Female libido enhancement and Nutrition
Eat well, feel more energetic, have a health body…yada yada…we all know the drill, but really, it’s true. The food you eat is your fuel and you really need to have a think about what you put into your body to make it ‘go’. There are three things that we’ll discuss here related to nutrition and libido:
- Healthy foods and eating patterns
- Helpful vitamins and nutrients
- Food as an aphrodisiac
Healthy Foods and Eating Patterns
It is a well known fact that better nutrition will make you feel more energetic. There is just no doubt about that and we’ve spoke previously about how tiredness and lethargy can really kill your sex life. Eating more nutrient rich foods, more vegetables and fruit, less saturated fats and limited alcohol and caffeine will give you an energy boost that will be beneficial to your love life.
Reducing portion size is also another good tip on improving your nutrition, it is astounding how many of us each our food in portion sizes that are just way too big. Here is a good tip for those who are worried about going hungry – half the amount of meat in your meals and double the amount of salad or vegetables.
Another tip is, for each meal, to have a protein portion with vegetables or salad OR a carbohydrate portion with vegetables or salad but not to have both a protein and carbohydrate. In practical terms this means you have either meat with vegetables/salad or pasta/rice/potato with vegetables/salad but you don’t have the meat and pasta/rice/potato in the one meal. This will help you reduce the overall calorie count of each meal and increase the vitamin and nutrient content.
So, distilling this down to a few key points for you to remember and to implement:
- Eat less meat and less carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, rice, potato
- Eat more vegetables/salad
- Don’t mix your proteins and carbohydrates – this is an easy way to ensure you eat less calories and more healthy foods in your meals
Try it, even for a week or two just to see the impact. Live healthy, eat healthy, your body with thank you and you’ll have much more energy. As well as this, eating well may see you lose weight and if you are overweight then this is definitely something that will help your health, self esteem, energy and libido.
Helpful Vitamins and Nutrients
There are many vitamins and nutrients that play an important role in sexual and reproductive health. In fact most of the popular female libido supplements on the market currently are supplements which contain natural substances such as:
- Vitamin A – essential in the synthesis of the hormone progesterone.
- B Complex vitamins – required for maintenance of healthy sex drive and production of sex hormones in the body.
- Vitamin C – involved in the production of sex hormones.
- Vitamin E – improves vaginal dryness and relief of hot flashes (helpful for post menopausal women).
- Zinc – combats stress, boosts immunity and increases sexual stamina.
- Folic Acid – helps metabolize protein and gives you more energy.
- Ginseng – has aphrodisiacal qualities and can also relieve menopausal symptoms.
- Gingko biloba – increase blood flow, improving overall sexual sensation.
- Damiana leaf – aphrodisiacal effects, increases oxygen and overall sensitivity of genital area. Can also reduce vaginal dryness.
Of course, these are just some of the vitamins and nutrients that are important. So, what is our action point here? Our action point is to consider adding a natural supplement to your diet. Particularly if your diet may be lacking, you lead a busy or stressful life then adding a natural supplement to your diet can be beneficial. If low libido is an issue then why not select a supplement that is focused on the vitamins and nutrients that will most benefit your sexual health and libido, like Her Solution or Provestra?
Food as an Aphrodisiac
An aphrodisiac is something that increases sexual desire, such as a food, drink or drug. There is some debate on whether aphrodisiacs work because they contain some chemical substance or whether they work simply because we think they will work! Your brain is your most powerful sex organ and so if you link feelings of sexual desire with a food then most likely when you have that food your brain will create a feeling of sexual desire, simply because it thinks it should! You gotta love the way the body works!
Some well know foods that have been linked with aphrodisiacal properties are oysters, chocolate, asparagus, advocado, banana, red wine, salmon and there are many more! Many of these foods contain the very nutrients and vitamins that we have discussed earlier and this may be the reason they have been linked with increasing libido. For example, Oysters are high in zinc, which may be why they are considered an aphrodisiac.
Now some may say that considering foods as an aphrodisiac is just ‘airy fairy’ but I say, it doesn’t matter how you come up with your feelings of sexual desire as long as we get the right result! So, here’s an experiment. It’s an experiment of visualisation and association.
- Think of a food that you find sexy. Maybe even discuss it with your partner to come up with your own ‘special food’. Perhaps it’s a glass of red wine and a piece of dark chocolate, for example.
- Now think about sipping on that wine with your partner and sharing a piece of the chocolate. Create an image of laughing, being close, taste the dark chocolate in your mouth, smell the red wine and the chocolate. Think about what it smells like, feels like, tastes like, looks like and sounds like as you share your special food together. Here you are creating an association between your special food with a feeling of closeness and intimacy, of desire for your partner.
- Now enact your visualisation with your partner. Create the physical association between your special foods and lovemaking. This will really cement the association for you.
So, our key messages relating to nutrition and female libido are:
- Eating health foods will increase your energy
- Eating less food and losing weight if you are overweight will increase your energy, health and self esteem
- Supplement your diet with nutritional supplements focused on sexual health and libido
- Create a sexual food association as a trigger for desire
Go on, try it – it works!