Is your sex drive lower than you’d like it to be? Don’t fret…there are some natural solutions to help!
A low sex drive is the most common sexual complaint my female patients have. Testosterone plays a direct role in sexual desire for both men and women as well as being helpful for keeping us more lean while building more muscle.
Fat is important in the production of testosterone. Women do have testosterone but produce it in much lower quantities than men.
So when our diet is low in fat, it tends to shut down that testosterone production.” Good sources of healthy fats include seafood, avocados, eggs and nuts and seeds (such as pumpkin seeds, which also contain zinc, a micronutrient that can boost testosterone levels).
The pretty green parts on carrots that most people tear off and throw away are packed with nutrients that can help to boost testosterone levels. So next time you buy a bunch of carrots with the greens on them, throw them into your smoothie or make a pesto out of them!
The phytonutrients known as citrulline and arginine found in watermelon and especially the rind, help relax and dilate blood vessels. This relaxation of blood vessels not only relaxes the body; but also decreases inflammation while getting more blood to areas of the body that get our “juices flowing”.
Saffron is flower whose stamen is used to flavor rice in Iranian cooking. It has an intoxicating aroma that lends a beautiful color to many dishes. Numerous studies have shown that it has antidepressant effects which will certainly be of benefit for those needing that extra encouragement to get in the “mood”.