Want to spice things up between the sheets? Looking to bring more romance into your relationship? Here are some aphrodisiacs that could stimulate sexual desire and boost your sex drive.
Want to spice things up between the sheets?
Aphrodisiacs to spice things up
Rev your sexual engine with these 6 delicious foods, packed with nutrients that can perk up your libido and may improve your overall health, too. Basically, it’s a win-win.
Good news, chocolate lovers: Your go-to indulgence can help get you in the mood. Studies have shown that dark chocolate increases the levels of dopamine, the feel-good chemical that affects the pleasure centres in the brain. It also helps the brain produce serotonin, which lights up the pleasure area of the brain. Some research has also shown that cocoa relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow. Honestly, what’s not to like?
A classic aphrodisiac. Oysters are high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production, thus increasing libido. A zinc deficiency can reduce sexual desire in men, but luckily, a few oysters can give you the recommended daily amount of zinc. Other foods high in zinc include pine nuts (hello, pesto!), shellfish, legumes and whole grains.
Some say that these green spears are full of libido-boosting nutrients. Asparagus is a rich source of folate and vitamin B6, which can increase arousal and improve orgasms. Don’t expect too much though. Asparagus can inspire romance through their smell, taste, appearance and the way you eat them. Want to step out of your comfort zone? Light a candle and eat asparagus with your hands.
Fun fact: avocado gets its name from the Latin American Nahuatl word 'ahuacatl' meaning 'testicle’. But is it food to get you in the mood? Avocados are rich in vitamin B6, which helps regulate our hormones. It also contains folic acid, which is thought to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both men and women.
A popular herb in Chinese medicine with several health benefits and a positive effect on your sex drive. This herb is used to remedy erectile dysfunction, and red ginseng is commonly used to treat a variety of ailments in men and women, including low libido and sexual function.
Will honey make you a real Casanova? Probably not, but honey is loaded with vitamin B, which helps to balance hormone levels and fight stress. Honestly, we’re getting hungry talking about all these foods.