Looking for some intimate time with your beau? Candles, wine and some romantic music may do the trick in heating up things between the two of you, but there are other ways to take the romance a notch higher. Aphrodisiacs, or foods that boost arousal and sex drive, are wonderful ideas to serve during a candlelit dinner. These items also give a jolt on the hormone levels, energy and brain chemistry. In other words, they can help get you and yours in the right mood at the right time. So add a little sizzle to your same old Saturday night and turn it into something you’re not going to forget for a long time.
For one, its phallic appearance is already very suggestive. Its name also accounts for something. The French word for this veggie is "asperge." This is a slang term for the male sex organ. But other than its shape and name, this green spear has been known as an effective libido-booster since the ancient times. Being rich in vitamin B6 and folate, it increases the production of histamine, which in turn ups the libido for both men and women. It also contains vitamin E (aka the sex vitamin) that stimulates the sex hormones in both parties. It’s also very high in nutrients so you’re not only doing your sex life a favor but also your overall health.
Spice things up literally and figuratively with chili peppers. Capsaicin is a substance found in the hot peppers and it's been proven to trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. These are the feel-good hormones that can create the feeling of euphoria. As a result, you get to enjoy hotter foreplay and better sex. There are about hundreds of chili varieties that can give you a unique level of heat, but habaneros are known for being the hottest of them all. Try adding a dash of some hot sauce to your dinner tonight, or better still, see if you can find a use for it outside of the kitchen. Just be sure not to burn any sensitive areas.
The Aztecs were the first people to eat this fruit and they referred to the avocado tree as “ahuacuatl.” This literally meant “testicle tree.” If you know how these fruits dangle low in the tree, usually in pairs, you’d know why the Aztecs thought of it that way. Loaded with vitamin B6, monounsaturated fats and minerals like magnesium, avocados can improve your sex life by increasing not only your libido but your energy as well. It’s also an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, a natural mood-enhancer that can put you in the mood for some late night rendezvous. That’s not all, it’s also got lots of vitamin E that can shoot up your desire to get on it.
How many times have you found yourself moaning with delight after biting down into a piece of luscious chocolate? Once? Twice? Probably many times! Chocolate has long been linked to love and sex. In fact, a study conducted by researchers from a Milan hospital in Italy surveyed 200 women regarding their chocolate consumption and sexual libido. The results showed that those who consumed this heavenly treat enjoyed improved sexual fulfillment. Even those who normally had low sexual drive experienced significant increase in libido after eating chocolate on a regular basis. The result can be accounted to the serotonin and phenylethylamine that chocolates have. These mood-lifting hormones incited feelings of excitement and increased levels of energy, which are two good qualities of an aphrodisiac. The study was funded by a university for educational purposes and not by any chocolate manufacturer. So be sure to save some time Russell Stover after your dinner tonight.
Another sexy food to try is the oyster. The slippery feel and the way the food is eaten allow for the imagination to run wild, but this isn't what makes oysters an aphrodisiac. Oysters are full of zinc, which is pivotal in the production of testosterone. According to some studies, zinc can increase sperm count and thereby, improve sexual potency in men. For women, this mineral keeps the ovaries healthy.
These foods can certainly do wonders in boosting the action inside the bedroom, and there's no reason that you shouldn't be able to make this Saturday night extraordinary. Try incorporating as many of these foods into your routine for the day and take a break from the same old. The intimacy will help strengthen your relationship and is great for your health.