Libido-foods

Top 5 Aphrodisiac foods

Unsurprisingly, your diet can have a serious impact on your sex life. Not only is a healthy sex life dependent on a healthy body and mind, sometimes, the key to unlocking your libido, is in your stomach! While some claim foods like figs and bananas are aphrodisiacs because of their genital-like appearance, many are quick to dismiss this as a myth. The real libido-enhancing properties lie in the ingredients, vitamins and minerals of these foods. If you’re looking to spice up your sex life, add these to the menu of your next date night.

1. Peppers

Chili peppers have an ingredient called “capsaicin”, which increases blood flow and endorphins that will get you give you a natural high – and get you in the mood.

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2. Avocado

The Aztecs recognised the libido enhancing capacity of avocado long ago, calling it “ahuacatl” – or testicle! They are high in potassium and vitamin E – both good for releasing hormones, and just enhancing your general health.

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3. Oysters

Oysters may be a cliché now but for a good reason! They heighten testosterone which enhances your libido. They are also high in zinc which is vital for the healthy function of male sex organs.

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4. Red wine

Red wine is a relaxant and also aids circulation. Blood flow and healthy circulation is key for good sex, as is a clear mind and low stress levels. Mind you, this doesn’t mean you should be drinking the whole bottle. Keep your consumption to a glass or two to give you that little kick.

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5. Chocolate

People debate the ability of chocolate to enhance your sex drive. Of course, the first rule is that it needs to be rich in cocoa – which means, the darker the chocolate – the better! Cocoa contains a chemical called phenylethylamine, which stimulate endorphins and feelings of happiness, and happiness is the best medicine for your sex drive.

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September 7, 2014

Eat Your Way to a Better Sex Life

If your libido is struggling, did you know you could eat your way to a better sex life? Whether you’re stressed, tired, taking medication or just lost your mojo, forget oysters and chocolate-covered strawberries – add these everyday libido-loving ingredients to your meals.

Broccoli
Not the sexiest food, but broccoli has high amounts of Vitamin C in it, which is known for its improvement of blood circulation especially for female arousal. Instead of tasteless over-boiled broccoli, how about a broccoli risotto, or crunchy, raw broccoli salad for dinner?

Figs
Figs are at their best in summer, so pick up a punnet today. Juicy figs have have high levels of magnesium and amino acids, which increases the amounts of pheromones that your body produces. Enjoy a platter of figs on their own or drizzled with honey before a sexy soiree for two.

Eggs
Eggs are packed with protein which increases your stamina levels, while the high levels of the amino acid arginine has been shown to help erectile dysfunction. So whether you start your day with your favourite egg breakfast, or end the evening with bowl of homemade ice cream, get cracking!

Watermelons
Another juicy summer fruit that’s packed with libido-enhancing powers is watermelon. Watermelon contains large amounts of a chemical called citrulline. Citrulline is converted by the body into the amino acid arginine, which has a natural blood vessel dilation property like Viagra. Eating a few slices of watermelon for dessert on date night will greatly increase your arousal levels.

Red meat
There’s a reason your man wants nothing more than a steak dinner on his birthday! Red meat has high levels of zinc which really gets your motor revving by boosting your testosterone levels. If you want to boost your sex drive, try to fit in one to two servings of red meat a week – mix it up by serving duck, bison and venison as well as beef and lamb.

What foods get you in the mood?

January 30, 2014