WANT to spice things up in the bedroom? Then it’s time to look at your diet. The more foods you can eat to balance your hormones and boost blood flow to the pelvis, the better. But not sure where to start?
Here Sun nutritionist Amanda Ursell shares 20 must-eat foods to add a little zing to your love life.
Rich in zinc which, when low in men, can lead to impotence. Just two oysters give a man 100 per cent of his recommended intake. Lean red meat is a good alternative.
Like other oily fish, this provides omega 3 essential fats, which we need for good circulation. For both men and women, a robust flow of blood around the body is important to keep us in good working order.
This meat is great for iron, which is vital for energy levels. Too little of this mineral can cause us to feel stressed, wanting nothing more than to nod off on the sofa. Fortified breakfast cereals, nuts, wholemeal bread, eggs and broccoli also contain iron.
Brimming with the B vitamin folate, a 120 gram portion of asparagus provides more than we need for the day. Good folate intakes have been shown to improve your blood flow and circulation. Also great for vitamin E, which is good for heart health.
5. Chili peppers
If you can’t stand the heat, these aren’t for you but if you can, be prepared to feel invigorated. The super-nutrients in this punchy little spice raise the temperature of your meal, helping to increase metabolism and get your heart pumping. Add some ginger too, as research indicates this can enhance male performance.
The smooth, shapely green pears — resembling a woman’s curves — are used as an aphrodisiac in many countries. In some cultures they imply fertility too.
Water helps beat stress and fatigue and helping us feel emotionally balanced Good hydration not only helps beat stress and fatigue but is important for optimal lubrication and helping us feel balanced emotionally. Never underestimate the value of a big glass of water to help oil the wheels of love.
Satsumas contain vitamin B which can be connected to your mood. Alongside tangerines, all oranges give us folate – a B vitamin which, when levels are low, may be linked to low moods, which can be a disaster for your sex drive.
9. Skim Milk
Low-fat dairy has vitamin B which is crucial for maintaining the mucous membranes that line the female reproductive tract. Low-fat dairy products, plus enriched or fortified cereals, whole grains and green vegetables give us riboflavin, a B vitamin which is crucial for maintaining the mucous membranes that line the female reproductive tract.
Just two eggs at breakfast can help us avoid snacking before lunch. Two at breakfast can help us avoid snacking before lunch. Losing excess body weight is important for men in particular, as carrying extra pounds can lower libido.