These sensual treats are double the bedroom trouble. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants that benefit the circulatory system and good circulation is known to improve sex drive, and the experience of sex, for both men and women. Plus, dark chocolate contains methylxanthines that may activate the libido.
Though not as sexy as dark chocolate covered strawberries, and arguably not as tasty, almonds contain vital nutrients for a healthy sex drive, namely Zinc. Zinc helps to produce men's sex hormones and can boost the libido.
Serve up the seafood! Rich in manganese, iron, selenium and zinc - all essential for a healthy libido - Mussels also contain amino acids that have the potential to raise sexual hormones (as seen in a 2005 Italian & American study on rats, which was found to also be applicable to humans.)
Juice on this. Watermelon may help improve blood flow to erectile tissue, increasing arousal. Just don't overdo it! Watermelon contains the antioxidant lycopene, which can help to reduce cellular damage but can also be anti-estrogenic (i.e. block estrogen production, therefore adversely affecting fertility) when ingested in high quantities.
This seductive spice, threaded with red and gold, contains the antioxidants crocin, crocetin and safranal, which are responsible for increasing sexual desire and arousal in both men and women. Plus, it can help prevent anxiety, insomnia, PMS and insulin resistance. Sign me up.
Goji berries have long been considered to provide a powerful lovemaking boost in China. Plus, clinical trials have shown goji berries to be effective in treating metabolic syndrome, a precursor to erectile dysfunction. These power berries are known to increase testosterone in both sexes, therein boosting libido. I love to throw a few in my smoothies, though they also make a great snack paired with raw almonds.