In the 2018 James Cameron-produced documentary “The Game Changers,” it is revealed that vegans have a high sex drive.
Registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix — the creator of BetterThanDieting.com and author of “Read it Before You Eat It — Taking You From Label To Table”— has further explained why this is the case.
Speaking to INSIDER last summer, Taub-Dix stated that circulation is a key factor in enhancing sexual function. She said, “We want to look at foods that boost circulation, because not only do we want to boost circulation to your brain – which is your sexiest organ – but it also boosts circulation to other parts of your body that you want to work properly.”
She noted that “most of the foods that are vegan can do that. Foods like cayenne pepper, dark chocolate, fruits, leafy greens, sunflower seeds, beets. All of those foods would help to boost circulation, and when you boost circulation, there’s a greater chance that you’re going to get the response [down there] you’re looking for.”
The dietitian also pointed out that when consuming more fruits and vegetables and “eating a healthier diet,” a person is “less likely” to require certain medications which may reduce libido and sexual performance.
Plant-based diets can also help to unclog arteries from the fatty deposits caused by meat and dairy — increased blood flow will inevitably help with sexual activity, affecting men especially.
Taub-Dix encouraged people to cut down on meat and dairy, advising that “even going from a diet that is very animal product heavy to one that is more plant-forward would be a good idea.”
If you really want to improve your sex life, it is vital to eat a whole food diet. Taub-Dix warned about indulging in “junk food,” and instead suggested focusing on plant-based protein sources because, “if you don’t have enough energy, your sex drive may suffer.”
Plant-based foods are heavy in zinc and vitamins B, which can increase libido — bananas, chickpeas and, avocados, in particular, are good for this. Going vegan can also increase serotonin levels, which can both boost sex drive and increase happiness. Serotonin levels are also linked with oxytocin levels, the “love hormone” that creates stronger feelings of intimacy and affection.