Top 10 Viagra-like Foods

Feb 02, 2010
Can you boost your libido with a diet? Yes, you can, if you include the right food in your meals, specialists say. Find out what are the most popular foods that increase your sex drive and improve your sexual performance in bed.


Men, who want to improve their sexual performance, may need to drink pomegranate juice. According to the study conducted by California scientists, a glass of pomegranate juice works as popular drug Viagra. The juice is high in antioxidants that are known to increase blood flow to the genital area. Drinking a glass of pomegranate juice every day for a month will boost men's sexual power and prevent the risk of developing prostate cancer and heart disease.


Watermelon is a newly found Viagra-like food that is rich in citrulline. Citruline in its turn stimulates the production of arginine, an amino acid that works by relaxing blood vessels, improving blood circulation in the genitals, just like Viagra.


Raisins are known to boost libido and turn you on when needed thanks to its ingredient arginine. Arginine has long been used in treatment of sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction. Besides, raisins are a great source of energy, which contribute to better sex performance. Regular intake of raisins can be recommended for everyone, who wants to cope with low libido.


Spinach can also be dubbed natural remedy for erectile dysfunction. Like most of the green leafy vegetables, spinach contains vitamin E, which stimulates the release of sex hormones. Spinach is a great libido-boosting food for women as it has manganese, which increases female fertility by stimulating the production of estrogen. Spinach also is rich in zinc, which contributes to better sperm quantity and quality.


Adding seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and others to your meal is another way to increase your sex drive. Seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids and zinc, which play an important role in regulating sex hormones levels. Eating just one tablespoon of seeds a day may up your testosterone level for the hottest night.


For better sexual performance, include a variety of fruits in your diet. Fruits, such as strawberries are rich in vitamin C, known to keep your libido at a high level. Eating up to 1,000 mgs of vitamin C-rich fruits will considerably improve sperm count and its quality. Strawberries are often used as natural stimulant for men and women.


Bananas are also added to the list of the most powerful natural Viagra foods due to its energy content. Bananas are high in vitamin B, that keep your energy level high for a long time. This also contributes to the production of testosterone hormone, which increases sex drive.


Energy boosting breakfast that contains cereals such as oats is claimed to be an unmatched libido boosting meal. Oats up energy level and keep testosterone and estrogen at the right levels for a steamy sexual performance. Adding seeds and dried fruits to your porridge will only increase the enhancing effect.


Add some spices in your plate, while cooking for your beloved one. Chilli pepper is known to increase blood flow in your body, increasing your libido. Chilli also stimulate the production of endorphins that make you feel aroused and elated.


Dark chocolate is great sex food that not only heightens your mood and reduces stress, but also improves your sex life. Chocolate is rich in phenethylamine, chemicals that make you feel relaxed and increases sexual pleasure. Serotonin in chocolate also contributes to better bonding with your beloved one and boost your libido.