The 14 Best Sexy Foods To Heat Up Your Love Life
All well known as aphrodisiacs – or foods thought to increase sexual desire and cause arousal. But did you know there are literally thousands of foods thought to make humans more sensual?
Although modern science can’t substantiate anything as an aphrodisiac, you can have a lot of fun running your own experiments.
Here are some of the most promising foods to heat up your love life.
Chocolate is scientifically known to light up pleasure areas of the brain and has long been linked to a healthy romantic life. No wonder women love receiving a box of chocolates from their love.
Osyters, probably originally called an aphrodisiac because their shells resemble feminine anatomy, are frequently cited as a romantic appetizer. Oysters are high in zinc, which aids sperm production. They also contain D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate, which scientists believe increase testosterone levels.
Truffles as an aphrodisiac go at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans. Modern science tells us they do give off pheromones (chemicals that can trigger sexual responses) that women find attractive. Learn more about truffles here and be sure to whip up a Truffle Omelet for a romantic morning.
Scientists once thought asparagus was called sexy because of its phallic shape. However, the vegetable is also full of vitamin E, which is linked to the production of sexual hormones. Next time you cook for your significant other, try combining two aphrodisiacs by serving asparagus rissolee with truffle puree.
Vanilla, in scientific studies, is revealed as a favorite scent among men, and cultures going back to the Aztecs recognized this. In fact research tells us no other food scent increases penile blood flow quite so well. Vanilla is an excellent addition to nearly any dessert.
Almonds also are rich in vitamin E. The French writer Alexandre Dumas ate almond soup each night before sneaking off for his trysts. Try adding almonds to your favorite salad.
Avacados have been thought sexy since the times of the Aztecs, and at one time, Catholic priests forbade them in Spain. Modern science tells us they are high in vitamin E, and contain bromocriptine, which may increase sexual desire. Avacados are also easy to add to almost any green salad.
Tomatoes were once called “the apple of love,” and perhaps with good reason. Scientifically proven to increase sperm in men, tomatoes also may relax the nervous system in both sexes. Serve up eggplant caviar with tomato sauce and see what happens.
9. Chili Peppers
Chili Peppers might seem an unlikely food for a romantic evening, but they release a chemical that stimulates nerve endings and may release endorphons that give us that “feel good” feeling. Add a little chili pepper to your sautéed vegetables and you may add some spice to your current romance.
Ginkgo isn’t just good for your memory; some scientists think it helps your body produce nitric oxide, which widens your blood vessels – including those in sexual areas. Ginko nuts make a great addition to a green salad.
Please note that ginkgo should not be taken by those with heart disease or on blood-thinking drugs.
Bananas are not only a suggestive shape, they are also rich in B vitamins, which are linked to testosterone production. Learn more about bananas here. Bananas flambeed with rum and soft caramel may be the perfect beginning to a fun evening.
Honey as an aphrodisiac may account for the word “honeymoon.” In ancient Persia, newlyweds drank fermented drinks heavy in honey to make their wedding night more successful. Honey happens to be rich in B vitamins (which aid testosterone production) and boron (which helps in the metabolizing of estrogen). Honey can be used to replace sugar in almost any recipe.
Ancients thought the strawberries are many seeds symbolized fertility. The berries also contain the highest levels of vitamin C of any berry – and vitamin C is known to help regulate sexual hormones. Try combining two great aphrodisiacs and serve strawberries dipped in chocolate to your mate.
Many spices are thought to increase circulation – and therefore sexuality. Among them are basil, cardamom, garlic, ginger, fennel, and nutmeg. Check out OurDeer.com for recipes that include these sexy spices.
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