamin C content, which have been shown to improve sperm count and reduce sperm clumping. Plus, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant boosting immunity for you and your partner.
- Chocolate! Researchers have found countless benefits linked to the consumption of chocolate, in moderate portions, including their high PEA (phenylethylamine) content. PEA fuels the release of endorphins and serotonin – natural mood-boosters – that will improve your longing for a little one-on-one time with your lover.
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