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According the dictionary an aphrodisiac is a food or drink that is said to stimulate sexual desire.  The originates from Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodisiacs were very much a part of ancient times and each culture had its own favored aphrodisiac food and drink, although most not so different to today.  Although there were a few weird ones! 

How much scientific evidence actually supports the theories around certain foods increasing sexual abilities is minimal. However, as the old saying goes, ‘you are what you eat’ and because of this, what you eat will directly influence your body and the health of all its functions – including your sex life. 

Eating healthy food affects your hormones, your brain chemistry, your stress levels and your energy levels which in turn all affect our ability to perform sexually. All of the foods listed are healthy, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. Some foods are deemed aphrodisiac purely because of the psychological element of suggestion. Whatever or however the effect, at least you will be feeling healthier and sexier

1. Oysters 

The aphrodisiac effect of oysters are well documented. They contain extremely high levels of zinc which is known to increase the production of sperm and increase the libido.

2. Chocolate

 Pure chocolate is the ‘King” of aphrodisiacs. It contains a host of chemicals including PEA (phenylethylamine), the ‘love chemical’ which releases dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain and peaks during orgasm. PEA is also said to help induce feelings of excitement, attraction and euphoria.

3. Red Chilies

Chilies contain the chemical Capsaicin. This chemical found in most peppers to lesser amounts, increases circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings so you'll feel more turned on.

4. Salmon & Walnuts

These are packed with Omega-3 Fatty acids, great for keeping healthy sex hormone levels.

5. Garlic

Yes I know what you are thinking....but believe it or not garlic is full of allicin, an chemical that will increase blood flow and was well documented in Ancient Greek writings.  




6. Bananas

Apart from the obvious sexual connotations associated with bananas they are also loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.They also contain minerals and enzyme, said to enhance the male libido and potassium is great for muscles which increases the strength of our orgasm.

7. Avocados

The shape of the avocado some will say is extremely sexually suggestive.  The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or "testicle tree." They thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled testicles. The Catholic priests in Spain found this fruit so obscenely sexual that they forbade it.

However despite all of this, the humble avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium boosting the immune system



8. Asparagus                                      

During the 17th and 18th centuries asparagus were thought to be such an excellent aphrodisiac that in France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinners.We now know why as asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. Folic Acid is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.

9. Red Wine

Besides relaxing you, red wine contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which helps boost blood flow and improves circulation before and during intercourse.





10. Pomegranates

These gorgeous fruits were a favorite of the Ancient Greeks. Filled with antioxidants which protect the lining of blood vessels these little gems allow more blood to course through them increasing genital sensitivity.