May 14, 2023


Having good habits and great control of your diet is essential for the body to function properly in general, and some foods help in the production of neurotransmitters and hormones related to the feeling of well-being and pleasure, thus influencing the proper functioning of the genitals and fertility.

The very increase in quality and life expectancy that a healthy diet offers promotes an improvement in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters essential for libido and sperm production.

Maintaining a balanced diet without excess fat and alcohol, in addition to completely avoiding addictions, such as cigarettes, can greatly improve sexual health.

Foods that can help

There are several foods that are important to maintain good health and contribute to the increase of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, hormones linked to pleasure, such as:

  • Foods rich in B complex vitamins (especially B6 and B12) such as animal protein (eggs, fish, poultry and red meat);
  • Dark green leafy vegetables;
  • Cinnamon;
  • Ginger;
  • Whole grains (rice, bread and pasta);
  • Fruits (banana, apple, avocado, strawberry, orange, dates);
  • Legumes (beans and lentils);
  • Chestnuts (walnuts and peanuts);
  • Bitter chocolate contributes to the increase of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, hormones linked to pleasure.

Zinc-rich foods are important to help improve the production of the hormone testosterone, which is essential for male sexual and reproductive function. It is found in legumes (beans, peas, lentils, pumpkin seeds and soybeans).

Factors that impair sexual performance

When we talk about food and its relationship with sexual performance, it is important to reinforce some factors that hinder and should be avoided, such as excess fat in food, sedentary lifestyle, stress, excess alcohol, cigarettes and drug use. All these customs increase the difficulties in having the feeling of pleasure and impair the functioning of the sexual organs.

In addition, they can lead to some diseases, such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, heart problems and hormonal imbalances, which also negatively affect sexual health.

Always remember to consult a specialist doctor and do not be intimidated if you are facing some events of lack of erection, erectile dysfunction or sexual impotence.

We emphasize that before taking any medication, it is important to talk to a doctor to assess which treatment is best. Get in touch with us and make an appointment. The best sexologist in Delhi can help you through personalized service and with total secrecy.