Feed Your Libido…

The best sex begins with great nutrition, according to international studies. Research on Maca is praised for: energy, strength, stamina, libido and sexual function. Doctors and Dietitians confirm that making certain minerals, vitamins and herbs as a part of your daily diet could add some zing to your step and encourage the Health Benefits of Sex.

Almonds, Basil, Vanilla are said to have a perfumes that entice and stimulate attraction.

Celery contains androsterone, a male hormone.  When men eat the celery, pheromones are released through the sweat glands, which then stimulates the female attraction. 

Dietary Source:  Truffles have the same effect!

Figs are fantastic finger foods to be shared between lovers.  They are high in Potassium, fiber, calcium and are all around heart healthy.

Garlic when crushed, releases an active enzyme called allicin.   Allicinassists in: erections, raises HDL cholesterol and fights off a variety of diseases.  The lack of an erection is typically due to reduced amounts of Nitric Oxide in the body.  Allicin inhibits iNOS (induced nitric oxide synthase) and allows nitric oxide to work better in the body.  Those with ED, may be showing a more serious problem that should be brought to your doctor’s attention.  

Dietary Source: Garlic clove: minced  in a vinaigrette,  tossed with vegetables, or rubbed onto a warm slice of baguette bread.

Maca is an herb/ (root) found in Peru, that has been studied for it’s health benefits. Maca is praised for: energy, strength, stamina, libido and sexual function (proven to correct ED). Similar to graham flavor, maca can be added in cookies, cakes, blender drinks, chips, or taken in a capsule (500mg 3x’s/day).

Potassium assists in the body’s electrolyte balance by pushing out excess sodium from cells. It promotes nerve transmission, muscle and nerve functions and a strong healthy heart. 

Dietary Source: fruits, vegetables and legumes.

Vitamin B.

  • Increase mood stability
  • Creates energy reduces headaches, (B-2)
  • Increase blood circulation and is a vessel dilator (B-3).
  • Improves fertility and promotes heart health, (B-12)
  • Reduce depression and stress (B-5 and B-7),
  • Reduces weakness, numbness, tingling in arms, improves on diabetes (B-6)

Dietary Source:  Fortified Cereal, Garbanzo Beans, Chicken, Banana, liver, meat,  eggs, spinach, tomato, potatoes.

Vitamin E   is an important body lubricant for all organs and muscles. Additionally, it keeps skin, eyes and the heart healthy (increasing HDL cholesterol). 

Dietary Source: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Avocado, Almonds, Olives, Nuts, Seeds

 Zinc plays an important part in the desire to reproduce. Including, organ function, increase of sex hormones (estrogen, androgen’s, testosterone) and sperm production.  

Dietary Source: Oysters, beef, pork, dark meat poultry, lamb, peanuts, legumes, (meat /egg protein enhance zinc). 

Ideal Dinner for Two


  • Alcohol: Sparkling Water with lime slice and after dinner coffee (aphrodisiac)  
  • Vegans: Lobster or Tofu instead of steak
  • Shell Fish: Prosciutto, Olives, Almonds, Bruschetta


Cover table with a white table linen and lightly scatter rose petals. Or, be adventurous, use fresh basil leaves and halved almonds, instead.  Place a low lit vanilla candle in center of table.


  • Begin with 1 of Glass of wine (don’t over do it or the plan will fail!) 
  •  Oyster on half shell (or mussels and claims)
  • Olives.


  • Red Leaf lettuce,
  • Arugula,
  • Figs chopped
  • Avocado slices
  • Raspberry vinaigrette


  • 4 ounce fillet Mignon top off with  sauteed onions in EVOO,
  • Mashed Potatoes,
  • Steamed green beans and thinly sliced carrot sticks (or Asparagus). Toss with 1tbsp of EVOO, 1 minced garlic clove and chopped almonds.
  • May serve with multi-grain bread.


  • Chocolate cake (made with a small amount of Maca),
  • 1 glass Spumante
  • Strawberries to enhance flavor of wine.

By:  Kimberly Crocker

 Global Literature Research

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