Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Certain foods act as aphrodisiac and get that sexy and appealing side of yours to awaken! These foods are relaxing, good for blood circulation and strengthen muscles that have an impact on the sense and stimulates the psyche. Obviously, it’s all related to the brain, the largest sexual organ in the body!
Here are the foods that will arouse your ‘sexual’ appetite:
Celery contains an aroma that has two steroids called androsterone and androstenol. When ingested, the subtle pheromone of these two natural chemicals travels through sweat glands and works to attract the opposite sex.
2) Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc which boosts testosterone! This food is not only good for men but also for women who have a high level of testosterone. These seeds are high in antioxidants, iron, zinc, and magnesium.
According to some experts, watermelon is the new Viagra! Eating watermelon delivers Viagra-like effects on blood vessels throughout the body and may increase libido. Watermelon contains citrulline amino acid and is good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax the blood vessels that increase sex drive.
4) Red Grapes
This fruit is a good source of boron which is a mineral that helps stimulate the production of both estrogen and testosterone.
Saffron has an impressive effect on sex drive! Saffron as an aphrodisiac dates back to Cleopatra’s time. She used to bathe in saffron-infused milk for its aphrodisiac qualities. Saffron also helps increase sperm motility in infertile men.
High in zinc and magnesium, figs are full of the nutrients that are needed to make testosterone and other sex hormones.
7) Kidney Beans
Kidney beans are very rich in L-arginine. It helps in improving female desire, satisfaction, and frequency of sex.
The phallic shape might get you in the mood and also the high amount of Vitamin E can increase blood and oxygen flow in the genitals.
Rich in Vitamin B6 and folic acid, avocados help increase the overall energy. The ancient Aztec’s nickname for avocado was “ahuacatl” or “testicle” because of the fruit’s shapely form. Fun fact – The Catholic Spanish priests found this fruit so sexy that the parishioners were forbidden to eat them.
Considered as one of the most effective natural aphrodisiacs, cinnamon heats the body, increasing appetite, both physical and sexual. You can stay more attentive to your loved ones as cinnamon improves the cognitive function.
My mind is blown!