Humans have looked for ways to improve their sexual experience for thousands of years, including trying to discover the best foods for sex.
Scientists have linked a variety of foods with better sex. In this article, learn about which foods to eat to boost libido, improve stamina, and enhance your sex life.
Keeping the circulatory system in good working order is essential for sexual health. Better circulation can lead to an improved sexual response in men and women. This is especially true for the erectile response. Cardiac health is also vital for stamina. In other words, if it is good for the heart, it is good for a person’s sex life.
The American Heart Association recommend a diet that includes:
- a wide range of fruits and vegetables
- whole grains and plenty of fiber
- healthful oils, such as olive oil and sunflower oil
- seafood, nuts, and legumes
Research suggests that following this heart-healthy diet can improve certain aspects of sexual health. Researchers studying the Mediterranean Diet, which follows similar lines to the American Heart Association’s, found that people with metabolic syndrome who followed the diet had fewer problems with erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as ED.
Also, many of the foods featured in a heart-healthy diet, such as avocados, asparagus, nuts, seafood, and fruit, have associations with better sex in both traditional medicine and scientific research.
For example, in Nahuatl — the language once used by the Aztecs — the term for avocados was the same as the term for testicles. Also, researchers found that people who ate avocados had a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, which is a risk factor for ED.
Men with metabolic syndrome are almost twice as likely as men without it to experience ED, so adding healthful fats, such as those in avocados, to a varied diet may help.