Top 8 Aphrodisiacs Foods

Food is enjoyment and health and if consumed right it can lead you to places you have never been. Even in the ancient times people knew how to “help” their libido and intimate life with delicious food. The food they consumed had a direct impact on their sex life, affecting the hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels.

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Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can increase blood flow to the genitals. Even if you don’t have a significant other, the following foods are good for you to consume them because they are healthy and good for your body.

#1. Almonds

Also known as the fertility symbol. Poets used to believe that the aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females. The scientists say that almonds provide high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even fiber. Believe it or not there seems to be something in the almond myths after all. However, almonds if used in little doses can help headaches and are a great substitute for unhealthy snacks.

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#2. Avocado

Many people believe that this fruit looks like certain shape of the male genitalia. The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or “testicle tree,” because the fruit hangs in pairs. The Catholic priests in Spain found this fruit so obscenely sexual that they forbade it. The avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium. They are also said to boost immune system and are incredibly good for the skin conditions.

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#3. Bananas

In almost every culture in the world bananas are associated as a “sexual” fruit. But, bananas are full with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins, and also contain chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido. The potassium is especially great for bones and a banana breakfast can boost your energy for the day.

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#4. Figs

This fruit has been known as an arousing stimulant, and an open fig is believed resemble the female genitals. Figs are steeped in history and are one of the oldest-recorded fruits. They are mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to cover their private parts). Historians believe that figs were Cleopatra’s favorite fruit, and the ancient Greeks held them as sacred and associated them with love and fertility. Dried or fresh, figs are naturally sweet fruit full with fiber, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese and pantothenic acid. They are listed as one of the healthiest fruits in the world.

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#5. Garlic

Yes. Garlic. The smelly little white thing that is so powerful antiseptic is an actual aphrodisiac. Garlic is loaded of allicin, an ingredient that will increase blood flow. So, addup an extra garlick in your dish and let it work its magic. Many people avoid it because of the smell, but garlic is known to boost up immune system and kill bad bacteria in your organism.

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#6. Honey

It is often used in the love games, but for those who believe that besides its stickiness nothing else could provide you, honey is actually a really good source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. Studies have shown that this mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood. Also, honey contains B vitamin which is good for testosterone, as well as other nutrients, enzymes and phytochemicals. Don’t forget that no bacteria can live in the honey, so besides that it is one of the cleanest foods ever.

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#7. Salmon

It is really rich with omega-3 fatty acids and they are known to help the sex hormone reach its peak. Besides that, doctors suggest that everyone should consume salmon and fish in general at least once a week because of the abovementioned omega-3 fatty acids that also feed your eyes, improve your immune system and keep your hair and nails in great condition.

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#8. Watermelon

Who doesn’t love it? This fresh and watery fruit with tones of fibers that may have Viagra-like effects on the body. This doesn’t literally mean that eating watermelon can boost libido or treat erectile dysfunction. Watermelon, scientists found, contains large amounts of the plant nutrient citrulline, which is known to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems. Watermelon’s watery nature would keep you full and hydrated for a longer time, and this would improve your kidney and skin condition as well. Also, those who would like to get a good tan at the beach should consume the watermelon in the summer days.

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