Better sex through diet and exercise? You bet. Eating the right kinds of foods and getting plenty of exercise is just the prescription for a healthier sex life. Here are ten food and exercise tips to help improve your sex life just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Eat Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in the mineral zinc and may increase testosterone, which increases sexual desire. There are several studies, including one published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showing that men with sexual dysfunction who were undergoing hemodialysis and receiving zinc had an improvement in potency, libido and frequency of intercourse not found in the placebo group. While there has not been a direct link to an improved libido in the average person, pumpkin seeds are certainly worth a try. In addition to zinc, they’re loaded with manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin K and protein. One ounce has 158 calories, 8.57 grams of protein, 1.7 grams of fiber and almost 25 percent of the recommend daily value for iron. Pumpkin seeds also have plant sterols that can help to fight cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.
It’s loaded with magnesium, which is helpful for energy, relaxes the muscles and soothes the nerves, making us feel more open and receptive. One bunch (340 milligrams) has only 78 calories and contains 269 mg of magnesium, which is about 67 percent of the recommended daily value. Read more >>