Feeling hungry? Or hungry for sexual arousal? It has been known for centuries that the foods we eat possess aphrodisiac and erotic powers. Today, we know even more; diet and nutrition have been shown to play an important role in healthy sexuality and certain foods can even stir up the libido, revive sexual function and enhance overall health. Viagra isn’t the only cure proven to work. Here are some foods you may want to serve up more of at home to get the sparks flying in the bedroom again:
• Watermelon: Scientists have recently found that this massive melon contains lots of citrulline, which is known to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow, key for tip top sexual function
• Figs: This ancient Roman super-food is rich in amino acids and is an excellent source of fiber, not to mention figs’ very sexy and succulent taste.
• Goji Berries: Packed full of loads of antioxidants, these berries contain lots of amino acids and essential fatty acids as well, which are both key for top hormonal health.
• Ginger: Yes, we all know that spicy foods, if you can tolerate them, get the heart pumping and induce sweating which means good things for blood flow where you need it. Ginger, which most already have in their house increases blood flow to the genitals.
• Garlic: Though we don’t often think of this one as sexy, considering the pungent smell, garlic is a rich source of allicin, which improves blood flow to the pelvic organs.
• Oysters: This one is an aphrodisiac classic and there’s actually a good reason for this—its zinc content, a mineral that is needed for testosterone production. Their D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate content is also effective in releasing sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.