Good sexual health is one of the major condiments for slow ageing process and a longer life. Sexual health is all about proper blood flow, which comes from healthy blood vessles.
Lifestyle-induced ailments like stress, blood pressure or unhealthy eating habits can go a long way in affecting one’s sex life. While many things are not in our hands, food is one thing which we can easily control by being better informed and making the right choices.
Here are some of the common food items which we must include in our diet to make for a happy sex life.
Spinach is a commonly found vegetable but not always so popular with many people in India. There are a dozen varieties of spinach to choose from according to one’s personal preference and some of these must be added to the diet. Spinach can help the mood by increasing blood flow below the belt. It’s packed with magnesium, a mineral that decreases inflammation in blood vessels and increases blood flow allowing erections to come more naturally.
Garlic is commonly used in our food. Now consuming it while knowing its benefits will add to the fooding experience. Garlic contains allicin and keeps the heart healthy for sexual activities. Some studies say that garlic helps boost sperm production and increase levels of testosterone, which may be due to its antioxidant properties.
Watermelon is not just about water. It has ingredients such as citrulline that can increase libido. When consumed, citrulline converts to an amino acid, arginine, which works wonders on the heart and circulatory system and, again, improving that all-important blood flow.
Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-dense foods on the planet. They are full of anthocyanins – a type of flavonoid with powerful antioxidant effects and associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men.
Sweet potatoes are packed with energy-boosting iron and vitamin C, which produces anti-aging collagen. They are also a fantastic source of potassium which counteracts salt’s bloating effect and boosts circulation, which can help men look better in bed and improve pleasure in the bedroom.
Dark chocolate is a favourite among children. But adults can also have for libido boost. Dark chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, boosting happiness and lowering stress levels, and improving mood.