We all know that some foods are considered to have an aphrodisiac effect, but we don't really pay too much attention to it. This is a big mistake if you ask me, as we all know that the things we put in our bodies have a direct impact on just about everything we do, so why not this? By eating the right foods, you can change your brain chemistry and hormone levels, making your love life better than ever before.
These foods will reduce your stress levels, improve your blood flow and have other beneficial psychoactive properties, all in a natural way. So before you pay outrageous amounts of money on pills with unknown side effects, just try adding some of these foods to your diet. I guarantee that your body, and your partner, will be very grateful.
The king of natural aphrodisiacs, chocolate contains a host of "feel-good" chemicals and PEA, the "love chemical", which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers. Another great reason to eat chocolate is tryptophan, a component found in nearly all cacao related products. It is known to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation, just the thing you need to get things going.
Even in the 17th century, herbalists and doctors like Nicholas Culpepper, knew about the power of asparagus to "stir up lust in man and woman." Asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A, vitamin C, and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production, a chemical used by both sexes and gives them the ability to reach orgasm.
Apples improve sexual function because just like chocolate, they contain polyphenols and antioxidants that stimulate blood flow, helping with arousal and performance. In addition researchers say apples contain phloridzin, a chemical similar to estradiol, a female sex hormone, which plays a big role in promoting female sexuality.
According to poets and scribes, the aroma of almonds supposedly arouses passion in females. Modern scientists say that they provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium, and even fiber. While none of them are directly related to your sexual performances, they will lead you to a happier and healthier life. Since your state of mind is very important during sex, there seems to be something in the almond myths after all.
Just the shape of the avocado alone is enough to associate it with sexuality, male and female. In fact, it was even banned by some Catholic priests in Spain because it was so "obscenely sexual". The truth is avocado is just vegetable full with folic acid, vitamin B6, and potassium, all things your immune system needs to keep you healthy, fit and longer lasting.
Bananas are full of potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. They also have a very "suggestive" shape and having some fun with them isn't something unheard of. Some minerals in the banana are said to enhance the male libido, and the muscle building powers of the potassium can make contractions much more powerful during an orgasm for both sides.
The smell and taste of basil can make almost anything better, and is considered to have a strong aphrodisiac effect. Adding basil to you pasta or salad will get your heart racing and ready for whatever comes after dinner.
Some people believe that stout beer is an aphrodisiac. Men are assuredly responsible for this myth, but why not give them the benefit of the doubt? It might be purely psychological, but a cold beer is a very relaxing drink and it puts in just the right mood to enjoy everything much more than you normally do.
Figs have been related to sexuality ever since Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to cover themselves. There are also stories about them being queen Cleopatra’s favorite fruit, and many Greek myths associating them with love and fertility. Regardless of all these stories, this sweet fruit has a taste and color that will stimulate all of your senses.
As smelly as it might be, garlic is full of allicin, an ingredient that will increase blood flow and help it go to where it needs to go. If you really mind the smell, try looking up ways to cook it which will leave a less powerful aroma.
According to legend, eating a raw egg before sex arouses your libido. Since no one likes to eat raw eggs, we are lucky that cooked eggs provide a similar intoxication. Eating eggs gives you a healthy amount of vitamins B5 and B6, as well as adjust your hormone balance and fight stress.
Out of all the items on this list, oysters are the food that most people are aware of its "sexual reputation". The reason they are so well known is their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. The best way to eat oysters is raw with a glass of Champagne, it might not sound good, but don't judge it until you try it!
Honey is a great source of boron, a mineral that helps the female body make and use the estrogen hormone. It has also been linked to testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm. The sweet golden honey is also high in B vitamins and other nutrients like enzymes and phytochemicals, which will make you feel amazing whatever it is you do.