Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 17th 2016 Contents per cent of women will experience a decline in libido.
Well before women hit menopause, their bodies begin
to make changes that affect hormone levels. The
ovaries, which are the source of 50 per cent of our
testosterone, become less active, decreasing the pro-
duction of the sex hormone that is key to our libido.
As estrogen decreases, so does testosterone. It s this
decline in testosterone that s really responsible for a
reduced sex drive.
However, there is some good news. The path to
greater sexual satisfaction could begin with what you
eat, resulting in the right balance of hormones and
conditions that ll get you closer to your goal of sexual
satisfaction and improved intimacy.
Listed below are some all natural libido boosters:
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, the ultimate sex min-
eral. Studies show that women with a greater sex
drive have higher levels of testosterone. To increase
your testosterone, add zinc to your diet. Zinc blocks
the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen.
A quarter-cup serving of pumpkin seeds may do the
For increased arousal, try watermelon. The com-
pounds present in watermelon may have a "Viagra-
like" effect, relaxing blood vessels and increasing
blood flow. Proper blood flow allows the tissues to
become engorged, aroused and lubricated.
L-arginine, an amino acid available in supplement
form, may dilate clitoral blood vessels, increasing
flow to erogenous zones and helping to improve
To beat the blues and hold on to a good mood,
which is essential to wanting to make love in the
first place, try rhodiola, a plant-derived supplement.
Rhodiola may help block the breakdown of the feel-
good hormones dopamine and serotonin. Increasing
dopamine can boost female sexual pleasure. Diluting
20-30 drops in a glass of water is the recommended
dosage for both men and women.
As cliché as it sounds, there s a reason chocolate-
covered strawberries are one of Cupid s favourite
weapons. Dark chocolate (make sure it s 70 per cent
cocoa) helps to increase dopamine levels, the brain s
"pleasure chemical;" the bioflavonoids in dark choco-
late also open up blood vessels and improve blood
flow. The sugar in the strawberries gives you a little
boost of energy. Combined, you may find yourself
feeling a little more inspired than usual.
To increase sex drive, add some fish to your diet.
Halibut can raise testosterone levels because it s high
in magnesium. Magnesium makes it more difficult
for testosterone to latch onto proteins in the
body. As a result, testosterone is distributed
in the blood, helping to
kick up your sex drive.
Look out for more
food guaranteed to
spice up your love life
January 17, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Sunday Guardian
Health Coach Week is being celebrated from
January 11-17. It is a time to celebrate the amazing
health transformations you ve inspired in yourself,
your family, your clients and your community.
So in consideration of this celebration, I want to
talk about something different---foods that boost
your libido. I came across an article by Dr Oz
titled, Ultimate Orgasm Libido Boosters which I
would like to share.
You would have recognised that you are not
alone if you feel your sex drive isn t what it used
to be. To change that, Dr Oz prescribes the all
natural foods and supplements guaranteed to spice
up your love life, turn up the heat in the bedroom,
and increase the fun for all.
Orgasms are anything but simple. They require
a complex dance of physical stimulation and reac-
tion. When every link in the chain does its job,
you experience a satisfying torrent of sensation.
But, as our bodies age, the chances that one of
those steps will be skipped increases, making an
already elusive goal of achieving orgasm that much
harder. And that s if you even get that far; battling
a diminished libido is often an additional, if not
And there s nothing to be ashamed about: 40
JANICE LEARMOND CRIQUI CPC, ACC
Ideal Life Associate Certified Coach
Foods that boost your libido
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