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Healthy Foods for Healthy Libido


 Foods That Increase Libido and Foods that Squash

  • Black Raspberries

Both the berries and the seeds will transform your mind-set for getting in the mood.”This phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido and sexual endurance. Consume 10 black raspberries or a tablespoon of seeds a few hours before.

  • Figs: Are considered excellent stimulants of fertility which enhance secretions of pheromones. Eat up to five a day and see for yourself.

  • Watermelon: Texas A&M Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in 2008 found that watermelon contains a phytonutrient called citrulline, which the body converts to arginine, an amino acid that boosts nitric oxide levels in the body, which relax blood vessels and deliver Viagra-like effects to the human body’s blood vessels which aid in increasing libido.
  • Eggs:  Are high in protein, a source of stamina, low in calories and a good source of L-arginine, an amino acid which has been shown effective in treating types of heart ailments and erectile dysfunction.


  • Ginseng: Research found, at the University of Hawaii that women who took a ginseng supplement significantly upped their libido in a month, and 68 % said their overall sex life improved dramatically. Try Ginseng Tea or other natural products.


  • Saffron: Even though a bit pricey, this spice is a treat for your stomach and libido. Researchers at the University of Guelph have found that saffron can improve sexual performance. Use it in a soup or stew or soak the threads in hot liquid for 15 minutes then add to any grain like rice, quinoa, or barley.


    Ginger:  Ancient Asians used ginger for medicinal purpose to help with digestion and circulation temperature adjustment, mucoid detoxification (mucus-like residue that can coat your GI tract) a libido enhancer and as a defense against winter’s hard cold and flu season. Use raw, in supplement form, added to a recipe, in a juicing drink, or in hot water with a whole squeezed lemon for a great liver detox.

Top 10 List Of  Leafy Greens

  1. Kale: This nutrition powerhouse “offers everything you want in a leafy green. It’s an excellent source of “Vitamin C which aids in blood circulation to organs and has also been associated with an improved female libido. Vitamin A, and K, has a good amount of calcium for a vegetable, and also supplies folate and potassium. Kale’s ruffle-edged leaves may range in color from cream to purple to black depending on the variety. Great for juicing but before juicing or cooking with kale, collards, turnips, and chard,  it is recommended to swishing the greens in a water-filled sink, draining the sink, then repeating this rinse until the leaves are dirt -free. A favorite cooking method for these four greens is to rub the leaves in olive oil or tahini (sesame paste) and cook them for five minutes with garlic, olive oil, and broth.
  2. Collards:  Collard greens are similar in nutrition to kale. But they have a heartier and chewier texture and a stronger cabbage-like taste. The wide leaves can be used as a wrapper instead of tortillas or bread.  A half cup has 25 calories.
  3. Turnip greens:  Buy turnips with the tops on, you get two vegetables in one.  More tender than other greens and needing less cooking, this sharp-flavored leaf is low in calories yet loaded with “Vitamin C aids in blood circulation to organs and has also been associated with an improved female libido, vitamins  A, and K as well as calcium.
  4. Swiss chard: With red stems, stalks, and veins on its leaves, Swiss chard has a beet-like taste and soft texture that’s perfect for juicing and sauteing. Both Swiss chard and spinach contain oxalates, which are slightly reduced by cooking and can bind to calcium, a concern for people prone to kidney stones. Chard contains 15 calories in one-half cup and is a good source of vitamins A and C.  Sweet-and-sour chard made by adding raisins and vinegar to the cooked greens.
  5. Spinach: Popeye’s favorite vegetable has 20 calories per serving, plus it’s packed with “Vitamin C aids in blood circulation to organs and has also been associated with an improved female libido and vitamins A , as well as folate. Also a well-known source of zinc, which plays a central role in the creation of hormones and clitoris sensitivity. Heat reduces the green’s oxalate content, freeing up its dietary calcium cooked spinach gives you more nutrition than raw. Spinach leaves can be cooked quickly in the water that remains on them after rinsing, frozen chopped spinach is convenient to use and this mild-flavored vegetable can be added to soups, pasta dishes, casseroles or they can be eaten raw in salads and juicing.
  6. Mustard greens:  Similar nutrition profile to turnip leaves and collards, mustard greens have scalloped edges and come in red and green varieties. They have a peppery taste and give off a mustardy smell during cooking. Their spiciness can be toned down by adding an acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice, toward the end of cooking. Cooked mustard greens have 10 calories in one-half cup.
  7. Broccoli: With 25 calories a serving, broccoli is rich in vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A, potassium, and folate.   Kids  call this veggie “trees,” they often like it best raw or steamed with a yogurt-based dip. Add fresh broccoli into pasta during the last three minutes of cooking so both are ready at the same time.
  8. Red and Green Leaf and Romaine Lettuce: A familiar sight in salad bowls, these lettuces are high in vitamin A and offer some folate. Leaf lettuces have a softer texture than romaine, a crunchy variety used in Caesar salads. Fans of Iceberg lettuce may go for romaine, a crispy green that’s better for you. The darker the lettuce leaf, the more nutrition it has, making red leaf slightly healthier than green. One cup contains 10 calories
  9. Cabbage: Although paler in color than other leafy greens, this cruciferous vegetable is a great source of cancer-fighting compounds and vitamin C.  This versatile green “the workhorse of the kitchen has red and green varieties, cabbage can be cooked, added raw to salads or stir fries, shredded into a slaw, or made into sauerkraut. One-half cup cooked has 15 calories.
  10. Iceberg Lettuce: This bland-tasting head lettuce is mostly water.  Iceberg lettuce contains an opiate that helps to activate sex hormones, It’s not devoid of all nutrition,  it can be a starter green to draw you into a broader array of salad greens


  • 3 Libido Squasher’s

    Oysters are a well-known source of zinc, which plays a central role in the creation of hormones and clitoris sensitivity, but they are also a toxic food, Oysters and other shellfish can absorb the toxins and parasites in the ocean, which can often outweigh the benefits of zinc.” Skip the seafood and eat a bowl of spinach for a similar low-calorie, high-zinc option

    Processed Baked goods contain saturated trans fats disturbing human cells , the immune system the fats and sugar surround the cells, coagulating them so that vital food glucose can’t be absorbed and remains in the blood, raising blood sugar and lowering libido also clogging ventricles, reducing oxygen to sexual organs, and preventing the spleen from producing enough white blood cells, so female eggs and male sperm have difficulty multiplying.

    Dairy has lactic acid and oxygen-destroying elements that can squash libido, therefore, limit dairy to three times per week since, it does have Calcium, linked to cell and sexual health.  Healthy cells have increased sensitivity for better circulation to genitalia, thus giving more pleasure. Best to get your calcium from almond milk, leafy greens, sprouted beans, cabbage, broccoli, and wheatgrass juice

     Aliza Zisman, L.Ac, Nccaom

    East West San Diego


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