Sex drive has always been a tricky thing to measure. A lot of factors—including your mental health and relationship status come together to determine whether you’re “in the mood.”
Folic acid and vitamin B6 are both necessary for a healthy sex drive. Folic acid pumps the body with energy, while vitamin B6 stabilises the hormones.
Watermelon improves your erection and increases your libido. They also contain citrulline which releases amino acids and arginine in the body. Arginine is responsible for vascular health.
Coffee is a stimulant, hence spikes your sex drive. Coffee can stimulate the brain to heighten arousal.
Ginseng might not look appealing, but it could do wonders for your sex life. Researchers in a 2010 study found Korean red ginseng in particular improved sexual arousal in menopausal women. But you can give some to your hubby, too: Ginseng has also been shown to improve sexual function in men.
This superfruit is packed with feel-good vitamins (A, C, and E), potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and more. It also has melatonin, an antioxidant to help regulate your heart.
Honey is made through pollination and is a symbol of procreation. Birds and bees ring a bell? In fact, the word ‘honeymoon’ originates from mead, an alcoholic beverage made from honey given to the happy new bride and groom. It also contains boron, which helps regulate estrogen and testosterone levels and provides a natural energy boost.
- Olive oil
Packed with antioxidants, olives and their oil have been used for centuries for health. The Greeks believed these aphrodisiac foods made men more virile as well. Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow, and hormone production.
It’s no secret that strawberries one of life’s great aphrodisiacs. They help increase sex drive in both men and women. When topped with dark chocolate, a libido-enhancer in itself, it becomes a delicious treat sure to get you and your partner in the mood.