Foods that Increase Sexual Performance

For ages people have questioned the ability foods having an impact in increasing one’s sexual drive and overall performance, the verdict is in, Yes! the foods that you eat are directly and in some ways indirectly linked to your sexual potency.

It is fact, some foods help promote the good health of both female and male reproductive organs subsequently boosting sex drive and or performance and fertility.

Some of these food include but are not limited to:

  • Nuts

There a reason why “nuts” are synonymous with the male testicles. Certain nuts, especially black walnuts and almonds, peanuts , Brazil nuts, pistachios, English walnuts, and hazelnuts, are rich sources of L-arginine, an amino acid.

L-arginine stimulates the production of nitric oxide, a substance that boosts blood flow to the penis. As a bonus, nuts and their healthy fat content (omega-3 fatty acids) can help lower cholesterol, which in turn can improve blood circulation.

  • Legumes and beans

Seeds are the reproductive organ in plants, it’s no coincidence that they support the reproductive organ in humans. Peas elevate brain power and ensures proper functioning of the nerves. Lack of sex drive and reduce performance is sometimes linked to nerve problems.

Pumpkin seeds increase estrogen and progesterone levels in women and prevent cervical cancer, cancer of the womb, help reduce the symptoms of menopause, promoting the overall health of the female reproductive organs. Generally when an organ is healthy , it is better able to carry out its function.

Pumpkin seeds also greatly reduces the risk of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) , the swelling of the prostate glands. Studies show that the consumption of pumpkin seed subsided the symptoms of BPH. They are high in zinc which improves the quality of sperm and will even prevent the damaging of sperms caused by some autoimmune diseases. Pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants that increase testosterone levels and support the overall health of the male reproductive organ. All together increasing fertility, sex drive and performance in men.

  • Beet root

This vegetable can increase your stamina and allow you to keep the bedroom activity going for up to 16 percent longer. Researchers in England found that the nitrates in beet juice help reduce oxygen uptake, which in turn makes exercise less tiring. Once in the body, the nitrates are transformed into nitric oxide, which is a key player in relaxing and opening up the blood vessels, which then improves blood flow to the penis. Enjoy fresh beet juice alone or mixed with a small amount of fresh apple or carrot juice.

  • Pomegranates.

They can be eaten a sweets or juiced. Pomegranate are great for impotency. A study published in the  International Journal of Impotence Research reported on the use of pomegranate juice versus placebo in men with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. The men reported more improvement in erectile function after consuming the pomegranate juice than after the placebo.

  • Mussels

A good source of omegaa-3 fatty acids, mussels is a sexual stamina supporter. The seafood’s omega-3s stimulates the release of endothelial nitric oxide, which in turn supports a firm erection. Mussels also provide a great source of phosphorus, which has a key role in maintaining erectile function and libido.

  • Watermelon

Watermelon contains an amino acid called L-citrulline that has been shown to improve erections. L-citrulline is a potent antioxidant that transforms into L-arginine once in the body. L-arginine is the amino acid known for its ability to trigger the production of our old friend nitric oxide, which helps increase blood flow. You may want to skip those high-fat desserts and consider watermelon to finish off your meals!

  • Fenugreek

Fenugreek is not generally eaten by itself, but can be used to spice foods. Clinical research from Australia has shown that use of a standardized fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) and mineral supplement resulted in a significant increase in sexual arousal and orgasm and a positive impact on energy, muscle strength, and well-being in healthy men.

The presence of compounds called saponins, have an impact on hormone levels and boost sexual energy. Both the fresh and dried leaves and seeds (whole or ground) can be utilized.

  • Spinach

Another than beet juice and nuts, another food that provides a super L-arginine boost is spinach. The resulting conversion to nitric oxide to support and help maintain erections is one big reason why you should include spinach in your daily diet. Another reason is because nitric oxide is involved with exercise recovery time, which will help with your sexual health.

  • Ginseng

Ginseng has also been reputed as an aphrodisiac, and is used to treat sexual dysfunction as well as to enhance sexual behavior in traditional Chinese medical practices. Data from animal studies have shown a positive correlation among ginseng, libido, and copulatory performances, and these effects have been confirmed in case-control studies in human. In addition, ginseng is found to improve the sperm quality and count of healthy individuals as well as patients with treatment-related infertility.


Okra contains iron, zinc, Vitamin B, and magnesium, a natural relaxant. All these essential nutrients are necessary for a healthy body and healthy sexual organs.


This is no surprise because bananas has the same shape as the penis. Bananas are rich in minerals and potassium that boost your libido. However one banana won’t suddenly work a miracle, they must be included as part of a healthy diet over time and then they can work their magic.


Avocados contain a lot of unsaturated fats and little saturated fat, which means that they are good for your heart and arteries. They are also rich in potassium, folic acid and Vitamin B.

Thus they help keep the heart beating strong, ensuring that blood flows to all the right places. Statistics show that men with underlying heart diseases are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

It’s wonderful to know that another pro of eating healthy foods is increase sexual stamina . A rule of thumb is that of healthy food, regular exercise and adequate sleep will keep both you and your partner satisfied.

Published by Kimberly Bowen

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