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Flirty Foods: Top 8 Aphrodisiacs That Feed Your Sex Drive

For years men and women have sought after aphrodisiacs to increase and improve their sexual desire and sexual responses.

Do they actually work? There are varying schools of thoughts on this subject but one thing is for sure, that aphrodisiacs have crossed all barriers – be it race, culture, age or gender. Everyone wants to have better sex.

There are all kinds of foods which are aphrodisiacs and they work uniquely on different people. One specific category of foods that were thought to be aphrodisiacs are foods that resemble genitalia. Eggs and caviar, as well as asparagus, celery, bananas and even onions are some to name a few. Clams and oysters also have aphrodisiac qualities because of their shape, texture and their high zinc content, which could improve a person’s overall health and thus, increasing his or her sex drive.

There are foods for all kinds of things – that specially boost energy, sharpen memory, and even fight flab. These foods listed here are the ones which have aphrodisiac qualities but are perhaps lesser known compared to the popular ones like the ones mentioned above or the queen of it all, chocolate.

These snacks are listed for one reason and one reason only – to serve a sexier purpose, i.e. to improve your sex life. So, feel free to feast on these foods to feel friskier. Your loved one may just thank their lucky stars (and you) later!

Here are the Top 8 Aphrodisiacs That Feed Your Sex Drive:

1. Chili Peppers

Spicy foods have long been considered to be sexual stimulants. It seems that foods that are heavily spiced often contain capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne pepper. Chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain’s feel good chemicals), speed up heart rate and make you sweat, which mimic how you feel when you’re aroused. And these are the feelings that are quite similar to the physical reactions experienced during sex.

2. Honey

Honey contains boron, which is supposed to help regulate estrogen and testosterone levels. It also provides a natural energy boost, which is great for upping the energy levels in the bedroom!

3. Watermelon

According to, this fruit is known as the ‘lycopene king’ which may have Viagra-like effects on the body. It causes the blood vessels and relax and therefore, it improves circulation, which then in turn helps you get into the mood.

4. Pomegranates

Now this one owes its passion power to the high amount of antioxidants it has in this baby! This amazing fruit protects the lining of blood vessels, allowing more blood to course through them. And the upshot? Increased genital sensitivity.

5. Arugula

If you didn’t know this, you’ll be surprised to know that this peppery plant has been documented as an aphrodisiac since the first century A.D. The minerals and antioxidants found in its dark leafy leaves have also been proven to block environmental contaminates that could negatively harm libido. So, go on. Up that salad intake today and be sure to have some arugula in it on your next date night!

6. Olive oil 

Some may think this is strange but olive oil is known to be an aphrodisiac. Olives are packed full with antioxidants and for years, olives and olive oil has been used for health. In fact, the ancient Greeks believed that olives made men more verile! Olive oil is a source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow and hormone production – all of which help boost your sex drive.

7. Figs

Figs are the fruits designed for love. It has been associated with sexuality for many years and the ripe fruit represents fertility, whilst the fig leave itself represents modesty – see Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Figs are also full of potassium and is a powerful antioxidant as well.

8. Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are super high in magnesium content and it seems that helps to raise testosterone levels by ensuring more enters into the blood stream. Time to throw some into your next dish you plan to cook up for your man!



Source: Readers Digest & PBS Food

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