Six foods to improve your sex drive

Who needs Viagra? Avocado, strawberries and almonds are just some of the things that will help rev up your sex drive

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6 Healthy Foods to Crank Up Your Sex Drive

If you want to improve your performance in the bedroom, you might want to change your diet. Here are six healthy foods to rev-up your sex drive and make you feel great...

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1. Avocado
Avocadoes are packed with good stuff, including vitamin E, potassium (which helps regulate a woman's thyroid gland) and energy-boosting vitamin B6 (a nutrient that increases male hormone production) both of which help boost libido in both men and women. They're also packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats - and anything that improves circulation and blood flow to the sexual organs will enhance libido and performance.

2. Strawberries
Rich in antioxidants that benefit your heart and arteries, strawberries also contain vitamin C and zinc, which has been linked to higher sperm counts in men. Try dipping them in dark chocolate (another known aphrodisiac) and feeding them to your partner.

3. Almonds
Almonds are said to act as a sexual stimulant and a fertility aid, so if you're trying for a baby, start snacking! The nuts contain zinc, selenium, and vitamin E – all of which are important for sexual function.

4. Asparagus
Asparagus is another great source of vitamin B6, which can boost arousal and orgasm, and Vitamin E, which is involved in stimulating the production of sex hormones in both men and women.

5. Watermelon
As well as being low in calories, this refreshing summer fruit is high in potentially libido-boosting phytonutrients. The lycopene and citrulline found in watermelon is believed to help relax blood vessels, and have a Viagra-like effect on the body.

6. Rocket leaves
Rocket leaves have been used as a natural aphrodisiac since the 1st century AD – the Romans even consecrated them to Priapus, a god of fertility. The strong, peppery-tasting leaves are full of trace minerals and antioxidants which improve liver function and blood quality.

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