A recent study published by Eater’s Digest shows that when given the decision between sex and food, men tend to choose sex, while women will opt for the food. This isn’t really bad news for the men in our lives though. While women may be more likely to choose food over sex, that is not a common choice that women are faced with; food and sex are not mutually exclusive, in fact, there are numerous foods that can increase sex drive and sexual health in women.
Watermelon is not only delicious and thirst-quenching, but it also contains an amino acid called l-citrulline which helps to increase blood flow to the sexual organs.
Spinach is incredibly healthy, it contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals, but it can also have a beneficial effect on your sex life. One of the minerals that spinach is rich with is magnesium, which decreases inflammation in in blood vessels, which in turn increases blood flow to the sexual organs–making it easier for men to become aroused and for women to achieve orgasm.
Many types of nuts contain fatty acids and amino acids that are beneficial to your sexual health. One such amino acid is called l-arginine, it helps the brain to circulate neurotransmitters that deliver messages to the brain’s pleasure center. L-arginine also helps to increase blood flow to the genitals. The fatty acids contained in nuts help to increase endorphins, which result in feeling more relaxed and can make sex more pleasurable.
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is not only the most indulgent food on our list, but it’s also a double-whammy. See, both strawberries and dark chocolate have properties that make them beneficial to women’s sexual health. We could have listed them separately, but where’s the fun in that? Let’s start with strawberries, strawberries contain omega-3 fatty acids that help to improve cardiovascular health which is essential for sexual arousal and responsiveness. Dark chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine, an endorphin released in the brain that corresponds with warm fuzzy feelings, which is why it’s so enjoyable to eat and beneficial to what goes on in the bedroom.
Green tea is well known to aid in weight loss, but did you know that it’s also good for your sexual health? Green tea contains catechins, which kill off free radicals that cause inflammation in blood vessels. Catechins also release nitric oxide, which increases the size of blood vessels, and in turn, improves blood flow.
Zinc deficiency is a common problem among women, and one of the best dietary sources of zinc is red meat. A zinc deficiency can cause irritability, weakness, and exhaustion, which can all dampen the mood in the bedroom.
Celery is not only a great source of fiber, it also contains the chemicals androsterone and adrostenal, which help to makes us feel attractive. Not only that, but celery also contains a small amount of male hormones which can boost female arousal.
Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna are rich with omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to improve cardiovascular health, which is necessary in female sexual arousal and responsiveness. Beyond that, it raises dopamine levels in the brain, a chemical that controls the reward center of the brain and can assist with getting in the mood.
While none of these foods are the only way to change your experience in the bedroom, experimenting with and incorporating some of these foods into your diet could be the boost you’re looking for. Take it a step further by incorporating ME Female Arousal Gel into your bedroom adventures and put the spark back into your relationship.