It’s true when they say, “you are what you eat.” If you have bad diet, filled with nasty fried foods and greasy burgers, your whole body (include your genitals) will not perform at peak levels. If you want to be a better lover, and really rock their world, start in the kitchen.
The right foods can not only turn you into a better lover, but they can also make you last longer in bed. Eating the right kinds of food raises your testosterone, increases blood flow, raises nitric oxide levels and a variety of other bodily reactions that help you perform better.
Read through thoroughly. Some of these are best for men. Some are best for women. And some have benefits for both!
So, get your grocery lists and recipe books handy. You won’t want to forget to add these foods to your meals from now on!
Oysters are one of the greatest natural testosterone boosters in the world. They are full of zinc, which is one of the building blocks of testosterone (It’s also a great supplement for lasting longer) The opposite is true, too. If you eat a lot of soy and burgers, you lower your testosterone, lose circulation, and, for the guys, end up with a limp dick (or worse, premature ejaculation).
Oysters have another awesome side effect besides boosting your testosterone (and thus allowing you to last longer). Because they are so full of zinc, they also increase your sperm volume and give you the ability to shoot sperm. Now, you don’t need to eat buckets or anything – eating just a few of them will suffice.
Oysters are brimming with zinc, a mineral that elevates testosterone while simultaneously boosting growth factor hormone—both of which enhance muscle growth and physical performance (in and out of the bedroom). Research has also shown deficiencies in zinc to be a risk factor for infertility caused by low testosterone levels.
Not only is salmon great for your brain (because of the omega 3 fatty acids), it’s also great for your penis. It contains L-arginine, which is an amino acid that acts like a natural Viagra. Eating salmon is much better than taking the little blue pill just to get an erection.
Cook salmon and pair it with other superfoods. One blogger says he likes to cook the salmon on the grill, then squeeze some lemon on it, and serve it over quinoa. This combination is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and is also, as he says, delicious. He suggests you test this recipe out on your next date night.
Eating any kind of fruit or vegetable is great for you because they unclog your arteries and improve blood flow to your genitals. This, in turn, for men, allows you to last longer in bed and have better, stronger erections. Fruits and vegetables are essential if you want to be healthy enough to last long in bed.
Where the pineapple really shines is the effect it has on your sperm’s taste. In short, it makes it sweet.
It’s not just useful for defending yourself against vampires. (Haha, just kidding.) Garlic contains allicin, which is a compound that increases testosterone and burns fat. In fact, it’s so useful in increasing testosterone that bodybuilders use it to promote muscle growth.
Now, you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to enjoy the benefits of higher testosterone and increased sexual stamina that garlic will bring you. If you don’t want to eat garlic by the clove, you can get garlic extract from a nutrition shop for just a few dollars.
According to historians, ancient Egyptians used garlic to boost their stamina. While they didn’t have modern day science to confirm that it actually worked, they were most certainly onto something. Researchers have confirmed that consuming the plant helps stop the formation of new fatty deposits, called nanoplaques, inside arterial walls. Yes, that includes the arteries leading to your genitals, too.
Keep your heart healthy and your erections strong by adding some of the kitchen staple to your weekly dishes. Bear in mind though, garlic won’t make your breath smell particularly seductive. So, keep it out of your date-night diet or have breath freshening items handy. Or… date someone that loves it as much as you do.
In a recent study, scientists found out that drinking pure pomegranate juice for two weeks increased testosterone levels in male subjects by as high as 24%. So, adding a daily pomegranate to your diet seems like a smart thing to do.
You know what they say: A pomegranate a day keeps premature ejaculation away.
Not to mention that pomegranate juice is delicious. You can even feed your partner seeds by hand to combine feeding and foreplay.
☞ Grass Fed Steaks
Hands down, steak is one of the best foods for increasing testosterone. Think about the last time you saw a man eating steak, did he look more like James Bond or Kevin James? Just thinking about a nice bloody steak makes my testosterone go up.
So why steak, and why grass fed steak?
First of all, steak is high in saturated fats. Why do we want saturated fats, I thought they were gross? Cholesterol. I know that doctors are on the anti-cholesterol wagon right now, but their efforts are completely misdirected.The truth is that unhealthy foods like sugar, fried chicken, and these other foods will hurt your performance more than cholesterol.
One blogger said, “I consulted one of my scientist friends, and he said that cholesterol is actually necessary for the production of testosterone.” So, more steak, more saturated fat, more cholesterol, more testosterone. Winning.
If you want to make sure your steaks are healthy and contain good fats, make sure you eat grass fed steaks. All the bad fats and pollutants from farming are actually from the livestock feed, not the cow itself. You might ask, what do non-grass fed cows eat?
Normal cows eat corn and soy. Both of these are highly estrogen based and contain many pollutants, which are passed onto you. Avoid corn and soy by eating grass fed steaks.
If your crazy-busy schedule is to blame for your lack of libido, you’re not alone. “One of the primary reasons couples stop having sex is because they’re tired, fatigued and stressed. But sometimes, there’s a biological component at play,” says Nelson. One of the causes of fatigue in women is iron deficiency. The condition can sap energy, which may result in a low sex drive, explains Nelson. Bjork concurs, adding, “Iron deficiency is common and can result in feelings of exhaustion, weakness and irritability, which doesn’t make anyone feel like getting intimate.”
Broccoli is special first of all, because it’s high in fiber. Fiber will aid your digestion and make everything run smoothly.
The real reason broccoli made this list isn’t fiber, it’s indole-3-carbinol (try to say that three times fast). Indole-3-carbinol (I3C for short) is a chemical found only in broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, and has been found in multiple studies to decrease estrogen in males of all ages.
If you don’t like eating broccoli, here’s Big Mike’s secret recipe:
Broccoli + Cheese = Delicious
Make some broccoli, then put cheese on top. Melt the cheese in the oven or microwave, sprinkle salt, pepper, and maybe some spicy seasoning, and enjoy.
Cheese is also high in Vitamin K and Zinc, so it’s a win win. Just make sure you use cheddar cheese and not American singles. Those processed slices are filled with preservatives and estrogens, so it defeats the purpose of the broccoli.
Make sure you eat the yolk.
Well it’s full of:
Zinc, choline, selenium
…those are all good things.
Protip: chop up some broccoli, mix it with cheese and eggs for a testosterone scramble.
Turns out Popeye was right – if you want big muscles, you gotta eat your spinach. The main reason spinach is so powerful is because of magnesium. Magnesium is a necessary mineral that powers hundreds of the body’s biological processes. You could supplement, or just eat spinach.
1 cup of spinach (which really isn’t that much) contains about 160mg of magnesium. This is the equivalent of one or two magnesium supplement pills, just from spinach. Ditch the pills and get back to eating spinach.
Spinach is great for lasting longer because the magnesium help you sleep. When you sleep better, your mood is better, and your body performs at a much higher level. All of this combines to make you last longer in bed.
Come to think of it, Popeye and Olive Oyl were always chasing one another around. Eating spinach puts you in the mood by increasing blood flow below the belt. “Spinach is rich in magnesium, a mineral that decreases inflammation in blood vessels, increasing blood flow,” explains Cassie Bjork, RD, LD of Healthy Simple Life. “Increased blood flow drives blood to the extremities, which, like Viagra, can increase arousal and make sex more pleasurable,” says psychotherapist and sex expert Tammy Nelson Ph.D. “Women will find it is easier to have an orgasm, and men will find that erections come more naturally.”
☞ Dark Chocolate
Chocolate increases both serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making us happy and lowering our stress level. These being “mood”… boosters if you know what we mean. Cocoa also increases blood flow through the arteries and relaxes blood vessels, sending blood throughout your body… including your genitals.
Serotonin and dopamine are the chemicals released in the brain that are… well? Basically? They’re your own built-in happy drugs. Truth be told, they’re what actual drugs trigger for your highs.
The hotter they are, the better. Hot peppers increase your metabolism and stimulate endorphins, making you sweat, plumping your lips, and speeding up your heart rate. That gets the blood flowing to all the essential areas. The net result? Better sex and a more memorable finale.
*Note: If you are going to handle peppers, prepare and touch with gloves. And no matter what you do, do NOT lay any skin or glove you’ve allow to come into contact with the pepper to touch your genitals or other sensitive areas. The oils in peppers cause severe burning. That is… unless you’re into that sort of thing.
☞ Green Tea
The secret to a healthier life and a hotter nightlife starts with a hot cup of tea. Green tea is rich in compounds called catechins, which have been shown to blast away belly fat and speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy.
But that’s not all: Catechins also boost desire by promoting blood flow to your genitals. “Catechins kill off free radicals that damage and inflame blood vessels, increasing their ability to transport blood,” says Bjork. “Catechins also cause blood vessel cells to release nitric oxide, which increases the size of the blood vessels, leading to improved blood flow,” she explains.
You can make the most of the benefits from green tea with what many people call The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse! Test panelists lost up to 10 pounds in one week!
ginger root and powder
If you like your food like you like your lovers, sweet and spicy, you’re in luck. Ginger is another food that can improve your sex life by aiding blood flow and improving artery health. According to a study in the International Journal of Cardiology, consuming a mere teaspoon of the stuff a few times a week is all you need to reap the heart-healthy benefits. So go ahead and place that second order of sushi this week—just don’t leave the ginger on your plate.
☞ Pumpkin Seeds
That Pumpkin Spice Latte may be on your mind first thing in the morning, but before bedtime, getting some sustenance from a real pumpkin might lift your spirits more effectively. In fact, pumpkin seeds are like crunchy little nuggets of Prozac. They’re one of the best food sources of an amino acid known as tryptophan, which helps the production of serotonin in your brain. Antidepressants help the brain to circulate serotonin, so if you’re taking them now, these little pumpkin pick-me-ups may make them even more effective. They’re also one of these 50 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss!
Bananas are one of the top sources of potassium, which helps to counteract the effects of foods high in sodium. Salty foods can not only diminish blood flow to the genitals, which can make it more difficult to reach orgasm, but they can also make you bloated. And we all know how feeling bloated can make you feel on an emotional level… and how emotions can effect your performance.
Whether they’re the white or the sweet variety, potatoes are a great source of potassium as well. This nutrient counteracts salt’s bloating effects and boosts circulation, which can help you look better in bed and also boost your bedroom pleasure. It can also improve your mood. Studies have linked low potassium levels with depression.
☞ Fatty Fish
It’s no secret that oily coldwater fish like wild salmon, sardines, and tuna are overflowing with omega-3 fatty acids, but here’s something you may not know: The nutrient not only benefits your heart but also raises dopamine levels in the brain. This spike in dopamine improves circulation and blood flow, triggering arousal, Bjork and Nelson explain.
There’s more: “Dopamine will make you feel more relaxed and connected to your partner, which makes sex more fun,” adds Nelson. Just make sure you buy the right kind!
It turns out all those Starbucks daters may be on to something—coffee may just be the best libido booster around. It contains a stimulant that has been shown (in animal studies) to put females in the mood.
☞ Red Wine
If you’re looking for a way to simultaneously boost your libido and calm those pre-date jitters, pour yourself a glass of red wine. Women who drank one to two glasses of these fermented grapes had heightened sexual desire compared to ladies who didn’t. Just be sure to cut yourself off before you get too tipsy.
What makes the elixir so beneficial is a rich antioxidant profile that triggers nitric oxide production in the blood, which relaxes artery walls. As with many of the foods on this list, that increases blood flow down south.
Wind down your date with watermelon. Watermelon has even more lycopene than tomatoes, and lycopene rivals Viagra in its ability to relax blood vessels and improve circulation to certain, ahem, areas of the body.
Blueberries make things harder, but in a good way. According to a joint study from the University of East Anglia and Harvard University, eating flavonoid-rich foods is associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men. Of the six main types of flavonoids, three in particular—anthocyanins (found in blueberries), flavanones and flavones (both found in citrus fruits)—offer the greatest benefits in preventing ED.
☞ Shelled pistachios
Here’s how nuts can boost sexual stamina: Pistachios, peanuts, and walnuts all contain the amino acid L-arginine, which is one of the building blocks of nitric oxide—a naturally occurring gas that helps guys maintain their erections. Plus, nuts also help reduce cholesterol levels. The less cholesterol you have in your system, the easier it is for blood to circulate throughout your body and down to your penis, which can help you maintain a firmer erection longer.
Now, I know I mentioned having cholesterol earlier is a good thing. Yes… be sure you know the difference between good and bad cholesterol. And know your levels. You want a healthy level of good cholesterol. For clarification, be sure to ask our physician.
If you want to go long enough to help your date reach the big-O (hint: you should), reach for some oatmeal. The popular breakfast cereal is a good source of l-arginine, an amino acid commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction. Plus, whole grains like oatmeal also help lower cholesterol levels. Having high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis, a condition that clogs and narrows arteries, impairing blood flow. This could eventually lead to heart problems, but you’ll likely notice issues below the belt first.
The arteries surrounding the genital area are narrower than coronary blood vessels, so they’re more susceptible to clots. Simply put, the better your cholesterol levels are, the better your erection will be, too!
So, now… don’t all ambush the local grocery store. But be sure that your pantry is stocked when you do go next!