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Low libido: Six foods to include in your diet to give your sex drive the boost it needs

Low libido, also referred to as low sex drive, is usually linked to stress, tiredness or relationship problems, but can sometimes be triggered by an underlying medical condition. To find out the cause, your first port of call should be to see your doctor. But it’s also important to note that everyone’s sex drive is different and there’s no such thing as having ‘normal’ libido. If your low libido isn’t caused by anything serious, one expert says making sure you get plenty vitamin E in your diet can help. 

Nutritionist Rick Hay recommended to Healthista vitamin E for boosting sex drive.

He said the vitamin is important in increasing sex drive because it increases testosterone levels which therefore increases stamina and also helps raise desire.

He added: “For men, it also enhances sperm count and motility.”

Research published in the Archives of Andrology shows that study participants who took 400mg of vitamin E in connection with 225 mpg of selenium showed improvements in sperm motility.

Increased testosterone levels also helps with blood flow and oxygenation of the body, according to Rick.

Vitamin E is available in supplement form but the Department of Health and Social Care warns not to take too much, as it could be harmful.


Taking 540mg or less a day of vitamin E supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

It also advises: “You should be able to get the amount of vitamin E you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.”

Six foods packed with vitamin E include:

  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Butternut squash
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Broccoli
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When it comes to drink, many associate champagne as the perfect arousal drink.

But Holland & Barrett cites red wine as being the libido-boosting beverage of choice.

It says: “Forget the bubbles. A study published in Nutrition Journal in 2012 found that red wine can increase the amount of sex hormone testosterone in men by blocking its excretion in urine.

“Another study found moderate intake of one or two glasses of red wine a day improved both desire and lubrication in women.”

But if you’re going to enjoy a glass of red, be aware of how much you’re drinking.

Men and women are advised by the NHS not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.

Daily Express :: Health Feed

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