Do Aphrodisiac Foods Actually Work?

By on 02/22/2018

chocolate aphrodisiacListen, Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to have romance and perhaps a steamy love-life, right? Who doesn’t want that?! Seriously!

Why do we stop talking about romance after Valentine’s Day? Nonsense!

Let’s keep the fun going… aphrodisiac foods: do they actually work and if so, which ones are best?

This is a very fun topic because YES, certain foods have been proven to boost your sex drive!

What exactly is an aphrodisiac?

An aphrodisiac is a food, or anything else, that stimulates your sexual desire and sexual pleasure. Records of certain foods being used as aphrodisiacs go back as far as ancient Greek, Roman and Indian times. Greeks and Romans would use raw oysters and gladiator sweat to boost their libido. Ancient Indians preferred milk and saffron (along with practicing Kamasutra)!

These ancient cultures may be long gone, and science may have disproven many medical and health myths from these days, but here’s a cool fact:

Studies show certain foods do indeed act as aphrodisiacs and boost sex drive! 

What are the best aphrodisiac foods?

  • Fenugreek. The phytoestrogens found in fenugreek have been shown to boost various sex hormones in females and contribute to larger breasts (which we know turn men on!).
  • Oysters. Yes, they work! Research shows oysters are rich in blood-boosting iron as well as amino acids that contribute to the production of libido enhancing hormones.aphrodisiacs
  • Pumpkin Seeds. These delicious seeds are high in Arginine, an amino acid that increases blood flow to the gentiles and reduces vaginal dryness. Turkey and pork also contain a large amount of Arginine, but they also leave you feeling full and tired… sex drive killers! Stick with pumpkin seeds!
  • Chocolate. This already exciting treat also contains the chemicals anandamide and phenylethylamine, which boost serotonin levels, aka the feel-good hormone!
  • Bananas. The high amount of potassium in bananas increases muscle strength, which equates to stronger orgasms.
  • Chili Peppers. Chili peppers boost endorphins and increase your heart rate which contributes to feeling good and heightened arousal!

If these foods turn you off (pun totally intended!) then consider an aphrodisiac supplement! Yes, just like vitamins, antioxidants and other health-boosting supplements, the active compounds found in aphrodisiac foods can also be processed into pill form. All the fun without having to eat strange foods!

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Enjoying your love life should be a year-around experience and not just reserved for holidays! Boosting your sex drive and increasing pleasure via aphrodisiac foods is a fun way to up the spice in your life!

About modernhealthproject

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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