Foods you should eat before intimacy (Photo: iStock)

What we eat affects every part of our lives in one way or another. It affects our mood, our energy levels and even our sex lives.

As we talk about sex, did you know that there are foods you should eat before intimacy and some you should probably save for later? On the list of things you should avoid are options that could make you gassy, those that ruin your breath like raw red onion and those that might give you some digestion issues.

On the opposite side, we have foods that are good to have before intimacy. They are healthy, they don't ruin the mood and, they have some benefits that could significantly improve your sex life.

Five of them are right here on this list:


Everyone loves avocados, well, almost everyone that is. This is a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed with different dishes or just on its own.

Many people love that rich avocado flavour and if you're a fan, you should also know that they are full of benefits for your sex life as well.


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The first benefit to note is that they help keep your heart healthy which is very important for a thriving sex life. Also, they have minerals like potassium which can increase sex drive, vitamin B6 which can help fight fatigue and vitamin E that can improve sperm quality.

Dark chocolate

Chocolate is known to be a 'sexy snack'. And if you think about it that could be why it has always been one of the best options if you're looking for a romantic gift to give your partner.

For a boosted sex life, dark chocolate especially comes with the best benefits. That is because it triggers the brain to release happy and feel-good chemicals. It can literally make you feel more relaxed and stress-free, which can make sex feel more pleasurable.


Strawberries are also another go-to romantic gift that people tend to choose. And there is a good reason why they are so popular so let me gist you.

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which is an essential libido-boosting vitamin. Also, their red colour can stimulate the brain to increase feelings of romance, another added benefit.


Nuts are one of the best snacks for heart health. They keep everything from the arteries to blood pressure in check which can prevent or even manage serious heart conditions.

When it comes to sex, they also make a great pre-sex snack. They can help to increase libido in both men and women. And for the guys specifically, they could improve erectile strength.

The best options that have the benefits you need include walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts.


It would also be a great idea to include more spinach in your meals before sex. Maybe you have already heard of the beauty and health benefits that they come with but, you could be getting more perks for your sexual functioning too if you eat them more often.

Spinach has an abundance of magnesium which is key for blood flow. It could also boost testosterone levels so it's almost like a natural Viagra.

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