Well, for some it can take more than a few candles and more than a four minute Marvin Gaye song to get the job done. Some say it happens to everyone. If you are more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes of a decreased sex drive could be due to depression, stress, obesity or certain medications.
No doubt, the way a man feels about his body affects the way he feels about sex. Men are different from women in all kinds of ways including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, and more.
Interestingly, some don’t tend to believe in food as aphrodisiacs. If you take a trip across Nigeria, there is no shortage of sex drive boosters on the market, and some of them are bizarre. That aside, the good news is that you can get your mojo back.
One way to get your mojo back and help boost your sex drive is eating sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium which helps lower blood pressure and keep it at healthy levels. In men, high blood pressure is a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction, and it is a general health risk anyway.
Avocados are also great for our sex drive, and not being your typical fruit it tends to get ignored a fair bit. The Avocado contains high level of folic acid to help metabolise proteins, giving you an energy boost. Avocado contains good levels of vitamin B6, which helps you to fight stress and gives you the energy to keep going and also help with the production of testosterone. They are also known to benefit a woman’s libido due to the high potassium content.
Another powerful libido booster is banana. Banana has been proven over time to be a fruit that does beyond helping your voice box and deal with stomach issues. Beyond the nutritional benefits, banana does have its effect on the sex life of a man. Eating just about two or three bananas before the act can boost libido and sexual desire in men. Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme, which is believed to increase libido and reverse impotence in men. Additionally, they are good sources of potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which increase the body’s overall energy levels.
Garlic can do wonders to your libido. The builders of the Egyptian pyramids were said to eat garlic every day to increase strength and stamina. Likewise, eating raw garlic every day will help in boosting your sexual drive. There is no need to worry that it might turn your partner away, but it will help in improving your performance in bed. Research has shown that garlic has always been seen as a miracle herb that heals body organs. It normalises the blood flow especially towards the penis.
Watermelon has also been recommended by nutritionists to be the new sexual star. While watermelon is 92 percent water, this juicy red fruit is low in calories, but also high in potentially libido-boosting phytonutrients. A research suggested that the lycopene, citrulline, and beta-carotene found in watermelon may help relax blood vessels, and provide a natural enhancement for revving up your sex drive.
Additionally, ginger has been found to enhance sexual pleasure. In addition to its potassium, magnesium and vitamin B-6 content, ginger also contains manganese. This trace mineral, found throughout the body, is essential to neurological health. By helping to form and trigger the release of the sex hormone – testosterone, manganese is vital to your sex drive and sperm production. While the University of Maryland Medical Centre states that it is rare to develop a manganese deficiency, having insufficient amounts in your diet may lead to infertility and erectile disorders.
Eggs are also recommended as a great healthy way to store up energy, which can be used for a variety of activities. But they are also rich in amino acids that have been shown to boost circulation and heart health, as well as help with erectile issues.
Another great natural aphrodisiac is walnuts. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids which keep sex-hormone production at its peak.
It is also important to note that deeper underlying medical conditions can play a role in a low sex drive. Even if you are taking a natural approach to boosting your sex drive, it still might be a good idea to talk with your doctor.