Feel like you've lost your mojo? If the answer is yes then you could be lacking in some of the important nutrients needed for a healthy libido. When you aren't getting the right amount of these nutrients, the production of your sex hormones particularly testosterone and certain neurotransmitters that ignite your pleasure centres are compromised, killing your sex drive.
Loading your plate up with some of the sex boosting foods below might be just what you need to help get you in the mood.
Zinc: Zinc is one of the most important minerals for a healthy sex drive due to its direct effect on testosterone levels. Low testosterone is associated with a low sex drive in both males and females and low testosterone is commonly linked with a zinc deficiency. Support healthy testosterone levels and a heathy sexual appetite by eating zinc rich foods such as beef, mussels, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and whole grains.
Tyrosine: Tyrosine has shown to influence libido by increasing not just testosterone but also the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine acts on the nervous system by boosting arousal and sexual desire. Foods rich in tyrosine include almonds, avocado, dairy, chicken and fish.
B6: B6 is not only important in energy production, a key factor in getting you in the mood but it also helps to control prolactin which is a hormone that decreases sexual desire by inhibiting the production testosterone. B6 rich foods include wild tuna, salmon, bananas, hazelnuts, chicken breast, legumes, egg yolk and spinach.
Good fats: Good fats are essential for the healthy production of testosterone. Good types of fats include mono and polyunsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado and extra virgin olive oil as well as smaller amounts of saturated fats such as grass fed organic beef, dairy and coconut oil.