We all know a nutritious diet is an essential component to a longer, healthier life. But did you know that eating the right kinds of food can make you a better lover? And I’m not just talking about foodstuffs that have become famously rumored for their aphrodisiac qualities like oysters and chocolate.
Fruit and vegetables can be a goldmine of performance enhancing vitamins, enzymes and folic acids. They are said to increase stamina and bolster the libido. Here are five examples that can get your sensual temperature up higher and keep your sexual motor running for longer.
lewd for consumption by mere mortals and was banned in Spain by Catholic priests. Packed full with folic acids, vitamin B6 and potassium, avocados not only up the ante in the bedroom, they can also also boost your body’s immune system.
Lady in Red. Studies have shown men prefer women
dressed in the color of red hot flames than in cooler
tones. The strawberry has the color and the taste
to drive your sexual appetite soaring. The high levels of vitamin B and folic acids have been linked to a reduction in female birth defects and an improved sperm count in men.
of fiber, potassium, thiamines as well as a power-
boosting package of vitamins A, C and B6. So
renowned were they as potential potency
packers in 19th Century France that it became
tradition for bridegrooms to eat at least three
huge portions of the vegetable in preparation
for the arduous antics of their wedding night.
Almonds have been considered symbols of fertility throughout the whole of antiquity. Poets used to write about the passion-inducing properties the scent of almonds would arouse in women. These days it’s the scientists who rave about the high quantities of magnesium, fiber and vitamin E. They just don’t have to rhyme when they do it.
revered for it’s erection-aiding properties.
Bursting to the brim with antioxidants and
trace minerals. Arugula, like all dark, leafy
greens has been proven to help slow down
the absorption of Eco-contaminants that
can be harmful to intimate performance and
libido. Which makes it an essential ingredient
in our sexual health profile.
Take one look at a sliced open fig and you’ll immediately see why the fruit has been considered sexy since almost forever. In fact, the fig is one of the oldest fruits on record with one of it’s earliest mentions being in the Garden of Eden, no less. The Greeks thought the fruit sacred and held them in high esteem as fertility aids. And apparently, figs were Cleopatra’s favorite fruit. Now that’s a recommendation if ever there was one.
of this smelly little fella’ doesn’t just turn off vampires. But
garlic is so full of allicin, an ingredient that greatly increases
blood flow, any list of performance-enhancing foods wouldn’t
be complete without it. Chewing parsley helps against the
bad breath. Better still, why don’t you both eat it?
This green/yellow beauty contain all kinds of male libido enhancing ingredients. Including chelating minerals and bromeliad enzymes. But seriously. Just look at the shape. Do you really need to know more?
This herb doesn’t just make everything taste better. The wonderful aromatic aroma of basil is said to be sexually stimulating and possesses an aphrodisiac quality. A heap of basil in a pasta sauce is likely stir anyone’s loins into action. Which is perhaps why Italians are considered to be so passionate. La dolce vita, anyone?
This sticky, sweet, natural side product is not know as the elixir of the gods for no reason. Studies prove that honey helps promote hormones in women and boost testosterone levels in both genders, leading to a higher sex drive and better orgasms.
When it comes to physical sex, there’s a lot going on inside our minds and bodies. The food we consume can be a huge influence on how well our body deals with certain situations. Whether the foods listed above have a psychological effect on us, if they are merely suggestive in shape, color and form or they really do open our blood vessels and increase the flow to our nether regions doesn’t really matter. They can all be incorporated into a healthy, tasty and diverse diet.
And if one of the benefits of a healthy diet is a better sex life, then that has to be a win/win for all of us. Right?