If you’re struggling to get that spark ignited in the bedroom, urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar suggests that your diet could be the culprit.  By simply implementing a few changes, you can kick up your sex drive.

Here are some foods to boost your libido:

Watermelon:  Researchers have found that we have more sex in August than any other month and this could be due to one of summer’s favorite foods – watermelon.  Nutrients found in watermelons can have an effect similar to Viagra as it boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels.

Black Raspberries:  As kids, we used to enjoy picking this fruit and enjoying them straight from the bush.   According to your urologist Des Moines, these berries can eliminate bedroom boredom by enhancing both the libido and sexual endurance.

Ginseng tea:  Regularly drinking too much coffee floods the body with hormones typically generated in stressful times, which are known to negatively impacting libido and sexual performance.  Ginseng tea contains a compound that increases sexual satisfaction and decreases the occurrence of erectile dysfunction.

Eggs:  However you enjoy them – poached, scrambled or fried – eggs are sure to give you energy after a long day at work.  Full of protein, they keep you going strong without adding unnecessary calories.  Your urologist Des Moines adds that the amino acids found in eggs also help combat erectile dysfunction.

Oysters:  Often thought of as the classic aphrodisiac, oysters contain compounds that have been shown to raise testosterone levels, thereby boosting sexual desire and stamina.   They’re also a great source of zinc, which aids blood flow to the genitals of both men and women.

Nuts and seeds:  Take your sex life up a notch by adding these to your diet!  Cashews, almonds and walnuts contain essential fatty acids that increase sexual responses in the brain…and in the bedroom.  They also help with energy, memory, mood and libido.

Avocados:  It’s not well known, but according to your urologist Des Moines, avocadoes do have some sex benefits, such as being very heart-healthy and keeping the blood flowing to all the right places.  Men with underlying heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction, so adding them to your diet is a definite plus.

Strawberries:   An excellent source of vitamin B, this fruit has been linked to higher sperm counts.  Coat them in chocolate to boost your libido even higher.

Figs:   Bursting with calcium, iron, potassium and zinc, this small fruit offers some big benefits.  They also contain fiber, which improves heart health and satisfies hunger without adding inches to your waistline.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, call the office of urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar today to schedule and appointment.