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8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

Let’s face it, us parents aren’t getting as much sexy time as we used to!

And even the most loved up of couples can experience a loss of sex drive after having kids – because we’re all pretty darn tired!

But there is good news. There are some things you can do to turn up the heat in the bedroom.

Here are 8 sweet treats to make to help boost your libido.

Sweet treats to help boost your libido!

1. Dark chocolate

8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

Dark chocolate is made up mostly of cocoa, which is rich in a compound that stimulates the release of endorphins. These endorphins help you feel good and lower your inhibitions.

Exactly the type of food to eat for a night of passion!

Check out our delicious Dark Chocolate, Cranberry and Nut Bites recipe here.

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2. Figs

8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

Figs work by enhancing your pheromones secretion, the hormones that attract the opposite sex.

Up your fig intake to release those irresistible scents that your partner unknowingly desires.

Try making our Fig, maple and cacao bliss balls, recipe here.

3. Watermelon

8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

It may be 92 per cent water, but the remaining eight per cent can actually enhance your sexual health.

Having been dubbed the natural Viagra, this sweet treat is jam packed with the nitro amino acid citrulline, which relaxes and dilates blood vessels and is said to have a similar effect on the body as the medicine Viagra.

4. Honey

Chewy Coconut And Honey Slice

Honey is often associated with fertility. Nature’s natural sugar can help increase your sexual stamina by boosting your energy levels.

Honey is rich in a chemical called chrysin, which blocks the conversion of testosterone into oestrogen, which helps increase your libido.

You’ll love our Chewy Coconut and Honey Slice, full recipe here.

5. Cinnamon

Rice pudding

Cinnamon spices up your mood and has been used as an aphrodisiac across different cultures for centuries.

What’s more, cinnamon oil is sometimes rubbed onto the genitals in order to produce powerful sexual stimulation.

Check out our Healthy Cinnamon and Coconut Rice Pudding, full recipe here.

6. Bananas

Breakfast Banana Split

This yellow fruit is a great source of potassium, which is essential for muscle contractions needed for sex. It also helps produce testosterone and helps increase your sex drive.

Why not try making our Quick And Easy Breakfast Banana Split?

7. Pomegranate

8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

Also know as the love apple, as it’s high in anti-oxidants and can help direct blood flow to your sexual organs.

This can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a yummy fruit salad.

8. Nuts

8 sweet treats to BOOST your LIBIDO!

Peanuts, almonds, walnuts and cashews are all rich in zinc as well as magnesium, which is key to a healthy sex life.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.