When it comes to heating things up in the bedroom it seems like it’s always the guys who get the attention. There are lots of options for men who are concerned about their performance or libido.
But we think it’s high time the ladies get some attention too. Because, let’s be honest, women’s libidos change as they age, too!
A sagging interest in lovemaking doesn’t mean you’re out of the game, it just means the game is changing a bit. So don’t throw in the towel. These four simple food swaps can help you supercharge your libido so you’re as ready as he is!
1. Swap whole wheat toast for oatmeal:
You may think you’re making a healthy choice with whole wheat toast, but the truth is most of the so called “whole wheat” breads out there aren’t much better than white bread. That’s because they use highly processed wheat flour that’s been stripped of all the good stuff such as the bran and wheat germ. What’s left behind is the starch-filled endosperm which hits your system light a freight train sending your blood-sugar soaring leaving you feeling jittery and bloated. Talk about a mood killer!
Steel cut oatmeal on the other hand is a whole grain, and that makes all the difference to both your health and your libido. Unlike those refined flours, the natural fiber in oatmeal slows down the conversion of carbs into glucose. That means your blood sugar stays more stable and you get a nice steady energy release, which comes in handy in the bedroom.
Oatmeal also helps boost testosterone, which is important for a strong sex drive. And it l contains L-arginine for better blood flow.
2. Swap bacon for eggs:
Bacon is loaded with sodium that can lead to water retention. And let’s face it when you’re bloated sex is the last thing on your mind. Eggs on the other hand are a great choice for lifting your libido. Packed full of protein they provide plenty of energy to fuel a roll in the hay. Plus they’re an excellent source of hormone-balancing vitamin B6, which can help put you in the mood for love.
3. Swap soda for green tea:
If you have a regular soda habit it’s time to kick it. The sugar and salt in soda will leave you feeling sluggish and bloated. But don’t reach for a diet soda instead. The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks can mess with serotonin, the feel-good chemical that helps you feel relaxed and ready to retire to the bedroom with your guy. Try drinking green tea instead which can give you a welcome energy boost while helping increase blood flow, the key to turning so-so sex into so good!
4. Swap hot apple cider for hot chocolate:
This swap shocks most folks. But the truth is apple cider is mostly sugar. The skin and fiber that make apples so healthy in the first place are gone, and your left with a sugary drink that will make you feel more like curling up for a nap than having a bedroom romp. A steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate on the other hand could have you wanting to do a whole lot more than just snuggling. The key is to use dark chocolate that’s 70 percent cacao or higher. Eating dark chocolate triggers feel-good hormones, and is high in relaxing magnesium. In other words, it’s practically a recipe for a sexy night.