How to Boost Your Libido, According to a Nutritionist
Toronto-based certified nutritionist Julie Daniluk co-hosts the reality cooking show Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network and is the author of Meals That Heal Inflammation:
- Back in the 16th century, Aztec Emperor Montezuma II is said to have drunk hot chocolate to cope with his bevy of lovers—and he had the right idea. Dark chocolate contains flavonols that increase the amount of nitric oxide in your system, which works to reduce blood pressure and erectile dysfunction in men.
- Boost your testosterone, the “passion” hormone that decreases in men and women as we age, with avocado. Zinc is also associated with increased testosterone production, and just 85 grams’ worth of succulent oysters contains more than your daily recommended dosage of the mineral. Ashwagandha root, a popular aphrodisiac in traditional Asian medicines, can be mixed in powder form into water or nut butter.
- At the end of the day, nothing kills your mojo faster than stress, so make sure you make time to chill.