Improve Your Sex Life Diet
by Terry Farris
Many foods can help boost your sex life by improving the look and feel of skin, aiding energy and increasing feelings of well-being.
Zinc in particular can help a flagging sex life. In addition to increasing fertility, heightening the senses of taste and smell, and regulating his sperm function, this ‘sexy mineral’ plays a part in the healing processes of the body.
This sample menu combines a variety of foods with different benefits that can all boost your libido and sexual well-being.
Try a compote of figs, bananas and strawberries. The first two can improve sexual stamina and berries can aid in fertility.
Tuck into a plate of cold sliced chicken breast, with a wedge of camembert cheese - both of these foods contain a good supply of zinc. Serve with a small salad of avocado and tomato, good sources of vitamin E for healthy, soft skin. Scatter with freshly torn basil leaves and slices of fresh mozzarella, then drizzle with some fruity olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
For an evening meal, choose lamb or beef fillet, seasoned and browned first in a little oil, then roasted in a baking dish with fresh rosemary and a splash of red wine. You can prepare a brown rice pilaf (below) and roast the meat while the rice is cooking.
For one person measure 75ml /2 1/2 fl oz of rice in a measuring cup (for two use 150ml/5 fl oz). Heat a little oil in a medium saucepan and fry one small chopped onion until soft and just beginning to colour. Add the rice and stir so the oil and onion just coat the grains. Boil the kettle and measure out 150ml boiling water and pour onto the rice. (If cooking enough for two, use 300ml boiling water.) Add half a teaspoon of salt, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to very low, cover and let the rice cook for 35-40 minutes without lifting the lid.
When the rice is done stir in some toasted flaked almonds and serve with the meat and some lightly steamed asparagus.
Red meat, brown rice and almonds are excellent sources of zinc, and asparagus provides vitamin E, an antioxidant that also contributes to healthy skin and cells.
Melt a little dark chocolate and serve as a dip with fresh strawberries. In addition to boosting fertility, strawberries are rich in the all-important vitamin C. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a natural chemical present in the brain thought to cause the feelings experienced when one is in love. There are also stimulants in chocolate, theobromine and caffeine, that may not improve your health but will help keep you going for, ahem, short periods.