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Top Ten Foods that Increase Sex Drive

Updated on October 3, 2014

Boosting your sex drive with food is very easy and affordable. Other methods of boosting ones sex drive such as using prescription drugs could prove to be dangerous and expensive. If we maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly our sex life would be in good shape. This list I have researched is for those who want to have sex on a regular basis. It will also help those who have problems rising to the occasion. The top ten foods that boosts sex drive will help both sexes.

1. Pumpkin Seeds: The seeds of this fruit of the vine have high levels of zinc. This mineral is very important in the production of testosterone in men. It also helps with female hormones that increase sex drive. A deficiency in zinc will cause a decrease in male and female sex drive.

2. Bananas: This fruit contains an important enzyme called bromelain which plays a very important role in sexual hormone production. Bananas also have a high level of potassium, which facilitates communications between nerves and helps with being easily aroused. It also contains vitamin B-6 which is important for overall sex health.

3. Garlic: This herb thins the blood and improves circulation. Therefore, the blood is no longer thick and slow. Hence, blood flow is increased towards the genital which may lead to incresed arousal. This is all made possible by a chemical called allicin.

4. Dark Chocolate: The active ingredient in dark chocolate that promotes libido is phenylethylamine. This ingredient releases endorphin in the brain. This in turn boosts the sex drive. Chocolate is always able to put people in a good mood.

5. Oyster: This seafood is very high in zinc and all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to increase sex drive. Oyster’s also increases thyroid secretion which in turn speeds up your body’s metabolism. This causes more blood to flow to the sex organs and boosts the mood for sex.

6. Watermelon: This fruit of the vine is an energy food. Watermelon provides the added energy needed for sex. The amino acid, citrulline found in watermelon also increases blood flow to the sex organs.

7. Ginger: The ginger root tubule contains gingerol, zingerone and shogoals. These chemicals combine to boost blood flow throughout the body, especially to the sex organs. Ginger also helps by reducing anxiety and stress. It has a very soothing effect that helps to put you in the mood.

8. Honey: For long sexual duration and added energy, Honey is your best bet. It also increases sexual desire. It also contains minerals and vitamins that boost sex hormones in both males and females.

9. Maca: This plant is known for increasing fertility and sex drive. The maca root has been proven to boost sperm count. It also boosts the sex drive in both males and females. It is mostly used in the Caribbean and South American regions as an effective aphrodisiac.

10. Avocado: Helps to increase the body’s metabolic rate and the overall sex drive. It contains a high level of folic acid. This vitamin is used to metabolize proteins, which provides more energy for sexual endeavors.


Having sex regularly is great for your overall health and is a great indication of optimum health. Sexual health is comprised of spiritual, physical and mental components. Food does help especially for sexual marathons but it is not the only component. A positive sexual attitude is also important

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      So glad these foods have other uses (smiling). Seriously, great information. Thanks and voted up!

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect MsDora. It is the same foods that promote cardiovascular health which makes perfect sense.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Smiles--I eat most of these!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I was eating a banana as I read this, not intentionally :) Excellent tips that I'm sure many people will appreciate.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect Audrey. I eat all of these foods listed too. Just because its so necessary.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect Sunshine. I am glad this hub caught you practicing a healthy diet. Thanks again.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      very good article.. love the last photo lol

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and well-informed on such foods.

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi Rasta great information thanks for sharing.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect Frank. Thanks for passing through. I try to make the photos interesting.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect DDE. I did do a little research mixed with my own experience.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect mdscoggins, Thanks for the energy.

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      Ruth R. Martin 2 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      We've been eating a lot of bananas lately.... hmmm... it all makes sense now! JK, great list and info! Lol... that last pic makes me think of the little poem, Jack Sprat could eat no fat, and his wife could eat no lean ..... so betwixt them both you see, they licked the platter clean :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very good advice Rasta, thanks.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect healthwealthmusic. That poem shared is pretty clever, thanks for sharing it.

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Respect Jodah. Thanks for stopping by

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