According to a recent study, 42 per cent of daily meat-eaters had sex once a week or more compared to 16 per cent vegetarians.
Researchers say that if one wants to give their sex-life a boost, they should just alter their diet.
According to a story published in The Sun, Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert said that certain foods have been linked to increasing sex drive, due to their nutritional value and their role in aiding blood flow.
Here are 10 food items that can help increase sex drive.
They are richly packed with the antioxidant quercetin which can help to ease symptoms of interstitial cystitis, which can cause lowered sexual desire in women.
Chilli contains capsaicin, which produces heat and boosts endorphins – the feelgood hormone which raises testosterone levels.
They pack essential nutrients and are rich in vitamins B5 and B6. Research has found this can balance hormone levels and lessen stress – two things which are believed to play a big role in keeping up a healthy libido.
It contains a natural anticoagulant – meaning it thins the blood, allowing it to reach sexual organs more easily and helping arousal and orgasm.
One of the best-known aphrodisiac, oysters, clams and scallops contain compounds which raise testosterone and oestrogen levels, so boosting sexual desire.
Known for its essential fatty acids, omega-3s, they help to maintain a healthy heart and to prevent plaque build-up in our arteries, meaning blood can flow smoothly. This in turn keeps your sex drive thriving. Omega-3s can also raise dopamine levels in the brain which trigger arousal.
Almonds and cashews are rich in zinc, which can boost blood flow to sexual organs, helping us feel aroused and experience greater sexual pleasure.
Walnuts, peanuts and sunflower seeds also contain arginine, used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Chicken contains amino acids carnitine and arginine, which improve blood flow. In both men and women, this is key for sexual response.
9. Red wine
According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found one or two glasses increased sexual desire in women. Red wine contains quercetin, an antioxidant that can boost physical performance by improving the health of blood vessels.
10. Dark chocolate
Chocolate with a high cocoa content – typically above 70 per cent – contains a lot of phenylethylamine, which can release similar endorphins to those sparked by sex. Research found this can increase sexual attraction.