The 11 Best Libido-Boosting Foods

From asparagus to egg yolks, these foods will help get you in the mood!

May 22, 2012

Foods That Get You in the Mood

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Every time you choose a meal, you have the opportunity to bolster your health--including your sexual health. Dozens of studies link a healthy sex life to a stronger immune system and lower prostate cancer risk. Sex also serves as a natural pain reducer and antidepressant, thanks to the feel-good hormones and endorphins it releases. Best of all, people who have healthy sex lives tend to live longer. Luckily, choosing certain healthful foods can provide a healthy boost in mood and sexual desire. Just remember to choose organic foods, or your plan could backfire. A 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that atrazine, one of the most commonly applied herbicides in the world, messed with more than just weeds. In animal studies, even diluted concentrations slashed sex drive and hormone levels, damaged fertility, and (YIKES) even turned some male frogs into females. Not sexy!

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