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6 Ways to Sex It Up at the Supermarket

By Vonnie Kennedy
 
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No, this is not a story about ways to have sex at your local grocery store. But, if you are looking for ways to boost your sex drive, add the following foods to your grocery list, today.

1. Fish. Mackerel and salmon are incredibly high in Ooega-3 fatty acids and great for getting your blood pumping. "Omega-3 makes your nervous system function better," says Dr. Barbara Bartlik, assistant professor of psychiatry and sex therapist with the Human Sexuality Program at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Good blood circulation and a well-balanced nervous system spell great sexual energy.

2. Coffee. According to a study from Southwestern University, coffee stimulates the female brain including female sex drive. Apparently, a cup of Joe in the morning doesn’t just wake you up for work. Unfortunately, caffeine affects sleep in many people, so if this you, it’s better to plan a sexual romp in the morning. No need to lose sleep over it.

3. Trail Mix. Research has discovered that L-Arginine is helpful for improving erectile dysfunction in men and good for blood circulation in women. So mix up your own trail mix with good stuff such as granola, oatmeal, peanuts, cashews, and walnuts. Other foods rich in L-Arginine are eggs, green vegetables, root vegetables, garlic, ginseng, soybeans, chickpeas and seeds.

4. Steak. Beef is loaded with iron, B vitamins and most importantly, zinc, which will restrict prolactin, a hormone that can reduce sexual function. Stick to lean cuts such as filet mignon or other deep red cuts to reduce fat. Grass-fed beef is extra healthy. Who doesn’t like a nice sizzling steak when you’re having a romantic evening?

5. Berries. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are very rich in vitamin C, which helps combat stress as well as boost the libido booster. Studies have shown that Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and levels of cortisol after a stressful situation. Think of strawberries dipped in chocolate, which you’ll see is also good for enhancing the sex drive.

6. Chocolate. Dark chocolate in the latest "hot and sexy" food group.

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There is a terrific daily supplement that I've taken for over a year called Add Lib that is all natural and does help increase libido, as well as energy, endurance and stamina. It's made with a blend of 8 Chinese herbs that really help me feel better physically, mentally and emotionally - also sexually : )

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