Tuesday, 7 April 2015

7 Foods for Great Sex

If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you set the mood. There’s nothing better than a romantic, home-cooked dinner, featuring some R-rated foods to help turn up the heat. There’s a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in foods can enhance sexual function and sexual experience. 
Here are some of the food that have been major players in aphrodisiac history and also have modern-day science to back up their claims.

1. Avocados

The ancient Aztecs referred to avocados as umm...testicles, because of their physical shape. But the scientific reason why avocados make sense as an aphrodisiac is that they are rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat, making them good for your heart and your arteries. Anything that keeps the heart beating strong helps keep blood flowing to all the right places; in fact, men with underlying heart disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). 

2. Almonds

Almonds have long been purported to increase passion, act as a sexual stimulant, and aid with fertility. Almonds are nutrient-dense and rich in several trace minerals that are important for sexual health and reproduction, such as zinc, selenium, and vitamin E.  Zinc helps enhance libido and sexual desire.  Scientists don’t really understand the mechanisms behind it, but we know it works.

3. Strawberries

The color red is known to turn us on: A 2008 study found that men find women sexier if they’re wearing red, as opposed to cool colors such as blue or green. Strawberries are also an excellent source of folic acid, a B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects in women and may be tied to high sperm counts in men.

4. Seafood

And here comes my favorite. I could eat seafood every day for the rest of my life. Such a pity it is hard to find around here.

Despite their slippery and slimy texture, oysters may be the most well-known aphrodisiac. They’re also one of the best sources of libido-boosting zinc. But other types of seafood can also act as aphrodisiacs. Oily fish—like wild salmon and herring—contain , which are essential for a healthy heart. Lobsters(especially the liver), scallops and shrimp are some other well known seafood aphrodisiacs.

5. Citrus

Any member of this tropical fruit family is super-rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and folic acid—all of which are essential for men’s reproductive health. Enjoy a romantic salad that incorporates citrus, like grapefruit or oranges, or use a dressing made with lemon and lime.

6. Bananas

By it shape its connection with sexuality is quite obvious, but you’ll also find that bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains detoxifying minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, which enhances the male libido.

7. Chocolate

The ladies will love this. Of course, chocolate is infamous for being a powerful food, and even the Aztecs referred to chocolate as "nourishment of the Gods." Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, or PEA, which is the same chemical (similar to amphetamine) released by the brain when people fall in love, producing a euphoric, dreamy feeling.

So there you have it: the seven sexiest foods on earth. Let us know which foods you have found to be natural aphrodisiacs.

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