Ten food items that help boost your sex life

The Asian Age With Agency Inputs

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Lacklustre sex or one that ends before it properly begins is not ideal.We share a list of food that might help you achieve more in bed.

Most food items contain some property or the other which helps boost performance in bed (Photo: Pixabay)

There are certain things in life which you wish lasted longer. A doctor’s appointment or going shopping with family may not be it, but sex surely is.

And let’s face it; no one likes a half-hearted attempt at intimacy or one which lacks spunk.

According to researchers, while the average love-making lasts anywhere between three minutes to 13 minutes, an optimum lovemaking should last for around 25 minutes at least.

Woody Allen had once famously said, “Is sex dirty? Only when it's being done right.” So, taking cue from his famous quote, here are ten edibles to boost your lovemaking endurance and last long, really long in bed.

Watermelon contains amino acids which increase blood flow to penis and keeps erection on for longer

Watermelon: This fruit contains L-citrulline. It is an amino acid that can help make the erection harder. L-citrulline converts to L-arginine once it's in the body stimulating the production of nitric oxide, which increases blood flow to the penis, thus, in the process, strengthening erections.

Chilli contains capsaicin that helps in arousal

Chilli: Peppers contain a significant amount of capsaicin. This compound releases chemicals that increase heart rate, mirrors signs of arousal, and pumps up the libido.

Apples contain quercetin which improves endurance

Apples: This fruit contains high levels of quercetin which is an antioxidant flavonoid that improves endurance. Since the body goes through almost the equal kind of endurance while having sex, like during workout, a bit of endurance between the sheets never hurt anybody.

Ginger aids artery health by improving blood flow

Ginger: The humble ginger, not much to look at, aids sex by improving artery health and aiding blood flow in the body.

Banana contains carbs that provides energy and potassium to help one keep going

Banana: Yes, the banana is important for sex (no, pun intended). This tropical fruit contains carbs that provides energy and potassium to help one keep going. Bananas have muscle-relaxing minerals which help prevent cramps and muscle spasms which could otherwise be a bummer during sex.

Oats contain l-arginine, an amino acid used to treat erectile dysfunction

Oats: A popular breakfast all across the world, it not only contains l-arginine, an amino acid used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it also helps lower cholesterol levels. Having high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis, a condition that clogs and narrows arteries, impairing blood flow. Arteries surrounding the genital area are narrower than coronary blood vessels and are more susceptible to clots. Better the cholesterol level, better the erection.

Garlic helps in stopping fatty deposits in arteries

Garlic: Even the ancient Egyptians would eat garlic to boost stamina in bed. Garlic helps stop the formation of new fatty deposits, called nano plaques, inside arterial walls. Those are the same one which lead to the penis. Just a word of caution, it gives your breath a bad smell.

Pomegranate is rich source of antioxidants that support blood flow

Pomegranate juice: The juice is a rich source of antioxidants that support blood flow and can help improve erectile dysfunction.

Spinach is high in arginine which helps maintain erections

Spinach: Remember Popeye and his obsession for spinach? There may be some grain of truth to it. Spinach is high in arginine. When this amino acid hits your system, it converts to nitric oxide, which helps initiate and maintain erections.

Avocado contains mono saturated fat which improves blood flow to body, including penis

Avocado: Sometimes the stress of the day can come up unexpectedly while you are in between the sheets. The best way to combat that could be through having avocado. It turns out avocados are rich in stress-relieving B vitamins and are also a source of monosaturated fat, which has been shown to aid blood flow to the entire body—including the penis.