The word “aphrodisiac” comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty. An aphrodisiac is a food or other device that can increase your sexual desire, according to “Psychology Today Magazine.” Just as some substances, such as sugars and alcohol, have the power to diminish a man’s sex drive; other foods have the power to enhance it.
The Aztecs called the avocado tree a “testicle tree” because of the way the fruit looks, sometimes even hanging in pairs. Besides the way avocados look, they contain folic acid, which gives men more energy, according to the Ask Men website. For a sexy way to eat an avocado, cut one in half. You and your partner can scoop the insides out with your fingers and lick it off each other.
Another food that is an aphrodisiac because of its shape is the banana. This fruit is also high in potassium and vitamin B, which is good for sex-hormone production, according to “Psychology Today Magazine.”
When it comes to foods that are aphrodisiacs, raw oysters are probably the most well-known. High in zinc, oysters raise sperm and testosterone production. They also contain dopamine, a hormone that increases sex drive, according to the Ask Men website. Pregnant women should not eat raw oysters because they may contain harmful bacteria, according to MayoClinic.com.
Better circulation to the penis will result in a greater erectile response. The amino acid, arginine, helps with circulation. You can find arginine in granola, oatmeal, nuts, green vegetables, dairy products and garlic.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
To get your man’s blood going, foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and mackerel, are good choices, according to MSNBC.com.
A compound in dark chocolate, phenylethylamine, releases the same endorphins released during sex. People who eat a cube of dark chocolate daily have better overall sexual function, according to MSNBC.com
Eggs, the ultimate fertility food, help balance hormone levels and fight stress, according to the Ask Men website. Just as Rocky Balboa knew in the original “Rocky” movie, raw eggs can increase a man’s energy level. Men do not have to eat them raw, though, to get the beneficial effects.
Figs are high in amino acids and can increase the sex drive. They may also improve sexual stamina, according to the Ask Men website.
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