6 Foods to Help Boost Your Love Life

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


To maintain a healthy sex drive, it is necessary that you stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Hence it is evident that what you eat has a significant role in keeping your sex drive healthy.

If you have the feeling your sex drives are not what they used to be, you might have to take a closer look at what you eat. Here is a list of top foods packed with all that is required to perk your libido and keep you healthy as a whole.





Apple always lives up the popular saying, ” An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It also plays a hand in keeping your sex drive active. Similar to berries and onions, apple is rich in the antioxidant quercetin. Quercetin is also a type of flavonoid hence offering a number of health benefits. Quercetin promotes blood circulation and controls the symptoms of interstitial cystitis (IC) & prostatitis.

2.Nuts and seeds



Prefer healthy nuts and seeds overt unhealthy candy and chocolate bars for snacks. Almonds and cashews are stacked with zinc and. They also have a lot of L-arginine can help in your blood circulation.



Most of us are well aware that salmon is rich in omega -3 fatty acids. Salmon plays a major role in enhancing your sex drive. Among several other advantages, omega-3 helps in preventing the plaque build-up in your arteries, hence enhancing the blood flow in your body.



Oyster has a lot of aphrodisiac properties in them. Scallops, clams and oysters are rich in compounds which can keep your estrogen and testosterone levels high. Being an excellent source of zinc, they also help maintain proper blood flow to all parts of your body.



Dark chocolates enhance your mood by promoting the production of endorphins and serotonin.




Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, helping you in preventing cancer and heart diseases. It has a rich supply of potassium, sulphoraphane (a phytonutrient), beta-carotene and vitamin C. Broccoli helps in the fight against both prostate cancer and colon cancer. Broccoli also helps increase libido in women.

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