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6 foods that increase the libido, sex drive in women

By Fareeda Abdul Aziz
6 foods that increase the libido and sex drive in women
6 foods that increase the libido and sex drive in women
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Putting clean healthy foods into your body allows it to perform better on all levels, including sex.

Better fuel means better performance whether that involves hitting a baseball or hitting the bedroom.

Consuming the right foods results in an optimal circulatory system. Cardiac health also can improve from a healthful diet, leading to greater sexual stamina.

Besides that, sex first starts in the brain. A healthy diet allows you to think clearer and promotes brain health. It also helps you to better manage potential mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety that can interfere with a fulfilling sex life.

While this is by no means an exhaustive list of libido-enhancing foods, it’ll give you a good running start. Try them:


The superfood does wonders for your reproductive health. According to a study conducted in 2019, consuming ginseng naturally improves sexual function in both males and females by boosting sexual arousal and alertness.


 Dark Chocolate

Most people who want to improve their love life are happy to hear that dark chocolate is a natural libido booster. It helps to increase both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. These are your ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitters.

Green tea

Whether you prefer it hot or cold, green tea can bring some much-desired heat to your sex life. Catechins are compounds generously found in green tea. They help with blood flow and reduce belly fat.

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The versatility of the avocado makes it a culinary favourite. They’re also a significant source of vitamin E, making for healthy nails and skin.

Avocados are rich in vitamin B6, potassium, and monounsaturated fats. These help to promote good circulation and a healthy heart, both a necessity for great sex life.


The vitamin B5 present in watermelon is vital for stress management. That’s a good thing since high-stress levels can cause female libidos to plummet.

And once you’re in the mood for sex because of lower stress levels, your body will get rid of cortisol after orgasm. This helps to decrease stress levels all the more. Watermelon can help to make sure you have limited stress so you feel more in the mood in the first place.

What else did you expect from a food named ‘date’, huh? Well, the good news is that its effects are as romantic as its name. These dry fruits are rich in amino acids, which are linked with increased sexual stamina and desire.

In the winter, dates can be consumed with a cup of hot milk and in the summer, they can be soaked overnight before consumption. Remember to keep the quantity moderate. You don’t want to end up with extra weight and diabetes in a bid to boost your sex life, right?