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Last Updated: May 09, 2023

The Better Sex Diet: Eat These Foods To Perform Better In Bed

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Dr. Shyam MithiyaSexologist • 17 Years Exp.Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
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You may be a Greek god in bed but there is always a scope for improvement. Food is known to play a major role in your sex life; think of aphrodisiac foods such as banana and dark chocolate. These foods raise your libido levels which make you a better performer in bed.

Here is a list of foods which help you perform better in bed:

  1. Oysters: Oysters are a type of food that is high in zinc, which is known for its libido enhancing abilities. They also contain important amino acids which boost production of sex hormones in the body.

  2. Avocados: Avocados contain Vitamin E in good amounts which keep your sex spark ignited. They are not only good for your libido but also beneficial for your skin. Vitamin E is known to keep your skin healthy and free from different skin disorders such as acne.

  3. Chilies: A staple ingredient in most Indian kitchens, the humble chili is a well-known aphrodisiac. It contains compounds which influence a better secretion of ‘endorphins’ by the brain. Endorphins are called the ‘happy hormones’ which help boost heart rate, thus contributing to improved blood circulation. An enhanced blood circulation to the sexual organs certainly keeps them in better health.

  4. Chocolate: Chocolate, especially its darker cousin, has compounds which increase ‘dopamine’ levels in the body, the hormone which is known to increase pleasure during sex.

  5. Banana: Bananas are rich in potassium and Vitamin B which increase energy levels in the body. ‘Bromelain’ is another compound in banana which improves testosterone levels in the body.

  6. Honey: Wondering where the term “honeymoon” came from? Well, it comes from a drink called ‘mead’ which is made from honey. Honey is rich in Boron which boosts energy levels and also helps regulate hormone levels in the body.

  7. Coffee: Caffeine is a strong stimulant of blood flow in the body. It ups energy level and elevates heart rate, thus giving you the required impetus to last that bit longer.

  8. Pine nuts: Being rich in zinc, this food packs quite a punch below the belt. You can also use them as your evening snack to get rid of food cravings. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist and ask a free question.


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