You have probably heard of many medications used for erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, but these drugs actually does not increase the sex drive (libido). They are designed to increase the blood flow through the genital organs, but they do not affect your desire to have sex. In fact, there are no pharmaceutical substances proved to have this effect. Certain foods, however, can help you with this a great deal. Here are some of them.

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice has long been known as a perfect fruit, both for your sex drive and for erectile dysfunction. It has to do with antioxidant properties the pomegranate has, which eliminate free radicals and toxins from the body. If you are making this juice, you better add some soda, as it can be too sweet. There are actually published scientific papers stating that this fruit can be used in erectile dysfunction.

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are powerful superfood which you can use to make various meals. One of them is pesto sauce. Pine nuts have a high concentration of zinc, which is known to have a great effect on sex drive. Moreover, this is one of the rare ingredients that increase the sex drive not just in men, but also in women.

Watermelon

Libido – increasing effects of watermelon are mainly based on lycopene, which is a red pigment present also in tomatoes. It boosts the sex drive and also increases blood flow through the genital organs. Watermelon is also good for hydration, and good hydration is necessary for optimal sexual performance.

Black Chocolate

Moderate intake of black chocolate is perfect for keeping your cardiovascular system healthy, and optimal function of the cardiovascular system is crucial for sexual performance. Additionally, black chocolate contains some mood-improving substances. However, do not eat large amounts of it, as the chocolate is very rich in calories, and obesity is not your companion in sex life.

References

MARCIA KAYE. The 3 best foods to boost sex drive. Retrieved from http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/relationships/the-3-best-foods-to-boost-sex-drive/

Healthline.com. Boost Your Libido with These 10 Natural Tips. Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/boost-your-libido-10-natural-tips

Huffingtonpost.com. 7 Everyday Foods That Will Boost Your Libido. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/foods-to-boost-libido_n_4575958.html

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