As men get older, their testosterone levels decrease. However, older men still want to enjoy a healthy sex drive, and some experts believe that eating specific foods can restore the libido by boosting testosterone.
Instead of turning towards popular aphrodisiacs, such as oysters and chocolate, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum M.D writer of From Fatigued to Fantastic says that nutrients obtained from food can boost your cellular function throughout your body and can even benefit your sexual organs. Teitelbaum suggests you eat the following foods.
Spinach. The National Institutes of Heatlh has shown that the magnesium in spinach boosts testosterone levels. Furthermore, spinach contains folate which increases blood flow throughout your entire body, including your sex organs.
Caffeine. Caffeine improves blood flow by relaxing arteries in the penis and its muscles, which leads to stronger erections.
Avocados. Avocados contain both vitamin E and zinc which can increase the male sex drive and fertility. Zinc also increases testosterone levels. These popular fruits also have B6 which can improve hormone production in men which is key for a strong sex drive.
Tomatoes. Tomatoes contain lycopene which naturally helps blood vessels relax, enhancing circulation and improving blood flow to the penis. This fruit can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer as well.
Pine nuts. These nuts have arginine that is converted to nitric oxide by the body to help dilate blood vessels by improving flow. This is similar to how Viagra works
Broccoli. This vegetable has indole-3-carbinol which helps to lower estrogen levels in men which, in turn, boosts their libido.
These foods benefit not only your sex drive and organs but the rest of your body. Dr. Raj Laungani, MD believes that your diet affects overall energy and mood, which can impact your sex drive. So, diet may be an important way to boost your sex drive.