15 Foods To Turn Your Partner ON
Here are the list of 15 foods that can help you and your partner have a great time in this season of love.
Break out the wine glasses! Women who drank one to two glasses of the alcoholic beverage had both higher sexual desire and higher sexual function than those who didn’t down any vino, according to a Journal of Sexual Medicine study. What makes the elixir so beneficial? The grape skin lends a high concentration of flavonoids that increase blood flow to key areas of the body (you know the ones).
It’s not just good for melting away belly fat; green tea’s metabolism-boosting compounds, called catechins, will not only speed up the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy, but they also boost sexual desire by promoting blood flow to your lower area.
Catechins kill off free radicals that damage and inflame blood vessels, increasing their ability to transport blood,” says Cassie Bjork, RD, LD, of Healthy Simple Life.
Catechins also cause blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow, which, subsequently, leads to a stronger erection in men and more mental energy, higher arousal levels, and quicker transportation of sex hormones between your brain and genitals in women.
Sorry, that milk chocolate ice cream doesn’t count. The difference is that dark chocolate (go for over 70 percent cacao solids) has the highest levels of antioxidant polyphenols and lowest levels of sugar (which can actually diminish sexual drive and desire).
When ingested, cacao increases levels of the mood-boosting hormone serotonin, which can increase energy and euphoria, while lowering stress levels, which ultimately boosts your sexual desire and makes it easier to reach orgasm.
also the flavanols in cocoa also increase blood flow through the arteries and relaxes blood vessels, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This sends blood to all the right regions—both down below and up high in your brain—which can boost sexual pleasure.
An apple a day may help keep the doctor away, but it won’t keep away your partner! According to an Italian study of 700 women, those ladies who regularly consumed the fruit—which is rich in sex-boosting micronutrients like phytoestrogens, polyphenols, and antioxidants—had more enjoyable and pleasurable sex than those who didn’t.
Stress isn’t just bad for those seeking to lose weight, as the emotion can increase levels of the fat-storing hormone cortisol, it can also lower your sex drive and put a damper on your V-day plans. While you should certainly look to tackle the root of everyday stresses, you can also help your partner tackle their anxiety by serving up some strawberries.
Just five of these red berries will provide nearly 100 percent of your DV of vitamin C: an antioxidant vitamin that counteracts the cringe-worthy effects of cortisol.
Some of the top reasons couples stop having sex? Fatigue and stress. “But sometimes, there’s a biological component at play,” says Nelson. One of the causes of fatigue in women is iron deficiency.
The condition can zap energy and make you irritable, which may result in a low sex drive, she explains. While it may not happen overnight, consuming more iron-rich meats will help restore energy levels in those suffering from a deficiency.
Grass-fed beef is one of your best options. If that’s not reason enough to slice through a steak, consider this: this cut of protein provides the best source of dietary zinc, a mineral found to increase women’s sex drive.
Here’s yet another reason to savor the yolks: The yellow is rich in dietary cholesterol, a type of fat that actually serves as a building block for testosterone. If your diet is lacking this and other healthy fats, your body won’t be able to synthesize this important hormone.
If we said “lycopene” you’d probably think about tomatoes. You likely wouldn’t think about watermelon, nor would sex come to mind. Perhaps, now, things will change. The pink fruit actually has 32 percent more lycopene than tomatoes, and lycopene rivals Viagra in its ability to relax blood vessels and improve circulation to certain, ahem, areas of the body.
Ready for a raunchy night? Start your day with a coffee date. According to University of Texas researchers, coffee may just be one of the best libido boosters around. Men who drink two to three cups of java a day are 42 percent less likely to suffer from ED than those who don’t indulge in a cup of joe. Experts believe that a stimulant found in coffee triggers a series of reactions in the body that ultimately increase blood flow to the penis. That same stimulant was implicated in putting females in the mood in a separate study.