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Increase female sex drive: Foods that can help

Increase female sex drive: Foods that can help

If you are not feeling sexy lately, your diet could be to blame. Here are some foods you should consider adding to your grocery list if you want to boost your libido and rev up your sex life.

Female Libido

Feeling too tired to have sex or just not willing to hit the bed with your partner? You don’t have to worry if this feeling is occasional; but if you find that you are not in mood for sex frequently then there is an immediate need to put the sizzle back into your sex life. Sometimes you need more than a good, relaxing massage or candles to get back in the mood. This is where aphrodisiacs can help.

For those who are not aware, aphrodisiacs are foods, drinks or herbs that when consumed, increase sexual desire. Aphrodisiacs reduce tension, increase blood flow and enhance sensation to the delicate areas, thereby improving sex drive. Here are some aphrodisiacs that you can consider taking:


Ok, you probably knew this already. But you might not know why strawberries are sexy. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which are believed to benefit blood circulation. The high content of zinc in strawberry makes it a wonder fruit for both men and women. It has been found that a woman's body prepares itself for sex more quickly if zinc levels are high. For men zinc is essential for sperm production. So, don’t shy away from putting a lot of strawberries in your drink tonight. Worried about calories? Don’t, as strawberrys have lowest glycaemic load means they provide sustained energy levels at only a few calories.

Rose Hip

Rose Hip is the extract of a rose plant fruit commonly known as the dog rose. Rich in Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamins E and K, Polyphenols, Bioflavonoids, Tannin, Pectin, and Vanillin, this extract is a popular anti-inflammatory. Recently it has been found to improve sexual function of otherwise healthy women. To take rose hip you can simply ground up the fruit into a powder or make it into tea. You can also consider taking it as a dietary supplement. Lady Prelox sex drive enhancer contains rose hip confounded with L-citrulline and Pycnogenol.


Loaded with nutrients including Vitamin B6, essential fatty acids and potassium and antioxidants, avocado is an extremely yummy libido enhancer. Avocado is rich in folic acid – nutrient known to provide energy and stamina – both of which are imperative for restoring your libido. Research has found that avocado releases vitamin E, which boosts the production of reproductive hormones while arousing your sexual response. Add avocados to salads, smoothie or eat it raw for a healthy sex life.


A symbol of fertility and rebirth, eggs are popular aphrodisiacs. Vitamin B5 and B6 in eggs help fight stress and balance hormone levels – both of which are key to increasing libido. You can eat egg in any form – boiled, cooked or raw, to get its benefits; although eating raw egg before sex is believed to increase energy and enhance sex drive.


Did you know ancient Egyptians used lettuce as an aphrodisiac? Yes, this salad staple can help boost your sex drive. Lettuce is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex and folic acid. All these nutrients enhance sex hormone production and reproductive function in both men and women. So, put some extra lettuce in your salad tonight and see the results for yourself. You can also use lettuce in sandwiches and burgers.


If you like hot, spicy food, then you are going to love this one. Red hot chilies have long been associated with a spicy sex life. The reason is capsaicin, a chemical which releases mood-enhancing endorphins and increases blood flow. It also stimulates nerve endings, which helps enhancing sex drive in women. Make hot curries for dinner and you are all set for a sizzling night.