Superfoods to Boost your Sex Life

Try adding these superfoods into your diet to help boost your energy levels, help with relaxation, and improve circulation – all of which are key to enjoying a happy and healthy sex life!

Oysters

  • High in zinc- important for testosterone production and sperm quality
  • Raise dopamine levels which increases your libido
  • If oysters aren’t your thing….Pumpkin seeds are also high in zinc!

Maca powder

  • Known as Peru’s natural Viagra
  • Helps to boost libido, strength, stamina, energy, and fertility
  • Acts as an “adaptogen” – helps body cope with stress & ward off disease

Foods rich in Arginine

  • Arginine helps open up blood vessels to promote circulation of blood
  • Foods high in arginine include -Watermelon, pomegranate, cucumber, soy protein, nuts and seeds

Eggs - a symbol of fertility!

  • High in B vitamins- needed to produce serotonin (your feel good brain chemical)
  • Low serotonin can cause premature ejaculation
  • Egg yolks contain choline- needed for acetylcholine production

Cocoa/chocolate

  • Contains more antioxidants than red wine or green tea
  • Contains phenylethlamine- stimulates your sense of excitement and well-being
  • Be sure to choose dark chocolate, pure cocoa powder, or raw cocoa nibs
  • Try grinding raw cocoa nibs with your coffee beans for an added antioxidant boost!

Cayenne pepper

  • Helps increase circulation- including to sexual organs
  • Helps warm the body and ignite your inner fire!

Licorice Tea

  • A favorite for supporting the adrenal glands – produce stress hormones & sex hormones
  • Provides a natural energy boost
  • Avoid this if you have high blood pressure

Nutmeg

  • Increases blood flow and relaxes muscles
  • Increases frequency of erections, intercourse,  and stamina & less recovery time

Greens supplements

  • Boosts energy levels
  • May help with sexual satisfaction and erection quality

Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Helps lower the hormone leptin – Premature ejaculation associated with high leptin levels
  • Helps to achieve adequate lubrication

Super Sexy Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cups mixed berries (ideally including pomegranate)
  • 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp Maca powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy! Serves 2.

Adrenal SOS

Your adrenals are two little glands that sit atop your kidneys in your low back. The adrenal glands secrete stress hormones, regulate blood pressure, and produce small amounts of sex hormones. Every time your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands get fired up and secrete stress hormones such as cortisol. Given the innumerable sources of stress that we face every day, most of us have our adrenals working in overdrive on a regular basis. After weeks, months, and even years of chronic stress, our adrenal glands can find it difficult to keep up and eventually become “fatigued”.

Symptoms of “adrenal fatigue” can include:

  • Low energy/fatigue
  • Cold intolerance or feeling chilly
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheaded/Dizziness (especially upon standing)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor coping skills
  • Mental fog
  • Salt cravings
  • High (or low) cortisol levels
  • Evening burst of energy

The good news is, there are simple steps that you can take to help nourish and regenerate your adrenal glands!

  1. Get your zzzzzz’s
    Your adrenal glands regenerate at night, especially between 11 pm and 1 am. Make sure to be in bed before 11 pm and get your 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
  2. Curb your coffee intake
    Excess caffeine can add further stress to your adrenal glands. Limit your coffee intake to 2 cups a day, ideally before noon. Try a delicious cup of licorice root tea for a caffeine-free pick-me-up that helps to nourish your adrenal glands.
  3. Breathe Deeply
    Use deep breathing and other stress management techniques to help keep your stress levels under control. Keeping stress under control will reduce the number of times your adrenals have to secrete stress hormones!

Your Naturopathic Doctor can help determine if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue and offer natural therapies to help restore your health.