To help people put some sizzle back into their sex life, TIME magazine has identified seven foods for better sex.
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They are rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat, which is good for the heart and arteries. Any foods that can keep the heart beating strongly can keep blood flowing to all the right places. Men with heart disease have a 50 percent higher chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction, TIME magazine added.
They have been purported to increase passion, act as a sexual stimulant and boost fertility. Almonds have important minerals for sexual health and reproduction, such as zinc, selenium and vitamin E. “Zinc helps enhance libido and sexual desire,” said Dr. Berman.
They are full of folic acid, a B vitamin that can help prevent birth defects in women. According to a study published by the University of California, Berkley, folic acid may increase men’s sperm counts.
Along with oysters, a well-known aphrodisiac, other types of seafood are great sources of libido-boosting zinc. Also, oily fish -- like wild salmon and herring -- contain omega-3, which is essential for a healthy heart.
It has aided arousal since the first century A.D., and a study has shown that the trace minerals and antioxidants packed in arugula are essential for sexual health. This is because arugula helps block the absorption of some of the environmental contaminants deemed to hurt the libido.
Figs are known to be a fertility booster and an excellent aphrodisiac as they are full of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is important for a healthy heart. Additionally, high-fiber foods can help women maintain their curves.
Any member of this tropical fruit family is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and folic acid, all of which are essential for men’s reproductive health.
By Ha Ji-won, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)