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Nutritionist Sarah Flower explains, some small tweaks to your diet could make all the difference.
Here, Sarah Flower explain what to avoid at all costs, and what to get in your fridge:
WHAT TO AVOID
It may be a go-to option for a date night, to boost confidence.
But Flower warns to keep tipples to a minimum.
'Whilst alcohol can remove any inhibitions, it can also affect our performance.
'A drink or two can relax and get us in the mood, we don’t want to get too inebriated!'
One of the worst culprits for a crushed libido is tension.
When we are dehydrated we get irritable, lethargic, and hungry.
Too much coffee and you're setting your body up for just that.
'This is very dehydrating but can also affect your adrenal glands,' Flower warns.
'It is particularly bad if you are already suffering from stress or anxiety.'
Blood flow is key for men and women, as sexual stimulation sends blood rushing to the sexual organs.
Cigarettes, however, make everything move a bit slower.
'This not only damages our lungs but also affects blood flow and general repair of the body,' Flower warns.
She adds: 'It is also a big turn off to kiss a smoker if you don’t smoke!'
FOODS TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD
1. DARK CHOCOLATE
Chocolate-lovers rejoice, there is a whole world of reasons to eat dark chocolate ahead of your intimate night in.
'As well as boosting blood flow, dark chocolate also increases the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine,' Flower explains.
'This helps to lower stress and relax us.
'The two combined make this chocolate the ideal choice for a great night in.'