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10 Foods That Can Actually Take Your Bedroom Stamina to New Heights

Chris Perrin is part mad scientist, part glutton, and part culinary adventurer who is always ready to hit the kitchen to make something delicious. Cooking, especially for friends, has always been one of his deepest passions and explains ...

We love these delicious, nutritious foods 'with benefits' — sex benefits, that is

6. Watermelon

Watermelon is packed with citrulline, a natural chemical that helps the body increase oxygen flow in the blood. If possible, try to find a way to mix watermelon with garlic and/or ginger, both of which are found to cause blood to flow into the private parts in both women and men.

More: The One Thing You Should Never Do With Watermelon

7. Lemon

When you're making that romantic Valentine's Day, anniversary or TGIF meal for your boo, don't forget to put on the finishing touch — fresh lemon zest is not only flavorful, but it may be an "underutilized enhancer of pleasure," according to Dr. Ramsey.

For men especially, Dr. Ramsey says that a zest of lemon will have an immediate below-the-belt impact. He explains, "Compounds in the pith act much like Viagra, and others in the zest promote a dreamy, pleasurable state by stimulating the brain's opiate receptors."

8. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is an ancient symbol of romance seen throughout literature, and it's making its modern-day comeback in the new millennium. We already know that pomegranates are kind of hard to eat, which means you may have to spend a few extra minutes licking the pulp off your date's fingers. But that ripe and juicy fruit that strangely resembles the female anatomy also has nutritional benefits — as a prime source of antioxidants and a booster of sexual appetite.

"The antioxidants present in this delicious fruit are a triple threat!" Lewis says. "They help increase testosterone production, improve blood circulation and improve mood."

9. Nuts

The puns may abound when serving nuts before sex, but L-arginine-rich nuts, like pistachios, peanuts and walnuts, can have a powerful effect when eaten pre-nookie. Lewis says, "It’s all about the L-arginine! L-arginine is an amino acid, which stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which helps dilate blood vessels, which in turn increases blood flow to the penis, strengthening erections."

Lewis adds, "Bonus: Watermelon contains an antioxidant that transforms into L-arginine once ingested."

10. Chocolate

Is there anything chocolate can't do? In particular, dark chocolate, while already being sexy on its own, helps release chemicals in the brain that lead to euphoria. This can help lead to a prolonged sexual experience. It's also packed with antioxidants, which generally make the body perform better.

Dr. Ramsey says, "Coffee and dark chocolate are Mother Nature's stimulants. Doubters should try a double espresso and 3 ounces of dark chocolate before their next morning romp."

We love these delicious, nutritious foods 'with benefits' — sex benefits, that is
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