Fox News Chicago: Libido-Boosting Foods
Incorporating libido-boosting foods into your day leading up to a date is ideal to increase your drive + improve your endurance. Believe-it-or-not, certain foods can be just as helpful as a pill!
Rishi Omija Tea – get hot + bothered with a sip of this gorgeous, tasty, and appropriately-colored for Valentine's Day pink tea. Aside from it's beauty- Omija is a traditional beautifying and anti-stress berry from Korea that is loaded with B-vitamin complex and antioxidants that help keep skin bright. It is also considered to be one of the world’s most potent adaptogenic herbs, preventing adrenal fatigue, alleviating stress and increasing overall energy and vitality. As if that weren't enough, it helps balance hormones and promotes healthy sexual function for men and women.
Blackberries – have phytochemicals that boost libido + sexual endurance. Have 10 or a large handful of them a few hours before getting busy + you’ll benefit from their boost.
MEAL EXAMPLE: Yogurt parfait with high protein plain yogurt, nutrient-dense granola, + a handful of blackberries on top – great post-workout + pre-date snack
Broccoli – dine as a couple on some broccoli because thanks to its Vitamin C content, it will increase your blood circulation to organs + has also been associated with an improved female libido.
MEAL EXAMPLE: chickpea + broccoli curry with golden raisins – try this for lunch the day of a big date.
Cloves – Studies have shown that cloves have been used for centuries in India to treat male sexual dysfunction. I love holistic methods to solve such problems, so using them in a meal or a drink a few hours before a date will work in your favor.
MEAL EXAMPLE: cinnamon + clove-spiced sweet potato with dried cranberries, spinach, grilled chicken, + horseradish drizzle on top for a simple meal for your date.
clove-spiced tea post-dinner date
Figs – snack on some dried figs for a tasty treat because they enhance the secretion of particular pheromones + stimulate fertility.
MEAL EXAMPLE: dried, unsulphured figs with blue cheese + a balsamic drizzle as an appetizer
Ginseng - Researchers at the University of Hawaii found that women who took a ginseng supplement significantly upped their libido in a month, and 68 percent also said their overall sex life improved dramatically.
MEAL EXAMPLE: sip on a ginseng tea daily for these incredible benefits
SIMPLE DATE DON’TS
Bloating foods like overly processed sugars, too much dairy, loads of heavy meats, high-sodium foods- you will not want to move after ingesting too much of these lethargy-inducing, bloating foods, much less feel sexy!
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