There are a lot of things that you don’t want to last long; waxing, a dentist appointment, and hangovers! Something that will never ever top that list? Sex! Lol. Who wants to last 5 minutes in bed? Certainly not us.
Research has shown all kinds of habits lead to great sex, from regular exercise to simply being nice. But your diet arguably has the biggest effect on how your body functions, so why not add libido-boosting foods to your plate to keep your sex drive happily humming?
If you’ve hit a slump in the bedroom, it may be time to take a closer look at your diet. These 5 foods are packed with nutrients that can perk up your libido and may improve your overall health, too.
For guys, watermelon improves your erection and increases your libido. Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called citrulline, which the body converts to arginine, an amino acid that boosts nitric oxide levels in the body, which relax blood vessels in the same way a medicine like Viagra does.
The fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which aid nitric oxide production, helping you as a guy stay hard. Plus, additional research has found that cutting back calories and sticking to a Mediterranean-style diet rich in produce, fish, whole grains, and healthy fats (like omega-3s) can improve erectile function in men with metabolic syndrome.
Ikr!! Lol. This sexual innuendo may be able to help you go go go! That’s because this tropical fruit is full of simple carbs to provide you with energy and potassium to help you keep going. The muscle-relaxing mineral prevents cramps and muscle spasms that may impede your sexy time.
According to historians, ancient Egyptians used garlic to boost their stamina. Researchers have confirmed that consuming the plant helps stop the formation of new fatty deposits, called nano plaques, inside arterial walls.
Yes, that includes the arteries leading to your penis, too. Keep your heart healthy and your erections strong by adding some garlic to your weekly dishes. But bear in mind that garlic won’t make your breath smell particularly seductive—so keep it out of your date-night diet.
The secret to its penis-enhancing power lies in its high arginine content. When this amino acid hits your system, it converts to nitric oxide, which helps initiate and maintain erections. Need another reason to add some green to your plate? Nitric oxide may also help speed muscle growth and recovery time. So not only will you perform better in bed, you’ll look hotter doing it, too. Now that’s a win-win!
We really hope this list helps you out. Do let us know how it goes.