There are many factors that can affect your sex life – your age, health, lifestyle, and last, but not least, how you feel about your relationship.
Although there are a number of supplements that can boost your libido, it’s always best to address the root cause first. According to Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, an associate professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University “Before trying an herb or a supplement, think about what you can add or subtract from your life: exercise, weight loss, treating a condition, or changing a medication. These can all help.”
HOW DIET CAN AFFECT YOUR LIBIDO
A number of studies reveal that iron deficiency can have an adverse effect on your libido, including your desire, arousal, lubrication, and ability to have an orgasm.
One study confirmed that women who took iron to correct the deficiency, had a great improvement in their sex life. Foods rich in iron include red meat, pork, poultry, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots, and peas.
Although, oysters, rich in zinc, and champagne come in first on the list of powerful aphrodisiacs, other foods can also significantly increase your sex drive; these include cheese, milk, eggs, bananas, peaches, and nuts, such as hazelnuts or walnuts. In fact, cream cheese and low fat yogurt raise the level of dopamine, a substance responsible for boosting sexual desire. On the other hand, foods with a high content of salt and saturated fat, snacks and sweets, white flour and sugar burn your energy, thus reducing your sexual desire.
If you want to revive your libido, you must increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish – salmon is particularly rich in these. Moreover, red fruits abundant in antioxidants, such as blueberries, strawberries and cranberries, can stimulate circulation, while saturated fats from olive oil and turkey can increase testosterone levels and make men more active in bed.
Furthermore, dark chocolate raises serotonin, or the hormone of happiness levels, thus leading to a stronger libido, while foods rich in vitamin B, such as peanuts, milk, rice and eggs, help you achieve orgasm. Pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts and walnuts are rich in protein that keeps your body vital and ready for intense sexual activity.