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7 Foods to Improve Sexual Health

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May 8 2019, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

Your sexual health goes beyond eating peaches and pineapples. The only way to ensure your sexual health is in tip top shape is by eating foods that are filled with nutrients, probiotics, and more. Not to say peaches and pineapples aren’t good for you, any fruits and vegetables will benefit your overall health. But, they do not yield benefits like preventing dryness or regulating periods. Here are some foods you should be eating to improve your sexual health:

1. Yogurt

This is the most important food to benefit your sexual health. It contains healthy bacteria, probiotics, and active cultures to maintain a healthy pH.

2. Pickles

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Pickles and pickle juice contain so many general health benefits. It is also a probiotic, which balances pH. Not to mention, pickle juice has been proven to treat menstrual cramps due to their high sodium levels.

3. Avocados

Avocados have amazing benefits to your vaginal health. They help prevent dryness as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E, which produce sex hormones. That means spending extra on guac is totally worth it.

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4. Garlic

Garlic is actually high in allicin, which helps circulate blood flow improving your libido and overall sexual health. They also can be used to treat yeast infections at home. Disclaimer: if garlic isn’t fixing the infection, PLEASE get actual over-the-counter medication or see your OBGYN.

5. Almonds

Almonds are rich in zinc, which aides in regulating menstrual cycles. Pumpkin seeds also have these similar effects.

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6. Soy

Soy also helps improve your sexual health by preventing dryness. Definitely stick to more natural forms of soy such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, and miso.

7. Dark Chocolate

Pure dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, methylxanthines and phenylalanine, which produces dopamine. It can improve sexual health in many ways. Pure dark chocolate contains antioxidants, and helps to soothe nerves and improve libido.

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