Are you suffering from a lazy libido? You’re not alone.
Many men and women find themselves in a sex-drive lull, off-and-on throughout their lives.
Stress, the end of a relationship, and low self-esteem are all contributing factors to feeling a little less juicy. But I bet you didn’t know that what you’re eating has the biggest impact of all on those freaky feelings!
Remember this simple fact: you are what you eat, and what’s on the end of your fork, will directly impact how much you… you know. Fork! 😉
If you or your partner (or, let’s be honest, both of you) are chowing down on sugary foods or too many pastas, pizzas, pies, submarine sandwiches or any other quickie carb, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not getting it on as much as you oughta. Dramatically reducing processed carbohydrates from your diet has an incredible impact on your sex drive!
Not all muffins are created equal
Every time you opt for eating an extra-large muffin, another muffin tends to get ignored. That’s because by eating too much sugar, you’re negatively impacting the testosterone and estrogen levels in your body.
Not only is that muffin adding more definition to your muffin-top, but it’s effects are going even deeper than fat level. When we overload on sugar and carbohydrates, we shut off an important gene that helps control our sex hormones.
In men, eating too much sugar will create a resistance to leptin, and ultimately ruin sex drive, due to low testosterone. Imagine a chain reaction from hand to mouth to crotch. The exact same thing goes for women. When you eat crap, you’re going to feel like crap, and crap ain’t sexy.
But what happens when you cut out the crap and replace it with the healthiest, most wholesome, vitamin & mineral-rich foods available?
Utter fucking magic. Pun intended.
Bodies in motion stay in motion, and motion is lotion 😉
Eating a vitamin-rich diet is very important to having a healthy libido, and when you’re eating a raw food diet, it’s really easy to get exactly what you need!
1. Vitamin E for Energy
Vitamin E increases circulation in our bodies. Apart from downright sexual attraction to your partner, circulation is the most important component of sexual function. Studies have shown that infertile men who increase their intake of vitamin E, greatly improve their sperm count and motility.
Getting more vitamin E in your diet has been proven to increase the sex drive in both men and women, as well as treat infertility.
Raw vegan sources of Vitamin E: Nuts and seeds, spinach, kiwi, mango, and tomatoes.
2. Vitamin C for Sexy
Think of vitamin C as the super sexy partner in crime to vitamin E’s libido enhancing crusade! Vitamin E and C work in partnership in the body to boost your libido, with the highest concentration of vitamin C in the body found in the adrenal cortex. The adrenal cortex controls all of the body’s most vital hormones and vitamin C provides a proper synthesis of the reproductive hormones- testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.
Raw vegan sources of Vitamin C: oranges, lemons, strawberries, grapefruit and tahini.
3. B Vitamins to get the bounce back in bedtime
I bet you didn’t know that all those fabulous B vitamins (b1, b2, b3, b5, & b12) help to increase sexual desire? Working in conjunction with vitamins E & C, B vitamins improve your blood circulation and make sure your energy levels are soaring throughout the day! Vitamin B12 in particular is going to keep your mood elevated, directly enhancing your sex life, while keeping you positive, happy, and energetic!
Vitamin B1: nutritional yeast, pine nuts, watermelon, wheat grass, sesame seeds, tahini and asparagus.
Vitamin B2: almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, beet greens, prunes.
Vitamin B3: nutritional yeast, sunflower seeds, broccoli, mushrooms, avocados, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, durian fruit.
Vitamin B5: paprika, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, broccoli, mushrooms, avocados.
Vitamin B12: nutritional yeast or spirulina.
4. Zinc for Tantalizing Testosterone
If you’re not getting enough of the mineral zinc in your diet, your testosterone levels are going to suffer! Zinc is essential for testosterone production, and without it, sexual desire drops off dramatically. Low levels of zinc have been directly linked to erectile dysfunction in men. Even the elderly benefit from an increase of zinc in their diet to get their motors running!
Raw vegan sources of zinc: pumpkin seeds, garlic, watermelon seeds, chickpeas and spinach.
5. ‘Ohhhhh’ for Omega 3
Omega 3‘s are essential to a healthy diet and body! Not only do they fight inflammation, depression, anxiety and contribute to a healthy brain and heart, but they also help boost your sex drive! By improving blood flow, Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in reproductive hormone production!
Raw vegan sources of Omega 3: flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, seaweeds, leafy greens, walnuts, potatoes, broccoli, and chickpeas.
6. Feel the love with L-Arginine
L-Arginine is an essential amino acid that works to increase blood flow to the sexual organs in both men and women. Obviously, this is one ingredient in your sexy sauce recipe you don’t want to miss!
When a man is aroused, L-Arginine allows the penis to enlarge to its full size and hardness. For women, the amino acid works to stimulate clitoral and vaginal tissues, making them more sensitive during sex, and increases her ability to orgasm.
Raw vegan sources of L-Arginine: peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans, garlic, onions.
And there you have it, 6 ways to eat your way to better sex!
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