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4 Things You Can Eat That Make Sex Better
Beyond the clichés of frisky-making oysters and awkwardly suggestive fruit, these real, easy-to-find, non-specialty foods have the potential to improve your sex life.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with flaxseed oil (and raisins, if you're into that kind of thing)
Any medical expert—nutritionist, sex researcher, internist, heart surgeon—will tell you that the best things to eat for a healthy love life are also the best things for a healthy heart. As Dr. Oz has repeatedly stressed, when your arteries are clogged and your circulation is impaired, blood can't flow to where it needs to go, and in this case, it needs to get to your genitals. Oatmeal not only lowers cholesterol, but it's also a great source of L-arginine. This amino acid contributes to the production of nitric oxide, a gas that is released by the blood vessels in order to dilate, says Steven Lamm, MD, an internist and director of men's health for NYU Medical Center. L-arginine is key to your partner's sexual readiness and yours, so drizzle some flaxseed (nuts and seeds are also good sources) on your oatmeal to start everyone's day off right.