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Sexy lingerie shouldn't be the only thing on your wedding night shopping list — a few aphrodisiacs should be, too. Whether you believe in the idea of libido-boosting foods or not, experts say there are certain nutrients that can improve your sex life. So, in the weeks leading up to your big day, we recommend incorporating a few of the magical fruits, vegetables, and snacks into you and your fiancé's diet. It can't hurt, right?
Here, five foods you should eat to ensure more than satisfying wedding night sex:
Avocados: Rich in vitamin E, potassium, vitamin B6, and other vital nutrients, this superfruit is good for heart health and blood flow — essential for a healthy sex life. Guacamole anyone?
Almonds: Loaded with zinc, selenium, and vitamin E (all important nutrients for sexual health and reproduction, just in case you have babies in the brain), experts say that almonds may help increase men's sex hormones and provide a libido boost.
Sweet potatoes: You and your guy should skip the mashed potatoes and opt for sweet potatoes instead. An excellent source of potassium (and vitamin A), sweet potatoes may help fight high blood pressure, which is a common culprit that leads to, ahem, erectile dysfunction.
Watermelon: Your favorite summer fruit may also be a secret weapon in the bedroom. Low in calories and rich in phytonutrients like lycopene and beta-carotene, a study by Texas A&M researchers found that watermelon may relax blood vessels, which could, fascinatingly, jump-start your sex drive in the process.
Blackberries: Those blackberries you sprinkle in your yogurt or cereal every morning may actually be giving you an unexpected boost in the bedroom. Its heavy dose of antioxidants do the trick for sexual arousal and endurance, says Dr. Anna Maria and Dr. Brian Clement, authors of 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality. For best results, they recommend eating 10 berries a few hours before you get intimate.