You probably already know that a diet rich in vegetables is good for your health and your waistline, but did you know certain veggies can support better sexual health?
Fresh organic vegetables are filled with phytonutrients and high levels of compounds that work to fight inflammation, like polyphenols and a host of vitamins – and, these particular veggies can even work to rev up your sex life.
Arugula has long been used as an aid for sexual arousal, dating as far back as the 1st century. It contains trace minerals and antioxidants that block absorption of environmental contaminants which are believed to negatively impact the libido.
The French used to practice a time honored tradition of eating asparagus three times a day just before their wedding night in order to increase their libido, and research has shown there’s a reason why it just might work.
This tasty vegetable contains potassium, which can provide a burst of energy, in addition to cleansing the kidneys and urinary tract. Its aspartic acid content is said to neutralize ammonia in the body, which can lead to a lack of sexual desire as well as fatigue.
As avocados are rich in heart-healthy fats, they can help keep the heart beating strong, which means the blood is flowing to all the right places. Heart health is essential for a good sex life – men with underlying heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED).
Peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is known to trigger the release of feel-good endorphins that act like natural painkillers. They also increase the heartbeat along with the flow of blood and oxygen, helping to make things hotter in the sack.
Beets are rich in nitrates, and the bacteria on your tongue helps to convert them to nitrites, which are then converted to nitric oxide in the stomach. ED medications work by increasing nitric oxide levels, which increases blood flow to the penis by dilating blood vessels. Studies have also found that consuming beets can improve endurance levels in athletes – it’s not a far stretch to think they might help improve endurance in the bedroom.
Beets may be one of the best veggies for revving up your sex life, and improving your health.
-The Alternative Daily