No need to pop the magic blue pill — these 10 superfoods will boost your sex drive naturally.
Strawberries and black raspberries are both rich in antioxidants, which improve your heart health and increase blood flow to all the right areas. Dip strawberries in dark chocolate to get the endorphins flowing too — a handful at dinner will help your endurance later in the evening.
Chocolate’s often tossed up as a sweet tooth’s favourite aphrodisiac but watermelon’s a healthier choice — 90 per cent water and 10 per cent phytonutrients that improve sexual health, relaxing the blood vessels just like Viagra does.
Avos are rich in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin E (the so-called ‘sex vitamin’) for better blood flow, as well as monounsaturated fats that are good for your heart — cardio disease and artery damage make you twice as likely to suffer erectile dysfunction.
This juicy fruit has a stack of health benefits — rich in fibre, iron, potassium, and vitamins — but they’re also supposed to enhance the secretion of pheromones, so sink your teeth in if you want to smell sexy for your partner.
Packed full of vitamin C to increase blood circulation to the organs — yep, even that one — broccoli works raw or cooked or in a tossed salad (no entendre intended).
Is there anything almonds can’t do for your sex drive? Vitamin E for your heart, zinc to get the hormones pumping, omega-3 fatty acids to boost blood flow, and selenium to fight infertility — check, check, check, and check.
Iceberg lettuce is reputed to contain an opiate that activates sex hormones, adding a bit of crunch on the plate as well as the bedroom.
Fried, crumbled, or poached, eggs are packed full of protein — a key source of sexual stamina — as well as amino acids good for heart health and ED. And no, we’re going to resist the urge to make a gratuitous fertilisation gag.
A versatile ingredient in the kitchen — used in sweet pastries, warm drinks like mulled wine or cider, and curries — Indians have harnessed cloves to treat sexual dysfunction for centuries. The spice also fights bad breath, which can only be good for your kissing game.
Crocin — the chemical compound that gives saffron its vibrant golden colour — is also a powerful antioxidant, making saffron another spice that adds, well, some extra spice between the sheets.