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Dr. Neeta Desai

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Dr. Neeta Desai is a renowned Gynaecologist in Borivali West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Gandhi Nursing Home in Borivali West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Neeta Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Tip for Healthy Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Sangola
Tip for Healthy Teeth
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.

Hello doctor. My last periods was on 12th feb, i have planned for baby from feb20-march 5, but i have not got periods still, i checked in pregnancy kit on march 21, it was negative, hence i gave beta HCG test yesterday and i have got the result as 16.51 MUI/ML. The report says for normal adults it should be 10 MUI/ML. Is my result positive or negative ? what i need to do next. Please suggest. Should i wait or have the tablet to get periods ?please help.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello Dear,Periods occur when the egg formed during each menstrual cycle in the female body is not fertilized and hence ejected out of the reproductive system along with blood and several other tissue cells. The duration of each menstrual cycle is about 28 days Most women will experience their monthly period right from the time they are 13 to the time they are 50. For many women, their monthly period is nothing more than an annoyance; but other women may suffer some problems. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Hi I am 36 years old breastfeeding my child, cause of low supply I am taking lactare tablets and galact granules (ayurvedic medicine), now its going good, my gynaecologist told you can take as long as you want to feed, are there any side effects on using it for me and my baby, one more question my 5 months old baby suffering from times versicolor, I am confusing cause it is because of these tablets, please help me whether I will continue or not.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
Breat feeding encouraged upto one year. After this we recommend table diet to babies. To promote breast milk secretion first think is you need to cosume high protein low fat nutritious food in plenty. Commercially available items are not must to promote secretions. More oten it is just for some psychological satisfaction tomothers. Tin. Versicl. Is not related to the products you use.
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I am 57 years old. My right breast was removed because of a small lump in2006. I have no sugar or bp. Since todays slight swelling on my right shoulder nearer to neck slight reddish colour .masauged with zandubam now and observed that both sides swelled little bit and the neck seems little bit shrinked. May be body stress or sleeping. Please suggest a medicine.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
You should consult your operating surgeon, question is why breast was removed, was it a cancer if so you may be having lymphadema if axillary clearance was also done. So consult your surgeon.
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13 Tips to Help You Stay Safe While Cycling!

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Physiotherapist, Ahmedabad
13 Tips to Help You Stay Safe While Cycling!

Can you think of anyone who is into cycling (professional or a regular cyclist) and has not faced any injuries? You would have to think real hard, as injuries are a very common part of cycling. Right from the stage when a person starts learning to whatever stage they decide to stop at, injuries are a part and parcel of it.

There are, however, some tips that can help you avoid or reduce the incidence of injuries and their impact. These are gaining importance, as there are more people getting into the sport. Follow these and have a happy time cycling away!

  1. Choose the right bike for your height and frame. Do not use cycles which are too small or too big for you.
  2. Always use a helmet of the approved standards and use the helmet lock. It does not prevent scratches and skin tears, but definitely helps protect your head.
  3. Common notion is that traffic rules don’t apply to cyclists. We all can remember how a cyclist gets off the bike at the signal and pushes the bike to cross over. This is wrong and the traffic rules apply as much to the cyclists as to the other motorists.
  4. Using hand signals to indicate stopping, turning or changing lanes is also a practice that cyclists must follow.
  5. When riding on the roads, keep safe distance from other vehicles. If there is a cycling lane, stick to it.
  6. Though cycling with music in your ears is very appealing, try not to do that, especially if you are on the road where you might not be able to hear honking from other vehicles.
  7. If you are cycling in a group, make sure you cycle one behind the other, not as a group.
  8. Do not try bike stunts like speeding, wheeling, etc., on roads which have regular traffic. Choose off-peak hours and quieter areas for these stunts.
  9. If you are crossing a pedestrian lane, get off the bike and cross it carefully.
  10. Try not to use the edge of the road from where it is easy to fall off. Riding on the road helps others to notice you, so ride accordingly.
  11. If you are riding at night, make sure you are wearing bright clothing; there are fluorescent colored bibs with reflectors available. The bike should also have reflectors, so others can see you and the bike.
  12. For regular practice, try staying in residential areas, compared to roads which have other vehicles.
  13. Ensure the bike is always maintained in a good condition with brakes and gears working properly. Get your bike serviced regularly, so it is well oiled and checked for proper functioning. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

 

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Am a 30 years old mother of 2 kids, one of 5 years & the other 3 years old. My kids often complaint me that their Legs are paining specifically in the night time even if they are involved in their regular activities and not some other heavy activities. Why does this happen specifically in the Night Time? What could be the Reasons behind this & is it a matter of worry? Please help me out of this. Thinking you.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Am a 30 years old mother of 2 kids, one of 5 years & the other 3 years old. My kids often complaint me that their Leg...
Dear Lynbrate user This is called Growing Pains and is very common in children .when we are busy we hardly notice our own mild headaches similarly children feel it when they are relaxed and that is time at night You can either press their legs or if more give paracetamol
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2 months baby ki growth mimum kitni honi chahiye 3 sonography krwai h 10 din k gep h sb m sem growth aa rhi h kya gais ki problems ki wajah se sonography m dikkat aati h kya pls rply.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
2 months baby ki growth mimum kitni honi chahiye 3 sonography krwai h 10 din k gep h sb m sem growth aa rhi h kya gai...
Now when you're eight weeks pregnant, your baby is called an embryo. He will have grown to 2.5cm in length and will have distinct, slightly webbed fingers. His veins are clearly visible. The placenta is already nourishing your baby through the umbilical cord. If it is not growing properly, please let me know... Take care :)
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Is it safe to take juice of pomegranate and beetroot during first trimester. If it is safe, how much it should be taken.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is it safe to take juice of pomegranate and beetroot during first trimester. If it is safe, how much it should be taken.
A serving of pomegranate juice contains 26.1 micrograms of vitamin K, a considerable portion of the 90 micrograms of this vitamin you need each day when you are pregnant. The vitamin K in your diet promotes normal blood clotting and bone strength, both in you and your fetus, so it is critical to take in adequate amounts. Drinking pomegranate juice can help you do that, particularly if you consume it in a meal rich in vitamin K-rich foods, such as parsley. Beetroot or Chukundar I contains a nutritious pigment known as the betacyanin , which detoxifies the liver and the blood. Beetroot thus helps in removing the toxins from the body, which means the fatty acids will not get the chance to get deposited in the body. A healthy liver means the proper functioning of the digestive system, and also a fit and fine body during pregnancy. A large number of women tend to put on weight during pregnancy, so consuming a beetroot will suppress this tendency to a certain extent. Iron is highly essential for every woman at any point in time. But during pregnancy, it is even more essential. Beetroot helps enhance the hemoglobin content of the blood. Thus, a pregnant woman is advised to consume beetroot juice for increasing the iron content of the body. Drinking beetroot juice during pregnancy keeps a woman from developing anemia. Beetroot also contains vitamin C. This vitamin helps the body absorb the iron present in the beetroot. If an expecting mother consumes this juice throughout her pregnancy, then she can surely give birth to a healthy and strong baby.
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Pregnant? Diet Regimen You Must Follow!

Phd - Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Pregnant? Diet Regimen You Must Follow!

It is important to have a healthy diet and proper nutrition for women while pregnant in order to keep themselves and their unborn baby healthy. Prenatal nutrition focuses upon the nutrition of the mother before and during pregnancy. It affects the birth weight and development of the infants. The foods that pregnant women need during their pregnancy for themselves and their child’s health are as follows

  1. They should have oranges and its juice as much as possible. It is rich in Vitamin C and folic acid. It also contains potassium which lowers one’s blood pressure, which might be one of the key concerns during pregnancy. Foods containing folic acid should be taken right before conception and in the early weeks of pregnancy to avoid the birth defects of the baby in its brain and spinal cord. Other sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables, beans, peanuts, asparagus, peas and other enriched grain products.
  2. Having yogurt helps pregnant women. It contains protein and more calcium than milk. It also serves to reduce the risk of having yeast infections.
  3. Broccoli is also a good source of calcium (for healthy bone) and is rich in vitamin C, foliate and Vitamin B6.
  4. Beans and lentils are rich in iron (for healthy blood) and proteins are highly needed for the health of both the pregnant woman and her off-spring.
  5. Figs, whether fresh or dried up, contains more fiber than other vegetables along with plenty of potassium, calcium and iron.
  6. A healthy diet plan for a pregnant for the well-being of both herself and her unborn baby per day is as follows-
    • 6 to 11 servings of grains.
    • 3 to 5 servings of diet rich in vegetables.
    • 2 to 4 servings of diet with fruits.
    • 4 to 6 servings of diet containing milk.
    • 3 to 4 servings of meat and foods containing proteins.
    • 6 to 8 glasses of water, fruit juice and milk.
    • Limiting the consumption of fatty foods and sweets. 

      If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Still I did not have sex with my wife, we got married before four years, but my wife got last periods by feb25 and by 15 th day from periods, we did not have sex but we foreplayed and entered my sperm on the vaginal opening, and now she is pregnant, we conformed with doctor, and whether there is any problem in birthing or any other problem.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
There will not be problem in birthing because you did not had sex with her till now. You should start having it now. During childbirth, hormonal changes increases the elasticity of the vagina which helps in the natural birth.
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Ima suffering from irregular periods took cycloreg tablets but not came till now.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Ima suffering from irregular periods took cycloreg tablets but not came till now.
take Hertone syrup 5ml thrice daily for 30 days.have food in time.consult after taking medicine thanks
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My wife's period date was 29 Jan. 2015. But its 16-17 days gone but she is still not get ovulation. On 13 I did pregnancy test by Prega News. But result was negative. It happen first time after our marriage (which was on 28/04/2015) What should I do?

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
My wife's period date was 29 Jan. 2015. But its 16-17 days gone but she is still not get ovulation. On 13 I did pregn...
If pregnancy test is negative then chance of pregnancy is remote. You can wait for periods, otherwise to detect the cause she needs to do some blood tests and ultrasound of pelvis. After which she may need medicines if any report is abnormal.
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WHY EDUCATION ABOUT SEX AND SEXUALITY SHOULD START FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
There has been an increasing conflict among various sections of the society regarding sex education to children. Even after prolonged discussions by academicians, sociologist, psychologists, politicians, law makers and people from various other walks of life, it seems that no conclusion has been arrived at. This has been happening in spite of the fact that, every day more and more cases of pedophilic aggression and rapes are being reported from all quarters, which still accepted as the tip of the iceberg by everyone. This does not include consensual sex with preadolescent and early adolescent children who involve in the act just for the thrill and pleasure without understanding the long term effects.

Most of the people who are against sex education in school seem to view sex and sexually as something associated with physical and functional aspects of sexual relationships. There are also others who feel that providing knowledge about sex may provide a gateway for experimenting sexual life at a young age. I don’t deny this risk factor. But these people can also never deny that without such informations such exploration and experimentation are still happening among adolescents.

What everyone should understand is sex and sexuality are not just related to physical and functional aspects of sexual life. There is emotional, interpersonal, relationship, social, moral and personality factors such as decision making, self confidence and self esteem associated with it. Any systematic sexual education should comprehensively cover all these factors in a progressive model at different grades. The sadness is that our normal academic system has failed to address all these psychological factors which are essential for a wholistic development of a child.

For ages together we have tried to maintain the secrecy of sexual life from not just from children, but also from adolescents who physically mature. Even the informations shared are partial and shrouded with secrecy. Just like any partial information motivating us to know more, this approach has only lead to increasing the interest in children to know more about sex. Leave out the films that brand themselves as “adults only” even though there is very limited restrictions on young children watching such films, even the ones which are branded as “for all” or family movie also have a lot of content which shows physical contact among opposite genders as pleasurable and exciting.

Children also witness such intimate contact in real life, in various social environments and sometimes even among their parents. children also come across a lot of sexuality associated terms which are explicit such as “fuck” in emotionally charged conversations, or words and terms with veiled informations, in lighter ones, for which the reactions from the listener is so different and explicit, that any child can smell that there is some shady information in it. These stimuli without appropriate systematic scientific knowledge can only evoke interest to know more and experiment at the first available opportunity.

With more and more children getting access to internet and have started using social networking rampantly, sex and sexuality are no more a holy secret to be preserved. Now children as young as 6yrs are browsing internet for information to get additional informations related to academic activities. Even without any intentional search or interest, they can very easily stray in to any of the website which provide obscene stories, pictures or prone video clips. Use of simple words like “hot” “position” in search engines, can give a lot of leads into such websites. These sites only provide information of the erotic pleasure associated with sexual life.

Since sexual interest are instinctual, it is quiet natural that the children who have once strayed into such websites are motivated to go again and search for such websites. With the parents finding very little time to monitor the activities of the child, provide adequate care, love, affection and emotional support, provide appropriate knowledge and clarifications, whenever the child has some doubts and apprehensions about what they have come across, the vulnerability of the children to become victims of cyber bullying and sexual assault increases in leaps and bounds. All a person with intentions of abusing a child has to do, is act affectionately to the child and the child easily falls into the trap.

With the majority of society focusing of increasing their standards of living by increasing their materialistic possessions and physical / environmental comforts, stress levels have increased and moral values and value for relationships have come down drastically. This has also lead to the increase in pervasive cognitions among adults making children more vulnerable to harassment.

Every data related to sex and sexuality is hidden from children or used with some other sublime representation, due to the fear that the parents or teachers may be put in a delicate situation if any questions are asked about it. Few also fear the embarrassment they may encounter if any such questions are asked by the child in a social situation. Other fears that this can create interest in sexual activities in the child. While all other body parts are taught by their names both in schools and by the parents the genitals name are not addressed as “vagina” or “penis” the real name. These parts are left out without names in the books and addressed with casual verbatim as “si si” or “su su”. This approach of the adults is the first seed for creating a belief in the mind of the child that anything related to genitals is supposed to be kept as a secret and should not be discussed openly. It is this thought that prevents the child from communicating any issues or happenings related to their genitals including sexual abuse.

Open communication about the genitals just like any other parts of the body can make the child free enough to communicate any happenings associated with it to their parents. A child should feel comfortable to say that somebody touched my vagina or penis just like he or she can say that somebody has touched my nose. Just like we teach the child how to take care of their teeth by brushing twice regularly, the child can also be taught how to maintain their genital hygienically, keeping it covered and not allowing anybody else to touch them and also immediately report any such incidents whether it’s done with consent or not, to parents or teachers. If such openness is created sexual abuse can been identified at a very early stage and preventive measures can be taken.

With the Freudian “id” the animal pleasure seeking behavior increasing in individuals, the society is becoming a dangerous place to live in, more so for the children. The demand of the current situation is to equip children adequate knowledge, skills, confidence and feeling that there are parents and teachers who they can freely approach for support when they encounter any crisis. Preventing sexual abuse has a important role to play in safe guarding the physical and psychological health and sex education from a very early stage has a very important role in ensuring this

Ma'am hmne pichle month sex kiya tha but sex bhi pura nhi kiya tha sirf andr dala bs tha and ab unke proiod nhi aye h to me kya kru btaye.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
You can wait for 10 days after her due date of periods and go for urine pregnancy test on first morning sample of urine, if periods don't come even after 10 days.
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I have a problem that when I talk with my fiance when ever it may be and also when I see any move, when a kiss or any sex related seen come and also if some one tells me that he likes me then from that time whenever I talk with him even he is my friend, there is white discharge from my vagina. So I face a lots of problems in my day today life. So please help me what should I do to overcome it. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I have a problem that when I talk with my fiance when ever it may be and also when I see any move, when a kiss or any...
Hello, You are experiencing excessive physiological vaginal discharge. White discharge if has itching as well then its a possible candida infection which can be treated with antifungals, else physiological discharge can be managed with vaginal washes like XTONE twice a day which maintains the pH of the vagina and prevents any infection.
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I have serious allergy problem near vaginal area mostly after period or razor apply hair growth on vagina. Den skin on that area looks like burn n black.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Please specify whether it is pigmentation, itching, dark spot, raised, inflamed, redness, or skin shedding or you have noticed recently the dark skin? one of the most common causes of pigmentation or dark patches on the skin around the buttocks and inner thighs is chafing. The constant friction of the skin can cause the skin to darken. People who are overweight, especially around the thighs and buttocks, often face this problem. Sudden weight gain can also lead to stretch marks that occur due to a breakdown of the skin layers. Stretch marks can lead to purplish discoloration in certain areas of the skin. Another possible cause of dark patches may be intake of birth control pills. Skin pigmentation is a common side effect of these pills. Dark areas may sometimes develop due to a skin condition known as acanthosis nigricans. Here pigmented areas occur especially in the skin folds. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may also be prone to developing pigmented patches on the body. To prevent further pigmentation, wear loose clothes that do not irritate the skin. You may also apply talcum powder on the affected skin after a shower to prevent chafing. Keep your skin healthy by regulating your diet. Avoid consuming lots of oily foods and incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drinking a sufficient quantity of water is also a good way to flush out toxins and keep the skin hydrated and healthy. Just apply lemon drops mixed with olive oil with a cotton swab on the marks. Apply the above mixture on the dark area around the vagina too. Leave it for 2-5 hours and wash off with running water and glycerin soap. Apply a homeopathic lotion containing berberis aquifolium and aloe vera extract. Apply on the marks on buttocks and also on and inside the vaginal cavity.
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Sir I am 37 years working lady I have luekeria problem and it gives continuous white discharge all the time what should be done to get rid off this problem.

PhD SEXUAL MEDICINE, DGO, MBBS
Sexologist, Ahmedabad
Hello lybrate-user There are multiple cause of excessive vaginal discharge. It could be just normal or some infection, anaemia, or some medical issue. Advise to consult a Gynecologist.
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Sudden stabbing pain in vagina which I feel like contraction of muscles. It lasts only for few seconds. But feel like I can't move. These days I'm also feeling pain in right abdomen. Generally some times my periods are irregular with a gap of 2 months. Some times they are regular. May I know the reason for such sharp pain in vagina which occurs at least once in a day. I'm 24 and female. Please help me out of this.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello, If you are sexually active, the pain in vagina might be due to severe vaginal infection. Vaginal muscles produce a strong cramp as a reaction to infection. Soak a cotton in warm castor oil and place inside vagina for three days, the pain will be subsided.
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22 Foods Sex Experts Say to Eat

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
22 Foods Sex Experts Say to Eat

1. Black raspberries

To get in the right mindset to get in the right mood before hitting the sheets, Dr. Keesha ewers, founder and chief medical officer of the academy for integrative medicine with a ph. D. In sexology, says to load up on black raspberries" they'll boost your libido and increase sexual stamina" bonus: black raspberries are ranked #1 on our exclusive list of the 15 most antioxidant-packed fruits veggies ranked!

2. Ginseng tea

To make sure your man can keep things going, pour him a cup of ginseng tea earlier in the evening" it contains a compound that increases sexual satisfaction and can help prevent or lessen erectile dysfunction" says Dr. Ewers.

3. Saffron

" a canadian review of 150 international studies found that saffron, the world's most expensive spice, has been shown to enhance sexual performance and satisfaction" says Dr. Jessica o'reilly, astroglide's sex and relationship expert" add some to your rice, couscous, pasta, salad, or chicken tonight"

4. Strawberries

Strawberries have major benefits if you're looking to conceive" they're rich in vitamin c, which raises sperm counts in men" says Dr. Ewers. And they're great for circulation which is important for sexual sensation in both genders" dip your strawberries in dark chocolate and sweeten it with coconut sugar to get the added benefit of methylxanthines, which have been shown to boost libido" suggests Dr. Ewers.

5. Pine nuts

If you want to ensure that things feel good, indulge in pine nuts and other foods rich in l-arginine" it aids in blood flow, helping with vaginal lubrication and sensation. Thus satisfaction" says Dr. Ewers.

6. Chili peppers

Chili peppers are hot in more ways than one and a great way to spice up your sex life, according to sex therapist Dr. Ava cadell of loveology university" they get the face flushing, heart pumping, pores sweating and blood flowing towards the genitals" eating peppers is also one of the 55 best ways to boost your metabolism!

7. Avocados

Avocados are another superfood that can boost sexual experiences for men and women" they are considered a great source of'good fat" says Dr. Ewers" it aids in heart health for men's erectile function and aids in blood flow for women's sexual pleasure"

8. Almonds

" almonds are a great source of zinc to boost men's hormones and libido and selenium which is essential for thyroid health and a libido killer in women if it's hyperfunctioning plus vitamin e which is great for heart health and circulation therefore men's erectile function" says Dr. Ewers

9. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes pack a double whammy of sexual health benefits for men" they're rich in beta-carotene and potassium which can help with men's erectile dysfunction and aid fertility issues" explains Dr. Ewers.

10. Sesame seeds

Sprinkling some sesame seeds are another way to ensure your man is all systems go when you're trying to conceive" sesame seeds have zinc which aids in testosterone and sperm production in men" says Dr. Ewers.

11. Watermelon

" lycopene, citrulline, and beta-carotene are all found in watermelon" says Dr. Ewers" they help relax blood vessels, which is what is needed to full genital sensation"

12. Figs

Dr. O'reilly says that figs have long been associated with boosted fertility. And as an added bonus" they contain magnesium and an amino acid which have been linked to sex hormone production and improved circulation"

13. Oysters

Oysters have long been considered the most common of all the aphrodisiacs. It has zinc, which plays a key role in the creation of hormones and clitoris sensitivity. And Dr. O'reilly says not to discount the sensual manner in which you can consume them with your lover too as a libido booster.

14. Bananas

There are at least 21 amazing things that happen to your body when you eat a bananaand a better sex life is just one of them. Bananas may scream sex just by the sexy way they're shaped but that's not the only way they can evoke sexual desire" they contains bufotenine, a chemical that acts on the brain to increase happiness, self-confidence, and sex drive" says Dr. Cadell.

15. Carrots

Another food that has a sensuous shape and also are a worthy snack before you hit the sheets" they have strong fibrous ingredients that supercharge the body and lead to a feeling of strong sexual desire, says Dr. Cadell.

16. Olives

Dirty martinis anyone? how about a nice greek salad? getting your fix of olives can aid sexual prowess in men and women" green ones make men more virile" says Dr. Cadell" while black ones are believed to increase sex drive for women"

17. Apples

Apples have been associated with forbidden desire from adam and eve to snow white. Known as the fruit of temptation, they also are major libido boosters" they're filled with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that stimulate sexual desire" says Dr. Cadell.

18. Artichokes

If you're looking for a food to share with your lover, Dr. Cadell suggests artichokes because" this sex vitamin is high in vitamin c, folic acid, magnesium, and phosphorus and they're fun to eat together"

19. Celery

According to Dr. Cadell, men shouldn't hesitate to crunch on some celery when they're single and ready to mingle" it contains androsterone, a powerful male hormone released through sweat glands to attract women"

20. Cinnamon

Sprinkling this sweet and spicy flavor on your oatmeal or your espresso is a great way for a guy to, er, perk up" cinnamon has been used to aid in the treatment of impotence and proven to be sexually stimulating for men" explains Dr. Cadell. The pumpkin pie overnight oats from our list of 50 overnight oats recipes has a good dose of cinnamon, too!

21. Asparagus

This veggie has all the components of a healthy snack and libido booster" it's rich with potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and vitamin e" says Dr. Cadell" all vital for increased hormone production"

22. Shrimp

The best way to keep your sex drive going is with energy. So, how do you get it enough to keep the stamina going through a romp in the sheets? Dr. Cadell says to eat shrimp" they're high in iodine, which is needed by the thyroid gland that regulates energy including sexual energy" and for more ways to stay energized

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