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Pumpkin seeds, honey boost your libido

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st May 2012 12:27 PM

Dieticians and nutrition experts assert that you do not have to go on a shopping spree, all the foods you need to spice up your sex life may be in your garden or your kitchen. Below are some of the foods that can help you keep it hot between the sheets.

Pumpkin seeds, honey boost your libido

Dieticians and nutrition experts assert that you do not have to go on a shopping spree, all the foods you need to spice up your sex life may be in your garden or your kitchen. Below are some of the foods that can help you keep it hot between the sheets.

By Vision Reporter

Dieticians and nutrition experts assert that you do not have to go on a shopping spree, all the foods you need to spice up your sex life may be in your garden or your kitchen. Below are some of the foods that can help you keep it hot between the sheets. 
 
Pumpkin seeds 
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc. A deficiency can also make a woman completely lose her sex drive. These yummy seeds are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital to overall sexual wellbeing. 
 
Mulondo
Prof. Kyamuhangire, who has researched and processed Omulondo liquor, says Omulondo contains good levels of zinc; a micro nutrient known to boost the levels of testosterone, which in turn improves libido and reduces sexual exhaustion.
 
Oily fish 
Oily fish is rich in zinc, magnesium and selenium, all vital for a good sex drive. Examples of oily fish include: salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, fresh tuna and sardines. Oily fish is also rich in omega-3, which makes the nervous system more efficient. 
 
Get nutty 
All nuts play a role in supporting the libido. They contain essential fatty acids that produce hormones that we all need to stay romantic. Groundnuts, simsim, oatmeal, peanuts, cashew nuts, soybeans among many are rich in L-Arginine, which improves circulation and enhances erectile response hence improving sexual performance. If other nuts are hard to get, simply roast groundnuts or prepare groundnut sauce for him. 
 
Celery 
Raw celery boosts the production of libido, enhancing androsterone, an odourless hormone men release through perspiration during sex and women find it extremely attractive. Chop the celery and add to sauce or soup as a spice. 

Bananas 
Bananas are rich in bromelain, which is important for sexual health. Bananas are also a good source of Vitamin B, which increases the body’s energy. They are rich in potassium, which is vital for the production of sex hormones. 
 
Avocado 
Though avocado may not get your fire going, eating it will give you energy in form of healthy fat. Avocado contains high levels of folic acid which help break down proteins and in turn provide energy. It is also rich in vitamin B6, which improves male hormone production and potassium, which helps to regulate a woman’s thyroid gland. You can prepare an avocado shake or serve the fruit as salad. 
 
Asparagus 
Asparagus is very high in vitamin E, which is vital for good sex. The Vegetarian Society says eating asparagus thrice a week produces the most powerful effect. Asparagus is rich in folate, a vitamin B that increases the production of histamine, which is essential for increasing the sex drive for both men and women. 
 
Spice it up!
The right spices not only heat things up on the tongue but also in the bedroom. Chili-red pepper contains capsaicin, the substance that gives it a burning sensation, stimulates nerve endings and raises the heart rate. This helps to release endorphins and other “feel good” hormones necessary for a spicy sex life. Hot spices like ginger, cayenne and cumin curry improve circulation and warm up the body. 
 
Basil 
Basil increases blood circulation, stimulates sex drive and boosts fertility. This tasty herb has an aroma that can excite his hormones and stimulate his sex drive. Add a leaf of basil to his coffee or tea. 
 
Garlic 
Bad on the breath but good on the sex. Ssenoga says garlic has aphrodisiac properties; allicin, which improves blood flow to the sexual organs. 
People who over-indulge in sexual activities should take garlic in their diet or as a supplement to protect themselves from nervous fatigue. 
However, allicin is only produced if the garlic has been chopped into tiny pieces. As a bonus, allicin also fights fungal infection. Prepare a bowl of garlic soup for your man or use it as a spice in his meals. 
 
Honey
The natural sugars found in honey can improve libido and also increase sexual stamina. The term honeymoon was derived from an ancient custom where newly-weds would go into seclusion and share a special honey drink. The concoction was believed to increase their sexual desire.
 
Word of caution
Ssali says eating the foods is not enough to give sexual satisfaction. “You may chew a bunch of Omulondo, but if you are stressed you will find it hard to have good sex because sex depends entirely on the mind set,” he warns.  Adequate preparation in form of foreplay will enhance bonding and prepare the body.
 

Pumpkin seeds, honey boost your libido

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