Libido Booster Foods for Women
Many women find issues with libido – due to age, stress, etc. Another potentially surprising reduction in libido can be contributed to hormonal contraceptives including the pill, patch, and vaginal ring. Women are finding that how often they want, think about, and respond to sex is waning. This can be a side effect of medications, low-self esteem, stress, or a lack of closeness with your partner. Many of the causes of low libido can be fixed or improved with your diet.
Key Of Healthy Libido
A well-balanced diet and regular exercise is key for a healthy libido. Feeling healthy and energized can naturally lead to an increased libido. While focusing on a well-balanced diet, there are several foods can also help boost your sex drive:
- Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids, which benefits the heart and raises dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine improves circulation and blood flow, increasing arousal and making you feel more relaxed. The American Heart Association recommends at least two 3.5 ounce servings of fish per week.
- Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that reduce stress and relax blood vessels while diminishing body fat (which in turn boosts confidence!)
- Fruits and veggies aren’t just good for your waistline. Strawberries, black raspberries, peaches, mangoes, and strawberries are particularly helpful in increasing sex drive. Veggies such as celery, spinach, and broccoli have high vitamin content and stimulate blood circulation.
- Almonds and other nuts, similar to fatty fish, contain good sources of fatty acids. Experts recommend even just the smell of almonds to improve libido in women. Be sure to eat raw almonds without sugar or salt, which can make you feel bloated.
- Certain breakfast foods increase libido, including eggs. Eggs are rich in vitamin B complex, fighting stress and balancing hormone levels. They are also high in protein, giving you more stamina, and low in calories.
- Red wine (just a glass or two) contains rich antioxidants that trigger nitric oxide production, relaxing the artery walls and increasing blood flow in the pelvic region. Just don’t have more than two glasses or the effects begin to reverse.
- Several types of tea are known to be good for your health and improve your sex life. Ginseng tea, unsweetened tea, and green tea are all good for blood flow and enhancing focus, mood, and memory.
Healthy foods in general help with boosting your libido. Similar to males, women experience negative sexual affects due to high cholesterol. Cholesterol builds in the body, including the pelvic area, and restricts blood flow – diminishing sensation. This makes arousal and orgasm more difficult. Before trying medications to increase your libido, try a well-balanced diet and attempt to incorporate many of the foods and drinks mentioned. You may be surprised how quickly you start to feel ‘in the mood’ again.