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8 Foods to Boost Libido during Menopause


One of the most common symptoms of the menopause transition is a loss of libido. However, a lagging libido can be combated by a few easy dietary adjustments. Try these eight foods to boost your libido.

Foods that Increase Libido

There are a variety of foods that can help increase your libido.



Oysters are an aphrodesiac. While the slippery texture and briney taste may not suit all palates, its high zinc content boosts hormone levels, which can increase libido.



Full of vitamins, they help balance hormones while reducing stress. Stress is a common symptom of menopause and a key trigger for many menopausal symptoms.




Chocolate can boost your sex drive. Chocolate contains natural stimulants and chemicals, as well as a high level of magnesium, which boosts female libido. Enjoy.



Garlic, a pungent-smelling member of the onion family, is also an aphrodesiac. It contains allicin, which improves blood flow to sexual organs. Found in a large array of cuisines, it's an easy addition to any meal.



Bananas are high in vitamin B6, which combats fatigue and insomnia, which can help energize you.



Ginger stimulates the circulatory system, and increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones. Used as a flavor enhancer in a number of cuisines, it's also popular as a tea, and coated in sugar as candy.



Containing the chemicals beta carotene, zinc and vitamins B, C, and K, this unique green has aphrodisiac qualities. This has been recognized since the 19th century, when it was given to newlyweds before their wedding night.




Not only alluring in its sweetness and voluptuous texture, honey contains vitamins and minerals which stimulate hormones. It contains vitamin B as well as boron, which assists in the production of estrogen, giving your body a hormone lift and boosting libido.

More Information about Loss of Libido

Adding these foods to your diet can help give your libido the spark it needs, but there are many other simple lifestyle changes that can help. Click on the link below to learn more about how to overcome loss of libido during menopause.

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Strong Libido and Female Sexuality

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