Certain Compounds In Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Enhance Sexual Performance
Several compounds in fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and spices boost sex drive, performance, and pleasure. This article reviews these compounds and what foods contain the highest concentration of these sexually stimulating nutrients. Plus my own favorite juice and smoothie recipes for better sex.
These discoveries come at an important time. Supplements and prescription medications to treat ED (erectile dysfunction) are incredibly popular. A female Viagra is being developed. Few people realize that these drugs have serious side effects such as memory, hearing, and even vision loss. So toss out those pills and start juicing the following foods for a healthy and natural enhancement of your sexual experience.
The Older Body
Great news for the older body, too! Both women and men begin experiencing decreased hormonal production starting as early as age 40. Not only that, the oxidation of blood plays a major role in a healthy and vibrant sexual drive. This starts to decrease at a relatively young age, further impairing sexual performance and satisfaction.
Certain raw foods help to counter the aging process and increase the nutrients vital to enhancing and maintaining a healthy sexual experience. Juicing is not just a great way to improve your health, strengthen muscle, and reduce weight. Juicing is the healthiest way to have more fun!
The following is a list of foods that increase the sex drive in men:
Rich in potassium, bananas assist the body in reducing levels of sodium. Sodium increases the retention of water which lowers libido by decreasing blood flow.
Abundant in antioxidants, blueberries cleanse your system of free radicals. Blueberries increase blood flow and deliver nutrients to muscles. This is achieved through the production of nitrogen monoxide (nitric oxide).
Like blueberries, cherries are rich in antioxidants which remove harmful ‘free radicals’ and increase blood flow. This is accomplished by ‘bioflavinoids,’ compounds found in plants which trigger the natural production of nutritional enzymes necessary to heart health and the prevention of disease.
Ginger is rich in nutrients that increase the flow of blood. Just a
little in your juice two or three times a week is all you need. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which cleanse blood vessels and help to prevent erectile dysfunction.
Watermelon is a rich source of the amino acid citrulline, which the body converts to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide, in turn, increases blood flow.
Now this would be an experiment, because I have not yet found a way to add raw onion to juice and have it taste good. However, recent research discovered that onions are a true aphrodisiac, at least for rats! Rats fed onion juice increased their testosterone level over 300%.
Try this juice and smoothie recipe about an hour before sexual activity:
Watermelon – without seeds and rind
15 Cherries – without pits
1 slice of fresh Ginger – with the skin
Add 1 or more of these foods to your fresh juice for added benefits:
This nut is rich in vitamin E. This, too, increases nitric oxide in the body which increasing blood flow. Add about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup to your juicer 2 or 3 times a week for excellent results.
This is a traditional Chinese remedy for erectile dysfunction. It increases testosterone in the body.
Abundant in vitamin B compounds, eggs reduce stress in men and women. Sex drive is greatly reduced by stress. In fact, stress is considered by many doctors to be the greatest cause of lowered libido. Consider adding a beaten egg to your juice once a day. While there has been much ‘to-do’ about eggs and cholesterol, in fact, it’s more ‘hype’ than truth. Eggs are a natural source of protein and nutritionally beneficial compounds.
Flaxseed oil is another food which increases blood flow. It’s a rich source of omega-3 compounds. These encourage the creation of nitric oxide, which is critical as an antioxidant nourishing the blood and preventing erectile dysfunction.
Only a small amount of garlic added to your juice assists the body in the production of nitric oxide. For those uneasy about the smell of garlic, odorless garlic powder and supplements are available at your local health food store.
This is a wonderfully flavorful addition to your juice or smoothie. It is a
factually-based aphrodisiac (research published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine). It increases the male sex drive by creating nitric oxide.
Filled with Omega-3 and six (healthy) fatty acids. It increases levels of testosterone.
They are a rich resource of the amino acid ‘arginine,’ which increases blood flow by stimulating nitric oxide in the body. Just a 1/2 cup added to your juice is enough.
This is the richest source of the amino acid arginine which creates nitric oxide. A 1/2 cup is recommended for best results.
Whole milk is not only a great source of calcium and Vitamin D. It also increases the levels of testosterone in the body. I personally believe based upon material I’ve explored from the Weston Price Foundation that unpasteurized milk is much better primarily because you get nutrients that are destroyed by the pasteurization process. Local farms are a great source for unpasteurized products.
The following fruits and veggies help increase female sexual drive, response, and satisfaction.
Avocados increase drive, stamina, and energy due to their high amount of folic acid. Remember to use your blender to add avocados to your juice so as not to clog your juicer.
This fruit is a rich source of the enzyme ‘bromelain’ which assist in the body’s digestive health and healing, and increases female libido.
The abundance of Vitamin A in this vegetable increases tissue sensation in a woman’s body.
Celery intensifies a woman’s libido due to its high concentration of the natural hormone aldosterone.
Dark Green Veggies
Add just a few of these leaves to fresh juice increases the female sex drive due to their rich source of zinc.
Pineapple creating the hormone vetrogen, produced by the abundant presence of manganese. Women especially require vetrogen for their libido and sexual satisfaction.
Here is a great juice recipe – try it about 2 hours prior to sex:
8 Carrots – only half peeled
2 Celery stalks
1 cup Pineapple – without the skin
The following are other additions to increase female libido and pleasure:
Studies show that cloves are one of the very few true female aphrodisiacs.
Cloves amplify a woman’s sexual desire and ability to be sexually satisfied.
Dark chocolate assists in the flow of blood and increases sensation by enlarging blood vessels in the body. It also contains phenyl ethylamine. This compound affects the brain both as an ‘analgesic’ (pain reducer) and anti-depressant. It also creates a sense of well- being. All of these have been shown to increase libido and satisfaction.
An abundant source of vitamin B compounds, eggs reduce stress, thus increasing sex drive and desire.
This fruit is especially helpful in augmenting the sexual drive and stamina in women. Figs are a rich source of amino acids used for centuries, particularly in the Middle East, to enhance female libido.
Ginseng has been used for centuries by Chinese medicine to increase a woman’s sexual desire and drive.
Foods To Stay Away From
These foods lower libido in both men and women, and should be avoided:
Processed sugar is unhealthy for many reasons. One of them is that it diminishes testosterone in men which lowers libido.
Not only are trans fats nutritionally unhealthy, they lower blood flow. This diminishes sexual performance in women and men.
Most cans are lined with ‘BPA.’ This is a substance which causes erectile dysfunction as much as four times more often in men who eat canned foods frequently. Look for “PBA FREE” labels on cans.
Estrogen-like compounds in soy decrease testosterone which lowers male libido.
Large amounts of sodium are a source of erectile dysfunction which even medication cannot undo.
Though it diminishes inhibition and lessens stress, alcohol actually lowers our ability to perform and to feel sexually satisfied.
Fresh juiced fruits and vegetables with added nuts and spices are not just a great way to increase your health, strengthen muscle, and reduce weight. Certain combinations as listed above will truly enhance your sex life. No matter what your age, juicing is one of the best ways to increase your pleasure!
More recipes based on exciting new research can be found in Juice and Smoothie Recipes That Heal.