What Foods to Eat for a Better Sex Life

Libido-boosting foods

Posted Sep 23, 2014

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so the saying goes. But does it help you have a better sex life? Yes, according to an Italian study in the journal of Archival Gynecological Obstetrics.*  Seven hundred thirty one women reported their daily apple intake and daily food intake. They were also given a questionnaire, FSFI, the Female Sexual Index.  The subjects were divided into groups—those who did eat an apple daily and those who did not.  Those who ate a regular diet of apples had higher scores on the FSFI. The theory is that there may be a positive correlation between a regular intake of phytoestrogens, polyphenols, antioxidants and women's sexual health. Obviously, there are many variables that could be interacting with this relationship. For example, if you feel healthier and better about your body, you may be more interested in intimacy.

It’s not a new concept to think particular foods can improve your sex life. You’ve probably heard that oysters and chocolate are aphrodisiacs. It may just be that eating foods like chocolate make you feel good and thus happier people are more interested in sex. In part, certain foods can help stimulate a chemical reaction that helps kick off your libido. For example, foods like strawberries, almonds and sweet potatoes are good for your heart and improve circulation. Watermelon and tomatoes have Lycopene, which help to relax your blood vessels which gets your body in a state ready for intimacy. Leafy greens like spinach have maganesium which help to increase blood flow to various parts of the body.

Regardless of the cause of the relationship between healthy foods and increased intimacy, what we do know is that eating healthy foods, like apples, can improve your life all the way around from your relationships to your health. When you mindfully eat healthy foods, your body and emotions are at their best!

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Dr. Albers is a psychologist and the author of six books on mindful eating. She is frequently quoted in Shape, Health, Prevention, Self magazine and has been a guest on Dr. Oz.

*Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Jul;290(1):93-8. doi: 10.1007/s00404-014-3168-x. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

Apple consumption is related to better sexual quality of life in young women.

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