The fruits can seriously boost your sex drive, a nutritionist claims.

Both have seeds which contain high levels of zinc, the nutrient most associated with sex.

They also contain large amounts of anti-oxidants which help blood flow to the sexual organs, said Patrick Holford, founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition charity.

  • In males, zinc regulates the level of testosterone which is needed for sperm production. A man can deplete his body’s entire zinc supply if he has sex three times in 24 hours,  
  • In women, the higher the zinc level the quicker the body apparently prepares itself for sex.

‘My message is simple: every time you have sex, or want to ready yourself or your partner for sex, you should consume a handful of raspberries or strawberries, And it’s not just the zinc content of the berries which is beneficial in the bedroom. They have the lowest glycaemic load of any fruit, meaning they provide sustained energy levels at only a few calories.’