It is a known fact in modern times that eating specific natural foods can get the mojo going. People nowadays often resort to chemicals which assure the prescribed effects albeit with a possibility of the occurrence of side-effects later or immediately. Succulent fruits, exotic vegetables are known to spice up the sex life. The foods mentioned below have certain circulatory, muscle strengthening effects that pave the way for a good sexual appetite and the energy to fuel sexual activity. Here are the top 10 natural foods that go a long way in enhancing sexual activity and boosting sex power.
In order to go “nuts” while sex, one should increase the ingestion of nuts. Nuts are high in the amino acid arginine which is vital to the synthesis of nitric oxide, a compound that is involved in generating erections. The oil contained in nuts also pushes down the cholesterol level, maintaining overall good health. According to studies, men who consume 3000 mg of arginine rich foods have a better sexual performance than those who don’t. Peanuts, cashews, walnuts etc are great sources of food required to have a good sexual life.
Zinc, commonly known as the “sex mineral” is extremely vital to the production of testosterone. Therefore, zinc plays a huge role in determining the sexual performance of a human. Consumption of zinc ups the testosterone production and sperm count in males. Oyster, having the reputation of being the age old “virility” food is considered as a good source of zinc and greatly enhances sexual power. Oysters are also good for the overall reproductive activity in men. They are best consumed raw provided they are fresh and free from contaminated water.
8. Green vegetables:
Out of green vegetables, spinach is a potent source of magnesium. Magnesium helps dilate blood vessels and ensures better blood flow to the genitals thereby creating greater arousal for men and women both. Spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard are also good sources of folate also called as the “sex nutrient”. Folate maintains reproductive health in both males and females. It also lowers blood levels of a harmful substance homocysteine.
Though eggs may not look like the perfect food for sexual power, they certainly help in enhancing the longevity of a human’s sexual life. Often quoted as one of the purest sources of protein, eggs are also rich in vitamins B6 and B5 which help balance hormone levels and are responsible for a healthy libido. The vitamin content in eggs help fight stress levels thereby boosting the sex drive and ensuring harder erections. A plateful of eggs in the morning is the perfect way to kick-start a day that would end with steamy sex.
6. Red Wine:
Yet another reason to drink! Red wine contributes to the increase in libido levels in the body. According to researchers, the antioxidants coupled with the alcohol in the wine triggers the production of nitric oxide in the blood. This allows the artery walls to relax, increasing the blood flow to the genitals. The results have indicated an affirmative response between consumption of wine and sexual appetite. But one should be careful as excessive consumption of alcohol can adversely affect a human’s sex power and put a damper on performance.
5. Dark Chocolate:
Devouring dark chocolate has always been treated as sensually arousing. Dark chocolate contains a compound termed as phenylethylamine that releases endorphins usually produced during sex and also does its part in increasing the feelings of attraction between two people. They also increase the amount of nitric oxide in the blood thereby enhancing arterial blood flow. Chocolate also enhances the mood for sexual craving as proven by a British study.
Watermelons have been called the new Viagra according to many experts. It is said that eating watermelon delivers effects akin to Viagra’s. The fruit contains citrulline amino acid that is extremely good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax blood vessels that enhance sex drive. Watermelons help get in the mood for sex as they increase libido. Those looking for a boost in their sexual lives deserve to add this sweet treat to their daily dose of fruits.
Considered one of the “superfoods” for amazing sex power, asparagus contains folate which aids the production of histamine necessary for maintaining a healthy sex drive in men and women. A proper level of histamine in the body is quintessential for having a sex life free from complications. Since the early times, asparagus was considered as a successful aphrodisiac (derived from “asperge” which is slang for the male sex organ) consumed by both males and females for promoting fertility. As an aphrodisiac, asparagus is considered to have psycho-physiological benefits because of its shape. It triggers the mind to have a physiological response to boost sexual activity.
Garlic, known to repel people, also holds the power and the elixir to ensuring a satisfying sex life. It is known to stir up sexual desires as the heat inside the garlic ups the libido level that makes partners want to cuddle more often than not! Garlic contains allicin that increases flow of blood to the organs engaged in sexual activity. However this would only show effects if taken for a prolonged period of time. It also fights causes of impotence in men and is overall a wonder food for people willing to invest more in their sexual life.
The fruit is commonly named as “ahucatl” or the “testicle tree” owing to its shape bearing resemblance to the human sex organ. Despite being delicious, avocado is extremely beneficial for shooting high libido levels in the body. High level of folic acid in avocado gives more energy by metabolizing proteins whereas the vitamins B6 increase male hormone production. In women, avocado regulates the thyroid gland. Back in the day, avocado was considered as a special “sex” food by many Catholicmet Spanish priests.
Nike started out as the leader in sports shoes. But some time in the mid-80s, Reebok ousted Nike from the no. 1 slot. Only when Nike signed the Chicago Bulls rookie, Michael Jordan, and released Air Jordans did it reclaim its spot. Air Jordans still generate over $2 billion per year, while Reebok was acquired by Adidas in 2005.
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3. MCI and AT&T
This was a classic case of David versus Goliath. MCI sued AT&T, won $1.6 billion and dismantled the stranglehold AT&T had over telecommunication technology. MCI paved the way for newer service providers to get in the game and challenge the rules, thereby ensuring increasingly reduced prices and better services for consumers. MCI filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and got acquired by Verizon in 2005.
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4. Lamborghini and Ferrari
This is a rivalry Mario Puzo would've written about, if he were one to write about supercars. They're both Italian-made, and both ridiculously expensive. In 2010, Ferrari's net revenue was a whopping $2.7 billion as compared to Lamborghini's measly $132 million. 'Nuff said!
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5. McDonald's and Burger King
The burger wars began with the Whopper and the Big Mac. Both companies have been trying to give consumers the best value for money (not to mention cholesterol issues and coronaries!) All the rivals in the food industry wars find themselves stymied by the healthy-eating frenzy that seems to have swept across the world. So now they fight about whose burger is healthier!
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6. Ford and GM
These companies have been at war with each other for more than 100 years. Ford was the clear favorite when this war began. Ford's victory, however, was shortlived. GM outdid Ford for almost 8 decades, but declared bankruptcy in 2011.
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7. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
There's an honest-to-god song about their rivalry -- that should tell you just how famous it is. They may not like the products the other one makes, but that hasn't meant one won't bail the other out of a bad situation. Jobs once borrowed $150 million from Gates to keep Apple afloat.
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8. Energizer and Duracell
Both companies have a supercharged ADHD bunny for a mascot. When you've got pink bunnies battling it out, you know it doesn't get more competitive than that!
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9. IBM and HP
HP has been outdoing IBM on the revenue front for the past decade or so, but it isn't always and only about revenues. IBM has its strong suit in a solid sales strategy while HP is all about aggressive moves.
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10. Airbus and Boeing
They've been at loggerheads since the early 90s. Not only do they keep trying to one up each other in technology and price, they also regularly accuse each other of receiving state funding from their respective governments. I guess it's only a matter of time before they start hurling shoes and chairs at each other, Indian parliament-style!
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11. Disney Channel and Nickelodeon
Disney is a behemoth in the world of children's entertainment. Nickelodeon has got Disney running scared. It's a battle that continues to rage as one channel keeps trying to outperform the other. Disney has even gone so far as to steal Nickelodeon's top executives. It isnt for nothing that they say, "Everything's fair in love and war".
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12. Camel and Marlboro
The thing about cigarettes, like most things really, is that it's all about individual tastes. The thing about smokers is that they can't be put into a box. There are those who will smoke just the one brand, come hell or high water, and then there are those who will smoke whatever's cheapest and/or most readily available. So while Camel and Marlboro continue to try to steal each other's smokers by changing slogans and packaging, what they should be focusing on is making their products easier to buy.
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13. DC and Marvel
Back in the 90s, when this particular battle first started, Marvel almost went bankrupt. But Marvel stuck it out somehow and Disney acquired it in 2009. Marvel's success has been unstoppable ever since. DC became a part of the Time-Warner conglomerate in 1989 and has done fairly well, too. Both these companies look at the other as a worthy competitor and afford each other the respect a worthy rival deserves.
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14. Apple and Microsoft
To the layperson, better known as the consumer, Apple is all about exclusivity and Microsoft is all about being as inclusive as possible. So while Apple continues to make products that refuse to make friends with any other product, Microsoft has made it its mission to make products that play well with others. Apple may have the upper hand as far as hardware is concerned, but Microsoft has got the Windows operating system. It's all very Amitabh Bachchan-Shashi Kapoor in 'Deewar'. Apple may have the car, the bungalow and the bank balance, but none of it compares to the fact that Microsoft has The Mother.
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15. Nintendo and Sony
In the blue corner, heavyweight champion Sony's Playstation stands ready to defend its title. In the red corner, featherweight challenger Nintento's Wii hopes to win. It isn't really a fair fight, this. But you've got to hand it to Nintendo for trying. If gaming were about loyalty, Nintendo would win points just for sticking it out this long. But it's mostly about graphics, and Sony has that down pat. That's why Sony has been dominating the gaming world for decades, and continues to do so.
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16. Budweiser and Miller
Benjamin Franklin said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy". Budweiser and Miller have been fighting it out for the number one spot on beer lover's lists the world over. They started out neck and neck in the 80s. Miller surged ahead when it introduced Miller Lite. Rumor has it that Miller's President wipes his feet on a carpet with the Budweiser logo on it. Talk about rubbing it in!
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17. Adidas and Puma
This one's a family feud gone global. Many, many years ago, two brothers had a falling out. And that is how Adidas and Puma came to be. The animosity between them extended to the 22,000 people in the town of Herzogenaurach, for over 60 years. The people who worked for Adidas wouldn't talk to those who worked for Puma, and vice-versa. It was all very 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'West Side Story'. Two people from opposing sides couldn't marry each other without incurring the wrath of both sides. It wasn't until 2009, long after both brothers had died, that the two companies finally put aside their feud and even played a friendly game of soccer.
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