We have all hear of the aphrodisiac effect of certain foods, but here is a new simplified list. Perhaps it also inspires some interesting foreplay…
Go Nuts with Almonds!
Almonds are known to boost fertility, be a sexual stimulant and of course offer a number of other health benefits. It contains high volumes of vitamin E, selenium and zinc; zinc being the main libido stimulator.
This little heart-shaped fruit is seen as one of the sexiest foods around – have you ever watched someone eat them, or fed them to someone?! The colour red is also a very big visual stimulator, and that along with the fantastic vitamin and mineral content, promotes not only sexual appetite, but also assists with minimising birth defects in women (folic acid and vitamin B). We all know about the effects of chocolate, so dip a few strawberries in chocolate, and enjoy the results.
This green food is not only healthy due to its high unsaturated fat content, which keeps your arteries and heart working at its best. Therefore it is safe to say that if the heart is pumping correctly, the arteries can get the blood flowing to all the right places. Avo on everything!
These green spears were believed to “stir up lust in man and woman”, according to 17th Century English herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper. Asparagus is high in fibre, vitamin B6, A and C, potassium, folic acid and thiamine, all which aid sexual health and desire in both men and women.
The shape is quite obvious, but bananas are also packed with libido enhancing vitamins and minerals such as potassium, bromeliad enzyme and magnesium. These are all very essential in heightening the male sexual senses.
Figs have been around for many centuries, are rooted deep in history, and are said to have been Cleopatra’s favourite fruit. The open fig also has phallic suggestions, and were also mentioned in the Bible when Adam and Eve used them to cover their private parts. The ancient Greeks associated figs with fertility and love, so pop a few figs in your pre-sex menu.
This sweet treat needs no introduction. The compounds in pure chocolate stimulate and release all the right feel-god chemicals in the brain, including PEA (phenylethylamine) which releases dopamine, anandamide and tryptophan. The combination of these chemicals promote feelings of euphoria, excitement, attraction and relaxation.