Posted on: May 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm
Last updated: August 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm

It’s true, food is the best way to anyone’s heart. But did you know it’s also the best way to improve your love life? Living a healthy lifestyle is important for many reasons and performance in the bedroom is one of them. Not only does a healthy and active lifestyle improve your confidence, it also improves your stamina.


Surprisingly, food also plays a huge role in your sex drive. The food you choose to eat will determine how active of a sex life you lead. If you are in the mood for love, consider adding these four foods to your diet to boost your libido.

Pumpkin Seeds or Sesame Seeds:

One of the most important hormones in sexual performance is testosterone, and one of the most important nutrients for testosterone production is zinc. Pumpkin and sesame seeds are packed full of zinc, as well as other nutrients. The best way to enjoy pumpkin seeds is to eat them raw.



Berries have always had some kind of sexual connotation to them, but strawberries more than any other berry are perfect for boosting your sex drive. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, which aid in blood flow to all areas of the body, including your sexual organs.  Other berries that are perfect for libido enhancement are blueberries and raspberries.

Try dipping your strawberries in melted dark chocolate, and then feed them to your partner (and yourself) as foreplay. The combination of strawberry and dark chocolate will act as an aphrodisiac due to the chemical phenylethylamine, which stimulates the same centers of the brain as feeling love.


Erectile dysfunction is a broad term that is used to describe the weakening of blood flow to the penis. Often this weakened blood flow will affect the strength and duration of an erection. This dysfunction is usually caused by damage to the arteries.  Avocados are perfect for libido enhancement because they are full of circulation-enhancing antioxidants as well as monounsaturated fats, which help to promote better heart health.

Not only are avocados delicious raw, as a guacamole dip they are an easy and tasty way to add some variety to your diet. To make guacamole, mash a ripe avocado into a smooth paste, then add a chopped clove of garlic, some cilantro, and a bit lemon juice to the mash. Mix until all ingredients have blended and enjoy.



Almonds are one of the most nutrient dense foods you can get your hands on and are ideal for libido enhancement. Other than being full of protein, almonds are packed with nutrients such as selenium, which can help with infertility issues; zinc, which helps to produce men’s sex hormones; and omega-3s, which facilitate healthy blood flow.

Almonds can be the perfect protein kick for a salad. If you are on the go, almonds can be eaten raw. About a handful of almonds is all you need.

Leafy Greens:

Leafy greens are packed with potassium, which helps your body’s muscles function smoothly. Considering your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body, it only makes sense to take care of it with the proper foods.

Other than keeping you alive, your heart plays an important role in your sex life by pumping blood to your sexual organs. Sex can be fun, but it can be very strenuous as well, causing you to sweat. Since potassium leaves the body through your sweat, it only makes sense to load up on potassium whenever you can to avoid cramps and lack of blood flow.

Leafy greens can be enjoyed raw or cooked. One of the best ways to enjoy leafy greens, like spinach, is to add them to an omelete or blend them with berries to make a delicious and nutritious smoothie.

So there you have it, the top 5 foods to enhance your libido and improve your sex life. Not to mention if you combined all of them, you could make a mean salad.

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