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MORE foods to improve your sex life!

Last updated on: March 19, 2012 19:03 IST

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Here's what you should be eating if you're looking for more fulfilling intimate experiences with your partner!

We've brought you a list of foods to improve your action in the bedroom before. Now here are some more that serve to boost your sex drive!

Watermelon

Watermelon is rich with citrulline, an amino acid that helps improve blood flow to the heart and genitalia and actually produces an effect similar to drugs like Viagra.


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Cheese

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Cheese is a good source of the mineral zinc, which is essential for testosterone production. Testosterone levels control both male and female libido and sex drive.


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Nutmeg

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Nutmeg has been used since ancient times in Indian medicine to boost libido and is known to have the same effect as Viagra. Nutmeg helps the brain relax and helps males respond better to sexual stimuli.


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Steak

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A steak is packed with protein, iron, magnesium, and zinc -- nutrients that boost testosterone levels. Protein foods are a good source of dopamine and norepinephrine, which help heighten sensitivity during sex.


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Asparagus

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Asparagus drizzled with red chilly pepper boosts your alertness and metabolic rate. Asparagus is rich in Vitamin E, which stimulates the production of testosterone and is important for a healthy sex life.


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Seafood

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Seafood (particularly shrimp) is rich in zinc, which increases fertility and makes pleasure points more responsive. Seafood also contains stress-reducing amino acids that release the feel-good neuro-transmitter serotonin.


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Chillies

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Chillies contain capsaicin, a natural substance that releases endorphins and other feel-good hormones necessary for a spicy sex life.


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Beans

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Beans boost testosterone production. Moreover, red beans, lima beans, kidney beans, navy beans -- all are rich in zinc and protein. Zinc also helps boost the male libido by reducing the production of a hormone called prolactin, which may interfere with arousal.


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Dark chocolate

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Dark chocolate helps improve the sex drive as it contains serotonin, which helps boost your mood. Also, phenylethylamine in dark chocolate stimulates the release of dopamine into the pleasure centres linked to an orgasm.


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Pumpkin seeds

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Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which is vital for testosterone production in men. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which act as a precursor to prostaglandins that play a key role in sexual health.


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Raw oysters

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Again, oysters are rich in zinc and increase the testosterone and sperm production in men. Oysters also boost dopamine production, resulting in an increased libido in both men and women.


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Vanilla ice-cream

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Vanilla ice-cream is a formidable aphrodesiac. Studies state that the smell of vanilla relaxes men and ice-cream is rich in calcium, which helps make orgasms more powerful (the muscles that control ejaculation need calcium to contract properly).


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Brown rice

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Brown rice is a good source of zinc, which is essential to testosterone. Testosterone levels control both the male and female libido and sex drive.


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Pine nuts

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Pine nuts are rich in zinc. Also, most nuts are rich in L-Arginine, an amino acid that improves blood circulation and enhances erectile response.


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Salmon

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We've already mentioned seafood, but salmon deserves a special mention -- it is packed with omega 3, which increases blood flow around the body and to the genitals. Salmon also contains essential B vitamins B5, B6, B12, all of which are important in keeping good reproductive health.


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Celery

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Celery helps in sexual stimulation because it contains androsterone, an odourless hormone released through male perspiration that can turn women on. Note: the pheromones take effect immediately.


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Bananas

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Bananas contain the enzyme bromelain, which helps improve the male libido. Bananas are also rich in potassium and B vitamins like riboflavin, which are necessary for the production of the sex hormone testosterone.


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Avocado

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Avocado is rich in Vitamin B6, which increases male hormone production. It is also rich in potassium, which helps in regulating the female thyroid gland and helps enhance female libido levels.


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Turkey

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Turkey can keep your sex life sizzling -- it is another good source of zinc, which is essential for testosterone production (zinc is also found in wholewheat bread and leafy greens).


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