Top 10 Foods That Boost Your Sex Life

Top 10 Foods That Boost Your Sex Life

Aphrodisi-what? It can be a tough word to say, but the definition is pretty clear-cut. An aphrodisiac is something that increases sexual desire, and lucky for us foodies, tons of our favorite foods fit the description. Science has shown that certain foods can get your blood flowing and directly impact your sex life. What’s even better is that the majority of these aphrodisiacs are also healthy!

Almonds – Females are supposedly aroused by the aromatic scent of almonds, but scientists have also found that almonds are a great source of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

Almond Shortbread

Almond Bark Clusters

Asparagus – A very healthy vegetable, asparagus contains potassium, fiber, vitamins A and C, and thiamin. But it is the folic acid found in asparagus that increases histamine production, which is essential for both men and women to reach orgasm.

Asparagus With Orange Sauce

Asparagus Roll Ups

Avocado – Like some other fruits on the list that resemble sexual organs, avocados have long been associated with sexuality. They also provide high amounts of folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium.

Avocado Appetizers

Avocado Salad

Bananas – This super, and very phallic, fruit contains vitamin B and potassium, which are vital in the human production of sex hormones. Bananas are also packed with chelating minerals, which may improve the male libido.

Banana Pudding

Banana Bread

Basil – With its fabulous and aphrodisiac perfume, basil is not only stimulating but very tasty when used with other aphrodisiac foods.

Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich

Sautéed Corn with Basil

Chocolate – In its purest form, chocolate is a major aphrodisiac. It contains several compounds, like anandamide, a psyochoactive chemical that makes you feel good, and PEA (phenyl ethylamine), which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain.

Chocolate Crinkles

Frozen Chocolate

Figs – Found in many myths and legends, this fruit is known as an arousing stimulant that symbolizes fertility.

Fresh Figs Baked with Honey and Cream

Fig Preserves

Garlic – While it isn’t the most romantic odor on someone's breath, garlic holds a significant amount of allicin, a compound that increases blood flow which can increase sexual stamina and energy.

Garlic Bread

Roasted Garlic

Honey – Not only is honey sticky and sweet, it’s also an excellent source of boron, which can stimulate estrogen production in women and testosterone production in men.

Honey Cookies

Honey Surprise

Oysters – Packed with zinc, which helps produce sperm and increases libido, oysters have a mad reputation for boosting sexual desire. 

Oysters with Chardonnay

Grilled Oysters with Fennel Butter


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