There are foods, including some herbs and spices, that are known to increase desire and promote sexual function. They are actually very few have scientific evidence to have those effects. We will review five of them.
1. Saffron | Sex drive and sexual function
Saffron can increase the sexual desire and sexual functionl both in men as well as women.
Research reveal the positive effect of this spice on erectile dysfunction and sexual desire in general.
In a study, women who took 30 mg of saffron each day for 4 weeks had a higher sexual desire and vaginal lubrication compared to those who took a placebo.
2. Ginseng | Sexual function
Some studies in patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction conclude that ginseng can improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction by reducing oxidative stress in the tissues and improve blood flow in the penis muscles.
Reviews they point out that more research is needed to confirm that ginseng is a reliable treatment for erectile dysfunction.
3. Maca | Libido
Maca is a sweet root commonly called “the Peruvian Viagra.” Studies in animals reveal an increase in libido and the erectile function after consuming maca. There’s also studies that point out that maca can increase sexual desire in humans.
4. Watermelon | Sexual function
Watermelon, like Viagra, work by increasing blood flow to the penis, allowing a man to have an erection more easily when he is aroused.
Watermelon is a natural source of citrulline, an amino acid that the body converts to arginine. Arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels more, which increases the blood flow to the penis and improves erections. Citrulline studies in animals have been positive for libido and erections, while citrulline research with small groups of men, the citrulline supplementation it has also shown positive effects.
5. Avocado | Female lubrication
In addition to taking care of your heart health, there is another reason that can motivate you to add avocados to your diet. These fruits are rich in healthy fats, vitamin B-6 and minerals like potassium, these components have a positive effect on the sex drive as published Healthline
Avocados can also improve vaginal lubrication, estrogen levels and strengthen the vaginal walls.
Avocado consumption is also associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome which in turn increases the probability of erectile dysfunction. Curiously, the Aztecs originally called this fruit “ahuacatl, which means”testicle”.
In general, it is advisable to eat a healthy diet that favors better blood circulation, this can lead to a better sexual response in men and women.
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