Summer lovin’ – it’s almost time for that.
Synthesis of our sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen and androgen is significant for sexual desire and largely dependant on nutrition.
The good news is that you don’t need to spend your salary on oysters for dinner every night! Fill your plate with these five essential five nutrients and you will rock your partner’s socks off in no time!
These essential fatty acids provide the basis for the healthy production of prostaglandins and hormones that are important in regulating sex-drive and play a key role in sexual health.
Eat: almonds, walnuts, avocado and salmon.
Zinc is important for efficient testosterone production in men and also helps to sustain sexual desire in women. Significantly, Zinc deficiency can lead to infertility and low libido in both men and women.
Eat: oysters, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate and beef liver.
Vitamin E is essential for sexual hormone production, and due to its high antioxidant nature, it improves the overall egg health in women. In men, zinc increases sperm motility, which is essential for efficient egg fertilisation and their fertility.
Eat: asparagus, brussel sprouts, broccoli and blueberries.
Essential for the body’s total energy levels, B vitamins are also vital for sex-hormone production. A diet deficient in B may result in decreased hormone production and a lowered libido. Did you know folate (a B-vitamin) helps to increase histamine production, which is significant to orgasm production?
Eat: bananas, eggs and fish.
Vitamin C helps to maintain the strength and function of blood vessels, which is essential for blood flow to the genitals. In men, this is essential for erectile function and in women, stimulation and lubrication.
Eat: oranges, strawberries, kale, cauliflower and capsicum.
So ladies (and gents), what are your natural libido boosting tips? Scented candles? Massage? Or marathon episodes of GOT? Tell me below.