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Foods can enhance sex drive, experts say

Watermelon (Source: Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals) Watermelon (Source: Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals)

Certain foods, like oysters and chocolate, have long been suggested as ingredients to enhance sex drive.

The following recipe suggestions utilize other foods with similar qualities.

Surefire XXX Scampi

  • Basil and garlic for blood flow
  • Shrimp for Omega-3 and trace minerals zinc
  • White wine for polyphenols
  • Olive oil for healthy fat
  • Garlic

Mixed Green Salad with Figs, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

  • Figs are also on the list for Nitrous Oxide

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf
  • Quinoa, a grass seed, is a slow release carb that is a complete vegetarian protein
  • Slivered Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds for L-Arginine blood flow.

Fluted Glass of Prosecco with Watermelon Chunks

  • Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine (Be aware that too much alcohol promotes impotence.)
  • Watermelon is nicknamed "Nature's Viagra" because it is high in L-Citruline, which stimulates production of L-Arginine and Nitrous Oxide

Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

  • Chocolate contains multiple chemicals that stimulate and improve blood flow (Use baking chocolate for a higher chemical concentration of phenylethylamine)
  • Strawberries contain vitamin C
Sex therapist Nicolette Pace says these foods don't have instant effects: the success of menus like these are based more on a long-term lifestyle change. The bottom line, she says, is cleaning up your diet and getting healthy will make your sex life healthier, too.

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