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How to Boost Your Libido, Stamina and Sex Appeal

SANO Editorial

Humanity has been obsessed over aphrodisiacs for thousands of years.  In ancient Egypt, couples ate wine-soaked lily flowers to boost passion. Some aphrodisiacs since then have been similarly less pleasant as the search for the best foods that increase libido and stamina is on.

Most aphrodisiacs have been proven useless, but that doesn’t stop mankind’s search for the ultimate love potion. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to boost your libido, energy, and passion without ingesting anything disgusting or dangerous.  Here is a list of our top foods to consumer to increase your libido and have an amazing sex life!

Basil.  The aroma of basil is said to increase sexual desire in men. Medieval prostitutes dabbed basil oil behind the ears to be seductive.  Inside the body, basil increases blood circulation everywhere including the sex organs. Pair this herb with pine nuts for a killer pesto that doubles as an aphrodisiac!

Ginseng. Ginseng can do wonders for your sex life. Researchers have found Korean red ginseng in particular improved sexual arousal in menopausal women. Ginseng has also been shown to improve sexual function in men.

Flaxseed. One of the foods that increase libido in women is flaxseeds. Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens that act very similarly to female hormones that are linked to a healthy sex life. Flax can be beneficial for women who have low estrogen levels, such as those experiencing menopause. 

Hemp Seeds. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, a mineral most Americans fall short in consuming. Magnesium not only helps regulate blood pressure, it also helps increase testosterone levels. 

Chia Seeds. Chia seeds are also some of the foods that increase male libido. These have been shown to boost testosterone naturally. It’s all thanks to the essential fatty acids that serve as building blocks for hormones. Testosterone is tied to feelings of power, motivation, well-being, and sex drive.

Garlic. Garlic is loaded with allicin—an active compound that increases blood flow—making everything extra sensitive to touch. It also stimulates blood circulation for stronger erections and greater endurance in the bedroom.  Just don’t forget the breath mints before heading to the bedroom!

Ginger. Ginger stimulates as an aphrodisiac for sex. It contains an essential oil that stimulates the body department and warms the blood. Ginger increases our libido and makes a greater desire for sex. It’s also a great ingredient to add to smoothies for digestive purposes.  

 Dark Chocolate. Dark chocolate helps release the same chemicals as those released during sex. Those feel-good chemicals will help build desire with your partner.  Choose chocolate made from 60-70 percent cocoa and eat 1-ounce servings.

Maca. In South America maca it's commonly used to boost fertility, even going by the nickname "the Peruvian Viagra”.  Maca enhances the psychology behind sex by helping you to effectively create sexual fantasies. Add a dash of the powdered root to your evening tea and you can thank us in the morning!

Goji Berries. Daily intake of goji berries led to increased testosterone levels in women and men, reduced stress levels, and increased mood making this antioxidant a triple-threat fruit. 

Red Wine. Red grapes are a good source of boron, which is a mineral that helps stimulate the production of both estrogen and testosterone.  A boost in estrogen and testosterone can send fresh energy to your sex organs and put you in the mood.  Just be careful, if you drink too much, it actually impedes arousal!

Plant-Based Protein. Both men’s health and women’s health can benefit from consuming plant-based protein, such as our organic premium plant-based protein, especially if they desire to enhance their sexual lives. Our expertly formulated vegan protein proteins include 4 of the top aphrodisiacs (flaxseed, hemp, goji berries and dark chocolate).  A diet high in plants enhances cardiovascular health keeping blood pressure at bay and reduces the risks of chronic diseases like diabetes, which may also contribute to erectile dysfunction.  Plant-based proteins can also help maintain proper hormone levels, especially for perimenopausal and menopausal women.

Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can create fatigue, depression, and low energy levels that get in the way of passion and love. Eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly also make a big difference in your sex life.

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