Whether it is the stress of the day, being awake too long or just not being in the mood, your man’s lack of a sex drive can create tension in even the strongest relationship. If the lack of sex drive happens to fall on an anniversary or birthday, it can be particularly devastating. Several ordinary foods may help enhance his desire.
Erections are driven by blood flow, so it makes sense that if he eats foods that target overall blood flow, his body will have a more positive reaction in the bedroom. One food that can help increase his overall blood flow is salmon, according to the LIVESTRONG website. The omega-3 acids contained in salmon strengthen circulation, which in turn will help him maintain his erection. The way salmon is prepared does not make a difference in the benefit in the bedroom. Preparing a wonderful dinner of grilled or broiled salmon with a romantic table setting should get his engine running.
The smell and taste of pumpkin has been proven by research to turn guys on, according to the Smell and Taste website. The reported study, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, put subjects through olfactory testing using 40 different food items. The study concluded that 40 percent of the participants became aroused when they were exposed to the aroma of pumpkin. Baking a great pumpkin pie will fill the home with erotic aromas and eating it together can provide the perfect start to a romantic evening.
Foods that contain the amino acid, arginine can enhance blood flow by enlarging the blood vessels, according to LIVESTRONG. Peanuts, as well as walnuts, provide him with arginine that, in turn, can help you drive him wild. LIVESTRONG also reports that the effects of arginine on the body are similar to the effects of taking prescription Viagra. Snacking on peanuts and walnuts throughout the day in question should provide your guy with plenty of staying power.
Oysters have long been touted as one of nature’s best aphrodisiacs, especially when they are consumed raw. They are not only packed with omega-3 acids, but they also have a significant amount of zinc which helps increase sperm count. With the exception of pregnancy or allergies to oysters, raw oysters are safe to consume. According to the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference website, it is important to buy raw oysters from reputable organizations, stores and restaurants. While it is typically safe for men to eat raw oysters, the Mayo Clinic cautions that raw oysters can carry bacteria and the risk to the fetus is not worth eating the oyster. The clinic cautions pregnant women to avoid ingesting them.
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