Boost Sexual Desire

Boost Sexual Desire

Has your libido gone to sleep faster than your head hits the pillow? Are the pills on the pharmacy shelves beginning to call your name? Perhaps you should consider the supermarket shelves instead. Hard as it may be to believe, foods like asparagus and truffles may be better aphrodisiacs than chemicals. If you feel the need to wake up your lust factor, these nine natural solutions may be all you need. It’s worth a try.

Caliente Chiles

Chili peppers not only add spicy heat to our foods, they can add spice to our libido also (figuratively speaking). The natural chemical capsaicin found in chili peppers gives your mood a lift by stimulating your body’s endorphins. Try rubbing some tasty trout or other fish with chili pepper and wake up your tongue as well as your sex drive.

Exercise

Exercise is an incredible arousal mechanism. It increases blood flow to the lower half of the body (your target area) which affects desire and arousal.

Tempting Truffles

Although there is no scientific evidence, it has long been believed that truffles (not the candy) act as an aphrodisiac. Some types of truffles contain pheromones that can trigger mating behavior in (oh good grief) pigs. The musky chemicals in truffles are very similar to those found in male sweat, which stimulates female arousal. Give the truffles a try and see if it works for you.

Chocolate Kisses

Ever wonder why chocolates are a popular gift for your Valentine sweetheart? The obvious answer is that chocolate is delicious. However, chocolate contains phenylethylamine (try saying that with a mouthful of bonbons), a chemical your body naturally produces when you fall in love. Luckily, not only is chocolate tasty, but dark chocolate also enhances heart health and blood vessel function. A healthy libido is influenced by a healthy heart. But dark chocolate, in moderation, can be a healthy treat.

Asparagus

Asparagus is rich with vitamin E, believed to stimulate hormones. Try lightly drizzling olive oil over them and adding garlic before roasting in the oven. Or asparagus can be seasoned the same way and grilled. Or, you can simply simmer them in a small amount of water flavored with chicken bullion till crisp-tender.

Sleep, Marvelous Sleep

The more sleep you get, the healthier you can be. REM cycle sleep is important to maintaining good blood flow to the penis. That doesn’t mean you should over do it catching those zzzz’s. Proper rest can lead to a more productive sex life. It’s all connected to leading a healthy life.

Oysters

Even Casanova knew that an appetite for oysters is rewarded with a healthy libido. Oysters contain a high amount of zinc, which is used to create testosterone. Zinc is also a key ingredient for raising female desire.

Alcohol

It is easy to guess a man’s testosterone level; the bigger the belly, the lower the testosterone level. So, perhaps it’s time to lay off the six- pack, or cut back on the hard stuff. Going out on the town and downing a few may sound like a great way to get ready for a big night; the truth is that alcohol is a depressant.

Avocado

Just the physical appearance of this awesome fruit is enough to raise your libido. As a matter of fact, the ancient Aztec name for the avocado is ‘ahuacatl’, meaning testicle. But the avocado has other things going for it, such as being high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. The omega-3 acids help to maintain your overall health and provide energy. The zinc will raise your energy levels. Try it as guacamole or simply sliced on a sandwich or in a salad.

Maca

An April 2000 study in the Journal of Urology found that Maca Pure extract produced notably raised libido in rodents. (Oh great, now we’re rats!). The report states the results translate to men as well as women. What is a Maca? It is a root, from Peru. Try in out in a smoothie.

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