In this day and age of Love Shops, sex toys and artificial stimulants, it may do us well to remember that there are several natural ways to enhance sexual performance, many of which can be found in the food we eat. In most instances, these food items may already be part of your diet. But, if they are not, it would be pretty easy to incorporate them into your daily routine and ensure that your married dating experience is as enjoyable as it should be.
Most nuts and seeds, such as cashews and almonds, contain zinc, and zinc helps the immune system. A zinc deficiency in men may lead to low hormone levels, potentially leading to impotency (the last thing you need whilst being a member of a married dating site). Most nuts also contain L-arginine, an amino acid that improves blood flow. Uninterrupted blood flow is crucial to sexual response in both men and women. Almonds contain selenium and Vitamin E, both of which are important to sexual health and reproduction in women. Cashews and walnuts are a good source of Omega-3, which also promotes blood flow.
As cliché as it may sound, there is truth in the old adage that oysters are an aphrodisiac. Oysters, along with other shellfish such as clams and scallops, contain components that raise testosterone and oestrogen levels, increasing sexual desire. These shelled sexual wonders also contain zinc too. If you are not a fan of these shellfish you can always opt for crab or lobster. So gentlemen, don’t be too upset when she orders the lobster next time – it may just help put her in the mood!
Have Italian for dinner
Next time you are planning a romantic dinner out, opt for Italian and go heavy on the garlic. Garlic has natural blood thinners, often used to prevent hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease. Men with heart disease are twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction. The anti-coagulant properties of garlic also helps ensure good blood flow, essential to arousal. As well as the garlic, according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, two glasses of red wine a day increases a woman’s sexual desire and aids the lubrication in women. So, if you’re going to drink anything, make sure it’s a bottle of red.
An apple a day
An apple a day does more than just keep the doctor away; it may also help your sex life. Apples, along with berries, cherries and dark grapes are all rich in antioxidants, leading to a healthy circulatory system and blood flow. Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, as well as being linked to a host of antioxidants that promote a higher sperm count in men.
Ask for extra guacamole
The avocado is called a super-fruit because of all of the healthy benefits it contains. Among these are the antioxidant Vitamin E, while Potassium and B6 promote blood flow. Avocados also contain monounsaturated fats, which help the heart and circulation. With all of these healthy benefits, many that promote sexual health, you might be tempted to call this super-fruit a super-sex-fruit instead.
Mother Nature takes care of us. In order to ensure the success of the species, several natural sexual aids are found in the most basic of foods. So next time, before you reach for the Viagra, maybe try some strawberries or an apple first.