Ever noticed the food you eat can have you feeling sexually aroused? There are certain food out there that can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. This is called aphrodisiacs. Check out some of the top aphrodisiacs food below.
Asparagus is filled with potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. Known to stir up lust in man and woman, asparagus is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.
For centuries, almonds were considered as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females. Not to mention, provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even fiber.
Clearly the shape of bananas ties in with sexuality. You’ll also find that bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. Bananas contain chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido.
Basil not only makes the meals smell and taste better, but the aroma itself is said to have an aphrodisiac effect, making it very stimulating.
Chocolate contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psychoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenyl-ethylamine), the “love chemical,” which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain and peaks during orgasm. PEA is said to help induce feelings of excitement, attraction and euphoria.
This sexy fruit has long been thought of as an arousing stimulant, and an open fig is believed to emulate the female sex organs. Figs are reported to be Cleopatra’s favorite fruit, and the ancient Greeks associated them with love and fertility.
Oysters are probably the food most associated with being an aphrodisiac, and most people are aware of their reputation for increasing sexual desire. Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. Raw oysters are best served with a glass of chilled Champagne for a truly romantic meal!
Honey is a great source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. Studies have shown that this mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive and orgasm in both men and women. In addition, honey contains B vitamins needed for testosterone, as well as other nutrients, enzymes and phytochemicals.
Sample these aphrodisiacs with your partner and find out if they can turn you on.