Libido Foods Go!

Mariah Freya
Written by Mariah Freya

Can certain foods increase our libido? Yes, definitely. Food is one source which fills up our energy tank. There are certain products or libido foods which load our sexual energy tank immensely. When it comes to diet I am not a professional nutritionist, but I have studied diet in my private life for many years and love to do research on this subject.

Time fact

The London Times has calculated that the average person spends six years and ten months eating during his or her 70 year life time. That’s a long time, so why not eat beautiful, yummy, healthy and energizing food which will even enhance your sex life?

Show me your libido

A high libido or sex drive is normally a good sign of health and strength, and it shows a potential for creating things in the world. Low libido can result from medication, the anti-baby pill, hormonal change, the female menstrual cycle, or for psychological reasons or stress. When we look to the East we find that a low libido can be associated with kidney deficiency. There may be further symptoms, for example  when you feel tired or dizzy, or have trouble with your lower back. In Chinese medicine the kidneys are the “the Gate of Vitality”. By having healthy kidneys we can actually achieve a healthy libido as well – so do some research on that topic.

9 Libido Foods

I want to create things, to use my life as a gift, and I definitely don’t want to waste it. So how can I use those six years and ten months of eating to keep my life vital, full of libido and joy?

1. Maca

Yep, it’s one of those super trendy superfoods from Peru. It grows 4,100 m above sea level in the Andes. Maca is the energising and revitalising superfood of the Incas, who revered it for its aphrodisiac qualities and wide-ranging benefits to the hormonal system. When I take a spoonful of Maca I get horny straight away! But it also has lots of healing potential.

2. I heart bananas

Oh yeah, they are very versatile. Yummy, full of B vitamins, which are fundamental for converting carbohydrates into energy, and believed to help with the production of the sex hormones such as testosterone. And they are great for your deep throating practice -but caution, no choking. Munch on one a few hours before getting busy to make the most of your monkey business, says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., author of Pleasure.

3. Celery seduction (for men)

It’s not to everyone’s taste but the stringy crunchy water stick can boost your sex life enormously. It’s full of androstenone and androstenol which make men more attractive to women.  According to an exhaustive study of purported aphrodisiac foods, celery is the “sexiest” substance on Earth. It has a combination of Vitamin E, magnesium, niacin, potassium and zinc, which are all required for great sex.

“When you chew a stalk of celery, you release androstenone and androstenol odor molecules into your mouth. They then travel up the back of your throat to your nose,” says Alan Hirsch, M.D., author of Scentsational Sex. “Once there, the pheromones boost your arousal, turning you on and causing your body to send off scents and signals that make you more desirable to women.”Guys if you are on a date eat a Celery stick beforehand and see what happens.  “The pheromones take effect immediately, so you should notice the women around you paying more attention to you right away,” says Dr. Hirsch.

4. Avocados the ‘testicle trees’

Everyone loves them. Light green, creamy, and full of good proteins and other vitamins.  They even seemed so sexy that at one time Spanish Catholic  priests forbade them to their parishioners. Enjoy them either on a piece of yummy bread or Mexican style with tacos and chillies.

5. Chillies

You love it hot, passionate and spicy. Try Chillies and you will spice up your libido. The reason they can increase our libido is Capsicum, which is the substance that gives chillies their heat, and releases endorphins and other “feel good” hormones.

6. Goji Berries

goji berries

I found these berries when I was travelling through the Spiti Valley in North India. It’s one of the rare places in the world where you can still observe traditional Tibetan culture. Even at over 3,000 m altitude, living things still thrive. Here the Goji Berry finds its home. However most of the Goji Berries on the market will come from China. They are known as a strong sexual tonic. They increase testosterone levels, stimulating the libido in both men and women. Furthermore, they improve overall stamina, mood and wellbeing, all of which are vital for an optimum sex life.

7. Oysters

Cleopatra loved Oysters, as did Casanova. Even in the romantic Venetian time virgins were seduced by sliding an oyster from his mouth to hers. Yum, that should get you into the mood! It is not just a superstition that oysters are aphrodesiacs – it has recently been proven that they increase dopamine levels which in turn boosts the libido in men and women.  And oysters are an extra source of zinc, which is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm.

8. Watermelon

Is it really the new Viagra? Bhimu Patil, researcher and director of the Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center at Texas A & M University, has stated that eating watermelon delivers Viagra-like effects on blood vessels throughout the body and may increase libido! On those hot days it is the perfect time to make a Watermelon Sorbet for yourself and your lover. This yummy fresh fruit contains citrulline amino acid. Citrulline is good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax the blood vessels, thus increasing your and your lover’s libido. Enjoy…

 9. Cocoa Abundance

cocoa beansOh my god I love chocolate and so does the world! There were 3.54 million tonnes of cocoa beans produced in 2008-2009 . That’s unbelievable – there must be something to it that it’s almost everyone’s favourite sweet. Chocolate comes from cocao beans. Raw cocoa was also termed the nourishment of the gods by the Aztecs. It’s a superfood with lots of antioxidants and stimulating chemicals such as phenylethlamine which stimulates the sense of excitement and wellbeing. The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that found that women who enjoy a piece of chocolate on a daily basis have a more active sex life than those you don’t. I love to make raw chocolate cream, with raw cocao powder, cocoa butter and some coconut oil. It’s the best treat for a Gooddass lifestyle.

Finally it’s not only about eating these libido foods, it’s also about our life balance…

  • Eating a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Sleeping enough – which means going to bed before midnight.
  • Exercising – it improves blood flow to the sex organs  and can also change your mood through the production of endorphins.
  • Lowering our daily stress levels by meditating or practicing yoga or stress-reducing activities.

Not everything mentioned here works for everyone, and there are lot more libido foods out there. Most of those libido foods I shared work for me or for my boyfriend –  it’s a matter of trying and finding out what works for you.

You can also check some other ways to increase your libido!

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About the author

Mariah Freya

Mariah Freya

Mariah Freya is a sex & orgasm coach, urban goddess and founder of She opens up the topic of sexuality in all its diversity through her videos, articles and online courses. Mariah has a powerful global mission: Liberating sexuality from below the belly button up, and helping the individual grow through pleasure into fulfilment.