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The Top 9 Aphrodisiac Foods

Updated on October 14, 2014

Do you think aphrodisiacs really work? Well, it doesn’t really hurt if you try some of the foods that are known to increase libido or simply known as the sexual dire. And aphrodisiac is defined as a substance that increases the sexual desire. It’s actually from the Greek word aphrodisios which means “pertaining to Aphrodite”. If you don’t know, Aphrodite is the goddess of love.

So if you want to increase your sex drive, here are some suggested foods you should you try.

1) Chili peppers

It’s really the capsaicin that makes chili peppers an aphrodisiac. It’s a substance that when consumed it will increase your sweating and your heart rate. It also helps in the release of endorphins which in turn gives you that feeling of a natural high. In short, it gets your blood pumping to get you into a loving beat.

2) Oysters

This is a mainstay in almost any list of aphrodisiac foods that you can find. This seafood is very rich in zinc which increases the production of testosterone. It also contains amino acids that stimulate the production of sex hormones.

3) Truffles

Truffles may be an expensive food, but it is considered a good aphrodisiac. It's mostly on its aroma as it produces a scent that is very much similar to the male pheromone, androstenone. What does it do? It makes the skin more sensitive to touch. Just imagine how that feels like.

4) Chocolates

Legend has it that the Aztecs drink their chocolate drinks and that they added chili peppers into it just before a night of passion. The ancients probably have gotten it correctly because researchers have found that the substance phenylethylamine which is found in cocoa, is a stimulant that creates or increases the feeling of pleasure and excitement. Now that’s one good reason why you should eat this sweet treat.

5) Honey

Honeymoon wouldn’t be coined from honey for no reason, right? It contains boron which in turn gives you the energy boost that you need. Honey also helps in the production of testosterone and estrogen.

6) Watermelons

This watery and red-fleshed fruit is known to cause blood vessels to relax and increase circulation. What’s the effect? It then helps keep you feeling aroused a bit longer than the usual.

7) Coffee

Coffee is not just for helping you start your day but because it is a stimulant, it helps increase your heart rate and blood flow. In turn it helps you stay focused and aroused. Now that can be a wake up call.

8) Pine nuts

This and most other nuts are rich in zinc, which is again contributes to a healthy sex drive. Load up on zinc because for men, the lack of it can lead to infertility and impotence. That’s something no man would even dream of.

9) Pomegranates

It’s bright red color should be a giveaway as to why it is considered an aphrodisiac. It is full of antioxidants which helps in the proper flow of blood in the body. The more blood that flows, the better your sex drive will be.

Go get eating!

There's nothing wrong if you decide to eat any of these foods. After all, these are natural and very nutritious. While aphrodisiac foods are generally not yet universally accepted by science as true, if it's just for the placebo effect it is definitely worth the try.

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