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Libido Foods

Foods to Increase Libido / Aphrodisiacs

Here you will find a list of libido foods that works like an aphrodisiac. These foods can be added to your regular diet.

Avoid eating too much saturate fats and processed foods. They are known to create health problems and may reduce sex drive over time.

Low libido does not have to be part of aging. Did we mention the importance of physical fitness, exercise and eating a balanced diet?

Food What do they provide & how do they do?
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Giving chocolate during Valentines? It's more than just sweet. It is good for you and works as an aphrodisiac!

Chocolate is made from the cacao bean which is a natural rich source of theobromine, a chemical that works like caffeine.

Dark chocolate also contain lots of anti-oxidants so they are indeed good for the body.

All these foods are a rich source of L-arginine (an amino acid) and other essential amino acids.

L-arginine enhances production of nitrous oxide (NO) to increase blood flow to the penis to create an erection. In is also believed to increase blood flow to the vagina and enhance the female's sexual experience.


Oysters are a rich source of tyrosine (an amino acid) and zinc. Libido foods such as oysters are traditionally use to boost sex drive.

Zinc is required for the proper production of testosterone. It is reported to increase testosterone and sperm production.

Tyrosine also increases dopamine levels in the brain. This is suspected to boost the sex drive.

Ensure you are not low in these essential amino acid and minerals by eating oysters. If you do not enjoy oyster, take tyrosine and zinc supplements daily.

It is more effective in boosting sex drive when you are low in tyrosine and zinc. However, if you are not deficient, it may not enhance libido.


Salmon and other fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and essential B vitamins such as B5, B6 and B12.

Omega-3's support heart health and B vitamins support sexual health and stress.

chicken, turkey and
whole milk products

A good source of tyrosine just like oysters.

Amino acids support sexual production health. Tyrosine also increases dopamine levels in the brain. This is believed to boost the sex drive.


Garlic contains the active ingredient allicin which supports heart health. It also lowers blood pressure.

While raw garlic is probably best, it's not going to be the best bet. The bad breath from eating it will make it the ultimate anti-libido food. Use the pill form instead.

bananas Bananas are a good source of the enzyme bromelain, believed to help boost libido in men. However, there is limited research to support that claim. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and vitamin B's, suspected to be responsible for supporting sex hormone production.
eggs Eggs contain vitamins B6 and B5. These vitamins are required to allow you to manage stress. If you do not like to take eggs, another way to get your needed B vitamins is to take a B-complex vitamin which includes all the B vitamins. Take this daily.
avocado Avocado is a source of potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid and monounsaturated fat (which is great for lowering high cholesterol and helping with arthritis).

It may be helpful in regulating hormone production including the thyroid gland and thus may be helpful in male and female with low libido.

celery Celery contains small amounts of a hormone called androsterone. This hormone is reported to be released in the perspiration of men and it acts to sexually arouse females.

If possible, eat it raw rather than cooked.

Cinnamon The smell of the cinnamon spice (e.g. hot cinnamon buns) was shown to increases blood flow to the penis more than any other aromas. This study was conducted at the Smell and Taste Research Foundation in Chicago.

Eating one or more of these libido foods would go a long way to improving your or your partner's sex drive. If you discover other libido foods that boost your sex drive, let us know and we'll consider adding it to the list!

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References for Libido Foods
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Revised: August 28, 2019

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