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6 Fall Foods Great for Your Sex Life

6 Fall Foods Great for Your Sex Life

Whether you already do your best to eat seasonally … or just need a good reason to start, this roundup of in-season fall foods will give you more incentive: they all happen to be great for your libido and sexual health, too! Does making your grocery list count as foreplay?

Sweet Potatoes

As if you needed another reason to crave this Thanksgiving staple all year long. Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, which helps fight high blood pressure—a major plus, since high blood pressure is associated with a higher risk of erectile disfunction. They’re also rich in vitamin A, which is said to help boost fertility.

Pomegranate

A glass per day of fresh juice from this super-food can do wonders if you’re battling erectile dysfunction—its high anti-oxidant content helps prevent free radical molecules from disrupting circulation to your genitals.

Brussels Sprouts

The food you avoided as a kid has proven to have serious health benefits—it contains indole-3-carbinol, a compound that reduces estrogen levels in the body, giving men a great libido boost.

Pumpkin Seeds

No oysters in the fridge? Pumpkin seeds will do the trick. They’re packed with zinc, which pumps up the female sex drive. They’re rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids, which, among a ton of other benefits, keep your libido healthy.

Apples

An apple a day helps make for a great lay… oh, is that not how the saying goes? Well, either way, it’s true: Apples contain quercertin, a flavanoid that helps to prevent prostate and prostate cancer cell growth.

Cranberries

A lot of women already swill a glass of cranberry juice daily to help ward off urinary tract infections after sex, but it’s good for men, too. It’s full of vitamin B, necessary for hormone balance, and vitamin C, which is thought to help with healthy sperm function.

Related:
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The 5 Best Workouts for Better Sex

 

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Diana Vilibert

Diana Vilibert is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. You can be blog-friends with her at dianavilibert.com, or tweet her at @dianavilibert.

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12:01PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

Thank you

8:22PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Figures ... had to have Brussels Sprouts on the list.

12:41PM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thanks

8:15AM PST on Dec 22, 2013

I can't help thinking that the sprouts' flatulent side effects might diminish their aphrodisiac potential. Take no notice, Teresa :)

8:10AM PST on Dec 22, 2013

Even apples? Oh, no!

8:09AM PST on Dec 22, 2013

disgusting

4:08AM PST on Dec 19, 2013

thank you

5:33AM PST on Nov 29, 2013

Well! I never thought of sprouts as sexy!

6:37PM PST on Nov 19, 2013

Oooh I like all of these :) Yum! thanks!

4:13AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

very interesting. Thanks.

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