Top 6 Aphrodisiacs

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We all have heard about the mighty powers aphrodisiac foods have over us. There are a number of foods that are supposed to have near mythical aphrodisiac properties. Some of them have psychoactive properties and other arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase the blood flow in genitals. If otherwise, a bunch of them are healthy and good for you anyway. Meanwhile, let us give you the scoop on the science (or lack thereof) behind aphrodisiac foods and let you decide for yourself if they’re worth trying.

Chocolate

Also known as the King of Aphrodisiacs, chocolates contain a host of compounds including anandamide, the psychoactive feel-good chemical and phenylethylamine (PEA) which tickles the pleasure centers of the brain with dopamine and peaks during orgasm. Enough said.

Oysters

The most touted aphrodisiac of them all, oysters are brimming with zinc which raises sperm and testosterone production, therefore his libido. Oysters are also high in omega 3 which can ward off depression and promote general well-being. But, this Valentines, let its sexual voodoo spark some randiness on you and your partner.

Chili Peppers

Not exactly to be eaten alone unless you can hose its fieriness down easily with a glass of milk (and milk is the last thing you want to drink on Valentines). Use it on your special recipe and allow it to stimulate endorphins and speed up your heart rate, make you sweat and pant for some real loving.

Avocado

Cultivated and consumed by the Aztecs, its original name, “ahuacate” is actually the Aztec word for testicles. Why? Because it grows in pairs in the shape of testicles. Avocado contains the nutrients necessary to aid in the support of sexual health particularly for women (vitamin E and folate).

Honey

It’s probably what you call your sweetheart but you probably didn’t know that it’s also used an aphrodisiac. It contains boron which helps regulate estrogen and testosterone levels and provides a sexual energy boost.

Bananas

Apart from its phallic symbolism, bananas are rich in potassium and an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain increases testosterone production in men and vitamin B and potassium increase energy levels. It’s really not about the size of the “boat” but the cargo it carries.

 

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