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14 foods that BOOST your sex drive

Last updated on: April 18, 2011 17:53 IST

14 foods that BOOST your sex drive

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Forget Viagra! Check out these simple foods that will make you 'perform' better.

It's no secret, every man wants to increase his sex drive and some of us will do anything, buy anything for it.

Little do we know that the secret to great sex is in our kitchen.

Erm... not the kitchen floor...

Find out why these 14 foods are great aphrodisiacs!

1. Sweet basil

Sweet basil stimulates the sex drive. It especially boosts female fertility.

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2. Eggs

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Why are eggs considered as an aphrodisiac?

Eggs are a good source of Vitamin B5 and B6 that help fight stress, balance hormone levels and are critical to a healthy libido. High levels of stress are a well known cause of low sex drive.


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3. Almonds

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Almonds enhance erectile response.

Almonds are a good source of essential fatty acids which provide the raw material for sex hormones. Most nuts are rich in L-Arginine, an amino acid that improves blood circulation and enhances erectile response.


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4. Figs

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Figs increase sexual stamina.

Figs are also rich in amino acids that help increase male libido.


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5. Watermelon

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Fruits like watermelon can increase your sex drive naturally.

Watermelon's flesh and rind contain a chemical called Citruline that not only helps your sex drive but also has health benefits for your heart.


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6. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes boost your sex drive. They contain some wonderful health benefits and Lycopene content in tomatoes helps boost your virility.


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7. Pomegranate juice

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Pomegranate is known to contain a myriad of antioxidants, which can help increase blood flow to all parts of the body including the genitals, thereby charging your sex drive.


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8. Saffron

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Saffron, an aphrodisiac, contains Picrocrocin, a chemical that makes the body more sensitive to the touch. This exotic spice is also known to work as an antidepressant and a pain-blocker.


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9. Oranges

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Oranges liven up your sex life.

The antioxidant effects of Vitamin C-rich oranges are ideal for protecting the sex organs. They help keep the organs operating smoothly, enhancing arousal and sensitivity.


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10. Chocolate milkshake

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The cocoa in chocolate contains Methylxanthines that increases your body's sensitivity, ensuring that your skin registers even the slightest touch. Chocolate also contains Phenylethylamine, which gives you a slight natural high.


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11. Cereals

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Cereals help put some snap and crackle in your bedroom antics. Check if the cereal contains Thiamin and Riboflavin, which are vital for better nerve function that results in more stimulation and pleasure during intimacy.


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12. Blueberries

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Blueberries help older men with erectile problems.

Blueberries is rich in soluble fibre, which helps lower cholesterol levels and its phytochemicals help relax your blood vessels, resulting in more blood flow to the penis and stronger erections as you grow older.


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13. Brazil nuts

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Rev up your sex drive with Brazil nuts.

Brazil nuts are rich in Selenium, a mineral that helps keep sperm cells healthy, while also helping them swim faster. Vitamin E in Brazil nuts is an antioxidant and protects sperm cells against free-radical damage.


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14. Peaches

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Peaches helps improve sexual potency.

Oranges and peaches are rich in Vitamin C that is required for increasing your sperm production. Men who don't eat enough Vitamin C produce lower-quality sperm.


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