Low libido? Nature has many ways to improve your sexual health. In fact, there are a multitude of foods that are said to be aphrodisiacs. In the collective imagination, ginger is the best food for boosting libido, but the humble apple shouldn’t be overlooked as an option. Talking about aphrodisiac foods inevitably brings to mind the fiery root called ginger. Used for over 4,000 years in India and Asia, “shringavera” – Sanskrit for “deer antler shaped” – is undoubtedly one of the foods best known for its purported effects on desire.

Without wanting to taint its legendary status, science has not really recognized its aphrodisiac effects. But that’s no reason to shy away from this food, which has many benefits. While it may not fuel desire, ginger can have an effect on reproductive capacity, especially in men. With its antioxidant properties, the root helps the body fight against chronic diseases. It protects the DNA of spermatozoa, and therefore their quality.

Chew an apple

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it could also bring you closer to your partner, it seems, thanks to its many effects on sexual health. Indeed, this fruit, native to Central Asia, can help maintain good sexual health. According to an Italian study, women who eat more than two apples per week are more sexually fulfilled, both in terms of frequency of intimacy and personal satisfaction.

And the forbidden fruit is aptly named, because it contains phloridzine, a molecule close to estradiol, the main female sex hormone.

In addition, apples are rich in vitamins (C, A, B), minerals and trace elements. All in all, it’s a useful little snack to include in your diet.

Watch your general diet

So, are aphrodisiac foods overrated? When it comes to instantly arousing desire, their effectiveness is questioned by doctors. For example, watermelon has an effect on testosterone in men, but the average man would need to eat two to three whole watermelons in a day to feel the effects.

With age, the genitals tend to shrink. In women, the size of the vulva tends to decrease after menopause. In men, penis size and erectile function are impacted. To fight against this, choose a balanced diet, rich in antioxidants, to fully enjoy your sexual health for as long as possible.

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