9 Foods to Improve Your Sexual Health

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Knowing which foods increase your libido can improve your sexual health and enhance your sex life

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Your sexual health starts with the foods you put in your body.

You may plan to start your intimate evening with a three course decadent meal, or by sharing a five-layer dessert in order to woo your partner with decadence, but in truth you may be putting a damper on the evening. Both of those menu options may make you feel weighed down and tired. It takes a lot of energy for your body to digest food and your stomach is only the size of your fist, so eating more than you really need will only make you feel overly full and bloated, and definitely not very sexy. Before your romantic night begins, think about which foods offer the most health benefits and in turn, you will feel your best.

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Laura Berman, sex and relationship educator and therapist, told Everyday Health, “Fueling your body with healthy, nutritious foods will place you on the path to great sex. Likewise, regularly indulging in unhealthy foods can impact your sex life in a negative way. Poor eating habits and unwanted weight gain can affect self-image and confidence, and excess body fat also interrupts healthy blood flow, which plays a prominent role in the body’s ability to become sexually aroused.”

Eating healthy, balanced meals filled with fruits and vegetables, will make you feel confident, energized, and change your sex life for the better. We compiled a list of foods that improve your sexual health and enhance your sex life.

Almonds

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Eating raw, unsalted almonds can improve your sexual health.

You know that almonds are full of healthy fats, such as omega-3s, which increase blood flow to all of the organs of the body, including sexual organs. Almonds contain nutrients such as zinc, selenium, and vitamin E, which are necessary for sexual health and reproduction.

Arugula

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Fresh arugula protects your body from chemicals in the environment.

Eating your dark, leafy greens is also associated with improving your sexual health. Arugula helps block the absorption of harmful environmental contaminants that could decrease your libido.

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