According to Nutrition-Guru, Dr Gillian McKeith, you are what you eat. Many researchers have also proved that natural food is the best medicine and anti-aging agent of your body. Food can also stimulate sexual desire.
Maintaining a firm erection and how long a man can last before ejaculation (is lasting 3 minutes good enough for you?) is often seen by men or even women as a measurement to man’s stamina and pleasure of love-making. About 30% of our male population is suffering from erectile dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction can be aggravated by regular intake of processed or refined-food and food contaminated by pesticides or heavy-mercury.
There are many foods that can help improve sexual desire and stamina. Below are 6 Super Sexual-Foods that are natural and cheap where you can easily include into your daily diet:
Berries, particularly Goji, Blue and Achai berries
Goji or Wolfberries are commonly used by Chinese to promote total body vitality and improve eye-sight. Some call it “Happy Berry”. This tiny berry can be added into soup, medicine and any beverages. Goji contains high level of Beta-Sitosterol hence it is used by Chinese, Indian and Tibetian Herbalists to treat sexual impotence and increase performance in bed. Studies indicated that Goji berries has 10 times more antioxidant power than blue berries. Having said that, Blueberries, Achai berries, Strawberries and other wild berries are still important source of rich Vitamin C and antioxidant. Compounds in berries help energize the body for love-making and increase blood flow to penis to cause longer and firmer erection.
Seeds, particularly from Chia, Pumpkin, Flax or Sunflower
These “sexual” seeds are rich in zinc which promote libido, intensify sexual desire and maintain healthy sperm. Male with erectile difficulties normally has low amount of zinc in his prostate. Chia seeds have 3 times more iron than spinach, 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries,and the 15 times more magnesium than broccoli! These seeds are considered a better option than raw oyster if you worry about heavy-metal pollutant. You can add 1 or more type of such seeds into your jam-spread, beverage, salad, breads or any of your favorite dishes.
Egg, choose Selenium-enriched type
Besides Vitamin C, Selenium is important to battle low sperm motility and mobility. Fertility specialist would usually prescribe Selenium supplement together with other fertility medication. The easiest and probably the cheapest source could be selenium-enriched egg. Price for Selenium-enriched egg is normally just a few cents more than free-range eggs. Though Selenium is an important trace mineral to improve sexual performance, but beware not to over-consume Selenium (or food high with Selenium, such as Brazil Nut) as it could cause acute selenium toxicity and in rare case causes death.
Broccoli and Cauliflower
Broccoli and cauliflower from the cabbage family boost testosterone level by reducing the level of estrogen in our body. Opt for organic if you are concerned about pesticide contamination. 100g of broccoli contains 21mg of magnesium and 0.7mg of Zinc. Whole veggies are better than blended one. Invest in a good food-processor to protect the nutrient in the veggies if you prefer juice. Process of blending or juicing often destroys beneficial nutrients in natural food.
Tongkat Ali, Eurycoma longifolia
Tongkat Ali root is a popular local “Ginseng” in Malaysia and Indonesia used for libido enhancement, increase testosterone, promote quality of semen and reduce fatigue. Tongkat Ali can be found in variety of products, particularly 3-in-1 coffee, tea and sport drinks, to enhance energy and sport performance, restore hormone balance and aid male’s performance in bed. Female also uses this to treat legathy. Beta-carboline alkaloids and quassinoid-type glycosides found in the root are possible contributors to Tongkat Ali’s sexual enhancement properties.
Cocoa and Dark Chocolate
Stress is one of the biggest enemies of good sex. Cocoa possess “romance-stimulating molecule” – phenylethylamine which elevate good mood and allow one to enjoy the pleasure of sex better. More importantly, cocoa and its by-product contain L-arginine (which is also present in Wolfberries). L-arginine support blood flow to penis and help increase the size, hardness hence pleasure. According to Women’s Health, chocolate has 9 important health benefits. So, grab a bar of chocolate or a cup of hot cocoa before you jump straight into bed with your partner!