Libido is something you normally don’t think about until you need it. However, it can become a significant problem when your sex drive isn’t working the way it is supposed to.
Weight, stress, hormones, and overall health can all impact your sex drive. With Valentine’s Day a few days away, now is the time to take steps to increase your libido and make sure it stays in tip-top shape. Follow below as we visit ways to boost your sex drive and improve your overall performance.
Beets are a great source of a natural enzyme called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide naturally increases blood flow by causing blood vessels to expand. Our Bounce Beet also features Cordycep mushroom which is one of the best adaptogens for anyone looking to increase exercise performance stamina.
Dark Chocolate increases serotonin and dopamine levels in our brain, which in return makes us happy and lowering our stress level. The less stressed you are, the more your blood vessels are able to relax, sending blood to the right places at the right time. In order to get the right boost in your drive, it’s wise to go with pure, dark chocolate – choosing to eat a slice of chocolate cake could potentially make you sluggish. Milk or white chocolate, which is mostly dairy could also slow down blood flow. In order to experience the benefits, it’s your best bet to go for the darkest, least-sweetened chocolate possible.
Maca root has been used for centuries as a fertility support and libido booster in Peruvian culture. Some may question what family maca belongs in, fruit or vegetable. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and belongs to the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale family. Maca has the ability to increase strength, stamina, energy, fertility and libido. It is is usually dried and consumed in powder form, but it’s also available for consumption in capsules and liquid extract.
Green tea is particularly high in catechin, a natural antioxidant that causes blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to better blood flow and circulation.
Our sex lives or lack of desire can sometimes reveal where we are in our emotional and general health. Beyond the need for physical touch and intimacy, the mind, body and heart all speak to each other and drive our need for physical safety and emotions.
With more self-care and being more self-aware of our bodies, we can become more sexually open and get the mojo flowing in a way that creates real intimacy and a deep connection.
There is a lot that can be done to help increase your libido and some of them start in the kitchen. Even if you don’t have an issue with your sex drive but want to ramp things up in your sex life, consider the foods mentioned above have long been indicated as libido boosters and supports fertility.