Do you know the most important factor for your performance as a good lover? It is Your mind. Studies involving men and women have shown that it is the mind that determines your performance with your partner more than anything else. Men and women were given a placebo and told that it would increase their libido; the majority said that they saw a significant increase in those areas. This shows us that it is the mind more than a pill that is responsible for the change.

So what does nutrition have to do with your libido and emotional health and how the mind works to help us have better health?

For women, the addition of soy in the diet will help to reduce the occurrence of hot flashes and adhere to the estrogen receptors, which are responsible for determining how much lubrication a woman needs. For men, soy is beneficial to helping the prostate healthy. Adding chili peppers and ginger to your diet will help improve your circulation and stimulate nerve endings, which will improve your pleasure.

Another added benefit to eating heart healthy foods is that they also help a man’s health by keeping the blood flowing properly through the arteries. If you have problems such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease this can affect the function of the male organs.

There are also a number of foods that are said to directly affect libido due to their aphrodisiac influence. These foods include ginseng, bananas, figs, asparagus, eels, and oysters. There are many myths that pertain to food and health that date back thousands of years, however there are some true benefits from certain foods and beverages.

The consumption of alcohol relaxes you and gives you a short term artificial boost in self confidence. Caffeine and sugar are the solution for a quick energy fix. These are just some quick short term things, it is the diet we follow daily for a long time that will go far to help us remain a better lover. Eating lean foods like fish along with fruits and vegetables are not just good for your performance in bed, but for your heart as well.