Fading sex drive? Want a little boost?

The problem may be your libido. A simple diet change can be all you need to strengthen your sexual appetite and reignite your sex life. Here's a selection of foods that will improve your libido. Also listed at the bottom, are a few to avoid!


Black Raspberries

Black Raspberries

Black raspberries are brimming with important antioxidants that can supercharge your sex drive. Antioxidants can increase your endurance by cleaning up your circulation system. They allow your blood vessels and capillaries to work efficiently, which keeps you going strong when things get passionate.


Hash Brown Rice with Eggs

Hash Brown Rice with Eggs recipe.

Eggs are packed with protein and contain all nine essential amino acids. Foods that are rich in amino acids can enhance your sexual stamina, while kindling your libido. This makes them an ideal choice for breakfast in bed with your partner. Start your day right with a little morning intimacy.


Whole Cloves

Cloves make a very comforting addition to hot ciders and teas. They also make for improved libido levels in both men and women. Snuggle up with a lover and sip some clove infused chai tea the next time you are looking for warmth on a brisk winter night.


 Watermelon Salad

Incredibly simple Watermelon Salad recipe.

While mostly water, watermelon also contains multiple nutrients that can boost your sex drive, including a phytonutrient called citrulline. Citrulline increases the levels of nitric oxide in the blood, which relaxes your blood vessels and creates a completely natural version of the effect that Viagra would have.



The University of Hawaii conducted a study that found a simple ginseng supplement could significantly enhance libido. 68% of participants claimed their overall sex life was dramatically improved. Ginseng contains an array of healthy compounds which provide energy that in turn fuels your libido and increases your sexual stamina. Ginseng also gives your mental clarity a big boost.

The Avocado

The Avocado

Avocados are a very heart-healthy food. The antioxidants in avocados can improve blood flow and strengthen the heart, which results directly in increased sexual stamina for both men and women!


 Strawberry Soup

Strawberry Soup / "Dessert for Lunch" recipe.

Strawberries have always been sexy! They are the the go-to fruit for romantic encounters. Studies suggest they also support a healthy libido booster. They're trick is that they enhance your blood circulation.


A few foods that'll kill your libido...

Dairy has never been a very sexy food and now we know why. Dairy that contains added hormones will interfere with your body’s natural hormone production, which leads to a reduced sex drive. Opt for the organic stuff... it's hormone-free!

Contrary to the popular belief chocolate actually hinders your sex drive. This is especially true for women. An ingredient called phenylethylamine boosts serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, which boosts your mood a bit, but also causes drowsiness and fatigue, which ultimately saps your sex drive.

Fried foods are very quick to kill mood. Anything containing trans-fats has a negative impact on libido levels in men and women. Trans-fat lowers testosterone in men and negatively impacts gestation in women. The result is a weakened sex drive for all parties involved.


In Summary...

A balanced diet filled with ample protein, vitamins, and minerals is necessary to support a healthy sex life. You can combine many ingredients to find the balanced diet that works for you. If you want a suggestion, try starting your day tomorrow with a healthy breakfast of eggs, fruit, and clove tea.


About the Author

Kim Ibricevic was hired in 1997 by Dell Williams. She has been running the Eve's Garden NYC location for over 20 years and has been featured in CNN, Marie Claire and The Oprah Magazine. Kim's expertise has helped thousands of Eve's Garden customers to become more sexually healthy and fulfilled.