Jam-packed with healthy omega-3 fats, this fish improves the blood flow and circulation that are essential for enhancing sexual stimulation. Opt for two to three serves of oily fish a week to reap the benefits.
This potent anti-oxidant will keep sexual organs in top-notch condition by staving off cell-damaging free radicals. Make a fruit salad part of your daily routine; vitamin C-rich fruits include oranges, strawberries, kiwifruit and blueberries.
New research has found that the plant extracts in saffron help boost performance in bed by improving erectile function and libido. Although it's pricey, a little goes a long way thanks to the intense flavour and stimulating aromas. Add a pinch to your next risotto.
Romantic date? You can't go wrong with oysters. They're packed with zinc, which boosts sperm and testosterone production and contains dopamine – a hormone known to liven up the libido.
Although researchers are not convinced that the cocoa in chocolate is linked to sexual arousal, the feel-good effects from chocolate are linked to phenylethylamine, an ingredient that can affect serotonin and endorphin levels – two brain chemicals that we secrete when we're in love.
Apart from being an excellent source of protein, eggs are full of vitamin B6, which functions to balance out hormone levels to help our body cope with stress – one of the most common causes of libido loss.
Lost your libido? You could be lacking zinc; the mineral is crucial for sustaining sexual desire in women. Sprinkle a quarter of a cup of zinc-packed pumpkin seeds onto cereal or salads.
For hot sex, try spicy herbs. Commonly used in curry dishes, fenugreek seeds contain compounds called saponins, which trigger the release of sex hormones and create a feeling of excitement. Ditch the salt and flavour your food with this zesty spice instead.
Loaded with B vitamins and potassium, which are needed for the production of sex hormones in men and women, bananas also contain slow-releasing energy to help stretch out your stamina in the sack.
A handful of almonds a day will jump-start your mojo – they're packed with essential fats and vitamin E, which activates the secretion of vital sex hormones. Bonus: the smell of almonds has been shown to rev up female arousal.