10 Foods for a Better Sex Life



Oatmeal may be America's least titillating breakfast food, but what it lacks in sex appeal it can make up for with a powerful effect on your love life. What's boring and bland in the morning turns into a burning flame of oatmeal-fueled passion at night.

Or, if not a burning flame of passion, oatmeal can at least keep you fit and ready for action. Oats contain beta-glucan, a special type of fiber that's been shown to lower cholesterol levels by up to 23 percent. This may not seem like a lot, but every 1 percent drop in cholesterol means a 2 percent decrease in the risk of heart disease. Those are good odds, especially since heart health means sexual health. Beta-glucan can also increase your immune system's response to infection and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Oats are also high in manganese and selenium, which are vital for hormone production and regulation. And while it's not going to make you any friskier if your system gets a powerful blast of selenium, a deficiency will definitely slow you down in bed.