5 Power Nutrients for Better Sexual Wellness

Source | Ana Maria Moroz

Source | Ana Maria Moroz

Studies have shown that eating certain foods with the essential nutrients can significantly impact your sexual health in many positive ways. The link between nutritious foods and sex drive isn’t that far off. But it is not just limited to preparing the body for Earth-shattering sex!

This goes beyond candlelight, sexy background music and the teasing lingerie. I’m talking about the essential compounds in food- nutrients. These power nutrients can improve your overall sexual wellbeing by protecting and nourishing the sexual organs like the uterus and vagina.

Plus, there’s no need to spend money on a bunch of pills because they can be easily found on your plate! With the ingredients in mind, prepare to satisfy your body by nurturing it with powerful nutrients. Simply put, here are five to keep your feminine fire roaring:

Fiber

We also associate fiber with maintaining optimal gut health. But as it turns out, this nutrient can be very beneficial. One prime example: it pulls all the extra estrogen from the body. When this occurs, less PMS symptoms are noted which can prevent fibroids. A half a cup of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and dark leafy greens like arugula should do the trick. It’s recommended to start slowly then work your way up to allow your body to adjust and prevent bloat. Then, increase it to 1 to 2 cups as the week progresses.

Maca

The widely sought after superfood was “all the rage” in the social media fitness girl movement some years ago. I recall a few Instagrammers promoting the nutrient because of its powerful benefits. The superfood contains an optimal mix of Vitamin C, Calcium and Magnesium; essential nutrients that are great to balance the stress hormones that can sabotage sex drive.

It is helpful towards women who take antidepressants as such drugs are notorious for affecting the libido. Maca is available in the powder form or in capsules and is located in most vitamin stores. It is recommended to adding a scoop to your smoothie bowl or soup if you wish to thicken it up.

Magnesium

The beloved mineral is great for relaxing the muscles (Epsom salts, anyone?!) and for relieving cramps. Not only that, it helps to balance insulin levels. This can be extremely important for conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I did an entire post some time ago about the condition, so feel free to check it out here! Most dieticians recommend aiming for 320 milligrams a day. You can obtain it from eating such foods like flaxseeds, nuts like almonds, and legumes.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D boosts up the antimicrobial compounds to aid the body with protection. Signs of urinary tract infections (UTI), vaginal dryness, and bacterial vaginosis are linked to low levels of the sunny vitamin so arming the body with the super arsenal is crucial. It is recommended to get up to 2,000 IU per day from a high-quality supplement. You can also obtain it by adding the fatty fish, salmon to your diet; go with wild caught cuts.

Zinc

No nutrient boosts the body for sex like high levels of zinc! It was discovered that women who have high levels of zinc in their bodies found it easier to prep for sex. This essential nutrient can be found in the seeds of strawberries and raspberries. Make foreplay healthier by feeding the paramour with a bowl of these fresh fruits just do without the heavy chemical laden whip cream. Instead, opt for a decadent bowl of melted dark chocolate for dipping. Splendeur délicieuse!

Source |

Center for Nutrition Studies. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Sciences. 2018.

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