Ready for another night out? It might be the usual, dinner followed by a romantic evening… but what if you knew what types of food to eat to enhance your libido and provide you with the energy for an all-nighter? Following are ten different foods that will satisfy your sexual appetite!
Most have heard somewhere that chocolate increases sexual appetite, but do you know why that is? No, it is not the gift-giving aspect of a beautiful box of truffles that puts a woman in the mood. The science behind chocolate as an aphrodisiac is that it contains theobromine, a substance that is similar to caffeine. It also contains very small levels of phenylethylamine, a chemical believed to produce the feeling of “being in love.” Not sure if you should select milk chocolate or dark? Dark chocolate has an additional perk, a noteworthy amount of antioxidants, which help maintain the immune system.
Nuts are an excellent source of fatty-acids which will in turn provide you with energy for endurance. Also, the sweet smell of almond and vanilla has been claimed to arouse sexual desire in females. Perhaps you may want to decorate with almond scented candles, or add a few scented air fresheners to your bedroom.
Aside from the visually arousing process of eating a banana which you can perform for your partner, bananas contain bromelain, an enzyme, which is believed to increase libido. Most importantly, that they contain high levels of potassium, excellent for preventing muscle cramping and aching after periods of long physical activity and unusual strain on your muscles. *wink*wink*
Eggs are an ancient symbol of fertility and birth. Not only is the imagery appealing, but the nutritional benefits are as well. Despite a lot of cholesterol criticism that eggs have received, they are high in vitamins B6 and B5. These vitamins have demonstrated their ability to fight stress and help balance hormone levels. With Easter around the corner, you might even think about an evening filled with romantic egg-dying, flirtatious feeding, and celebratory love making.
High in amino acids, figs are believed to increase libido and stamina. They are easy to snack on. You may want to keep a bag of dried figs on your night stand, and munch on a few handfuls before you begin round two!
The Aztecs referred to the avocado tree as “ahuacatl,” which means “testicle tree.” Despite that graphic image, maybe the Aztecs were on to something. Avocados have extremely high levels of folic acid, a nutrient often prescribed for pregnant women, and women trying to conceive. Folic acid helps break down proteins which in turn will offer you with more energy. They also contain vitamin B6, a nutrient contributing to male hormone production, and potassium, which helps regulate a woman’s thyroid gland.
Even though celery is one of those foods that contains few calories, a favorite snack of dieters, it does have a libido enhancing element. Celery contains androsterone, a hormone. In studies, it has been documented that when this hormone is released through male perspiration it is arousing to the sense of smell in women and leads to sexual desire.
The process of shucking a raw oyster and feeding it to your partner is erotic. The slippery taste and sensation can help get you both in the mood. Now, if that alone doesn’t do it, they offer excellent nutritional value, especially in males. Oysters are high in zinc, which raises sperm and testosterone production. Oysters also contain levels of dopamine, a chemical responsible for the feeling of euphoria.
Garlic you ask? Isn’t stinky breath a turn-off? Well you may have to incorporate some breath mints to camouflage the beneficial properties of garlic. Garlic contains allicin, an ingredient that increases blood flow to the sexual organs.
How could I mention exotic and arousing foods without mentioning strawberries…. Well I saved the best for last. What could possible be more tasty and pleasurable than biting into a juicy strawberry fed to you by your lover? Doing this as a prelude to or during sex. Play around with the juices, dribbling, licking… You get the idea. This is an excellent way to explore and get to discover each others bodies.
Eat your heart out!
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