9 Foods that Will Improve Your Sexual Health (Backed By Science)

Food is one of the basic requirements for survival but with the progression of time, we have all learned that they can also be eaten for specific needs. It could be to boost weight loss, your gut health or even your sexual health! This article is particularly concerned with foods that can promote a healthy sex life when consumed.

By Cookist

When people are not eating for basal energy needs, they are eating to promote good health and prevent diseases. Only very few believe or are even aware of how food can impact their sex life. Well, experts say there are many aphrodisiacs that have been proven effective by modern medicine.

Here are some of them:

Dark Chocolate


Dark Chocolate is commonly linked to good sexual health and with good reason too as it contains a high amount of methylxanthines which can effectively boost your sex drive. You don't have to consume the dark chocolate individually to obtain this benefit; consider making it a dip for strawberries!



Citrus fruits generally contain high amounts of vitamin C, folic acid and important antioxidants, all of which are essential for men’s reproductive health. You can enjoy a delicious salad including your favorite citrus fruits or incorporate a squeeze of citrus fruits into your everyday cooking.


Since many centuries back, people have seen Arugula as an aphrodisiac. Well, modern medicine now believes that too as expert studies report that the trace minerals and antioxidants packed into dark, leafy greens are essential for our sexual health because they help block absorption of some of the environmental contaminants thought to negatively impact our libido.



Avocados are rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat, which makes them beneficial to the health of your heart and arteries. With a healthy heart, getting aroused will become easier, improving sexual activities.



Figs have commonly been promoted by herbalists as vital for fertility and now, science has found results to back the reports. According to studies, figs contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which are important for heart health.


Like most nuts, almonds are nutrient powerhouses; it is particularly a rich source of several trace minerals like zinc, vitamin E and selenium that are important for sexual health and reproduction. Did you already know that zinc can also enhance your libido and sexual desire?



Oysters top the list of seafoods that enhance sexual desire because they have a high zinc content. Other seafoods that are aphrodisiacs are oily fish e.g. wild salmon and herring as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, known to improve heart health.


Asparagus contains folate and B vitamin, which can potently increase your production of histamine, a promoter of sex life in both men and women.



Last but not least are strawberries! Aside from being so aesthetically pleasing, they contain folic acid and B vitamins which can prevent birth defects. According to a University of California, Berkley study, they may also be linked to high sperm counts in men.


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