The true purpose of being alive is that moment in which you feel your heart racing and look into the eyes of the one you love.
The trouble is that our fast-paced modern lifestyle often makes that a more challenging moment to reach than it used to be.
So, why not get a little helping hand with things and introduce some aphrodisiac foods into your diet and your partner’s diet.
Aphrodisiac Foods Guide Top Pick – Oysters
There’s nothing finer than eating oysters in bed together.
The shells have long been linked to libido and it may be because they are high in zinc (which promotes healthy sperm and high testosterone) and are also a serotonin booster (which makes us happy).
If you want to start reaching for the vegan condoms in a hurry, then you might consider a little chocolate smeared on your love to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.
However, even just eating it means you get a hit of phenylethylamine, a chemical known to cause excitement.
Research suggests that women who eat more chocolate have more active sex lives.
Finally, an excuse to keep the Wall Street Banker’s scorn of avocados at bay!
The Aztecs said their aphrodisiac properties came from the fruit’s testicle like shape.
The Spanish clergy even banned the avocado for being too sexually stimulating.
The humble pumpkin seed, rather like an oyster, is a great source of dietary zinc (and that’s good for the guys).
They are also packed with vitamins which should keep you feeling healthy and ready to roll at a moment’s notice.
Not only do they give you a digestive burn, they raise your heart rate and produce endorphins.
Endorphins cause a natural high that boosts your sex drive!
It may be that watermelon is the new natural Viagra.
The research is new but a top researcher says that watermelon has a similar impact on blood vessels as Viagra does.
It also contains a chemical called Citruline.
This is meant to improve your cardiovascular health and thus improve your libido.
This green leafy and somewhat suggestive vegetable is the ideal libido enhancer.
It has folate in spades and that leads to increased levels of histamine in the blood – which is connected to sexual desire.
It’s an ideal food for two lovers to share in bed too.
You may not have heard of Maca as it grows in Peru and has only recently become a subject of international attention.
It’s a plant that the Inca prized for its ability to increase not just libido but also fertility!
If you want to go forth and multiply, maybe it’s Maca that you need?
Yes, the humble celery, a plant that we wouldn’t naturally associate with sex appeal is also an aphrodisiac.
It works by increasing the amount of pheromones that a man perspires.
This boosts his attractiveness levels to women who subconsciously react to pheromones.
Figs are meant to have certain properties because of a certain resemblance to a lady’s more intimate parts.
In fact, it’s said that in Ancient Greece they were so convinced of this property of the fruit that they would pay for it than they would for gold!
Yes, the garden herb.
Ladies, you don’t eat this for maximum effect – you rub it on your skin with a little oil and it triggers the man in your life.
Of course, if that’s not appealing, you can always use it as a garnish and hope that works as well.
Garlic contains a chemical called Allicin.
Allicin is said to help blood flow to your private parts.
Unfortunately, if you want to make use of this property of garlic, you have to eat it raw and you have to eat it for a month or more!
Yes, to get enough Allicin to build up in your system, you need to chew raw garlic every day for a month and ideally, given the aroma – you should both do this.
And we’d avoid small spaces like a tent while you do this.
Last Word On Aphrodisiac Foods
We’ve no doubt that Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, etc. have their place in making the world a more erotic place.
However, we do think that you might be better off waiting a little before you reach for the medicine cabinet and instead, try a natural healthy solution to any libido issues that you might be facing.
And if you do decide that food isn’t enough, please see a doctor before taking any medication – there can be serious health consequences for taking the wrong medication. If in doubt, stick to the items featured in our list until then.