Your guide to foods to boost your libido

Eat the foods that will supercharge your sexual desire

There is so much research going into how to treat low sexual desire. In 2023, boffins from Imperial College London looked into hormone treatment and showed promising results. But while we wait for a cure for loss of libido, a condition, that, according to the BBC, affects one in 10 of us, what else can we try? Here’s something that’s easy and can work.

What you eat can get you in the mood in more ways than one. Yes, certain foods really can affect your sexual desire. So, here are five foods you should put in your shopping trolley if you want your evening to go off with a bang.



Apples are full of quercetin, an antioxidant known to promote blood circulation, treat erectile dysfunction and address low sexual desire. Apples also contain flavonoid, which is thought to be one reason why men who eat a lot of fruit have a slightly lower chance of having erectile dysfunction. Apples are great for women too, it seems. They contain a chemical that resembles the female sex hormone estradiol, which protects against vaginal dryness. And studies have shown that those women who eat an apple or two every day have better sexual functioning then those who don’t crunch apples at lunch.


There are plenty of reasons why men should munch on carrots. They prevent sperm damage and boost sperm count and mobility, thanks to the beta-carotene in carrots. The potassium and vitamin E in carrots can also help delay the onset of age-related erectile dysfunction. It’s good for women too. The undigestible fibres in carrots also help to balance our hormones, particularly levels of estrogen.



If you’ve got low levels of vitamins A, K and zinc, you can be more prone to suffering with premature ejaculation. Fix that and improve your sexual stamina with a big portion of okra, which is bursting with those nutrients. It’s good for women too, particularly those in need of extra lubrication, as it prevents vaginal dryness.


Hard to believe, given it’s over 90 per cent water, but thanks to a phytonutrient called citrulline, there are definite sexual benefits to this tropical fruit. Here’s the science behind it: nitric oxide is a molecule that helps to relax and widen our blood vessels. Our bodies convert the citrulline in watermelon into arginine, which stimulates the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has a similar effect on men that Viagra does.


Reduce your sexual worries with a boiled egg. Eggs are a great source of vitamin B (particularly B5 and B6), which help to keep your sex drive high and your stress levels low, so less chance of anxiety or premature ejaculation spoiling the fun. Eggs also have L-arginine in them, which has been shown to be helpful in treating erectile dysfunction.


Red wine

If you need something to wash all that food down, this is your tipple of choice. Red wine is bursting with vitamins A, C and E and powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene. They’re all great for improving vascular health, allowing quicker blood flow, which helps maintain an erection. It also boots testosterone levels, a hormone responsible for sex drive in both men and women. Women who drink moderate amounts of red wine have been shown to have higher sexual desire and better vaginal lubrication.


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