Low libido? Add these foods to your weekly shop to boost your sex drive

Low libido is a common problem that may be linked to stress, tiredness or relationship issues, according to the NHS.

Stress, anxiety and exhaustion could all be playing a role in a loss of sex drive.

Certain medications may also be causing your low libido.

But, you could boost your sex drive by eating more of these aphrodisiac foods, according to nutritionists.

“If you have little to no sex drive, you’re definitely not alone,” said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.

“The great news is that there are a lot of natural remedies to increase libido, and you can start increasing your sex drive naturally today.”

Asparagus promotes testosterone production in men, and oestrogen in women, because it’s rich in vitamin E. 

Natures Plus Nutritionist, Michela Vagnini, added: “Also, the amino acid asparagine in asparagus protects the urinary tract from infections, which is one of the main causes of a low sex drive.”

Spinach could increase the blood flow to the genitals, which heightens arousal, added Vagnini.

Oysters boost the amount of dopamine in the body, which is linked to libido, she said.

“Celery contains androsterone and androsterol, two pheromones that are involved in triggering your sex drive.

“When you chew celery stalks the two pheromones travel from your mouth to your brain, which can increase your arousal,” said Vagnini.

You could also try adding berries to your porridge, or eat them as a snack to kick-start libido, according to Dr Marilyn Glenville.

“Berries are rich in the mineral zinc, which is important for the production of sex hormones and are also high in antioxidants, which helps to optimise blood flow to the sex organs,” said Glenville.

Omega-3 fatty acids could encourage the production of more sex hormones, according to nutritionist Cassandra Burns.

Fish is a good source of omega-3, including salmon, sardines and herring.

A GP could offer advice for low libido. They could also refer you to a specialist, including psychosexual therapists.



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