Aphrodite In The Fridge – Eat Your Way To A Spicier Sex Life
Since time immemorial, people have experimented with food to ramp up their lovemaking chops. According to olden lore, certain foods have properties that in one way or the other make people more sensual. These foods, called aphrodisiacs (after the Greek goddess of sexual love), purportedly break down your guards against sex. But scientists have yet to fully endorse the arousing effects of eating aphrodisiacs.
Still, you can’t lose from eating them, because if anything, the best aphrodisiacs are also the world’s healthiest food.
A great tumble in the sheets starts on the dinner table. You and your sexual paramours may try any of this today:
During the Aztecs’ halcyon days, Emperor Montezuma held quite a reputation for being sex god incarnate. If some historians were to let on, Montezuma consumed so many chocolates – as much as 50 glasses of chocolate drink every day – to increase libido.
On this score, scientists concur; cocoa beans have chemicals called phenylethamine. They compel the body to release endorphins, the body’s “feel-good hormones,” responsible for producing pleasure and ecstasy.
If you want to be a modern-day Montezuma or Casanova in the bedroom, stock up on cocoa powder. Cocoa powder, or the one sans alkaline, has optimum antioxidant content. Antioxidants can help decrease bad cholesterol in blood, heal inflamed blood vessels, and clear obstructions in the arteries.
If you want chocolate bars instead, then choose the darker varieties, which contain more cocoa.
Vanilla emits a signature fragrance that could send a group of people into an out-and-out orgy.
You may combine vanilla extract with your French toasts. Or you could put vanilla beans in the champagne. Then see what happens between you.
For better results, try spreading the aroma of lavender and pumpkin pie.
3. Fruits and vegetables
Perhaps Divine Providence decreed that some fruits and vegetables be made into phallic symbols, i.e. bananas, pickles, cucumbers, asparagus, carrots. Not coincidentally, these sexually suggestive vegetables and fruits can lock you in a passionate tryst.
For a very good reason, all the lovers in ancient Greece and ancient Rome ate exquisitely shaped figs and pomegranates. Meanwhile, Montezuma and his subjects esteemed avocados, which look like testicles hanging from branches.
What they probably don’t know is that these foods have high levels of vitamins and minerals that would not only boost your sexual desires but also lengthen your lives.
Vampires, highly sexualized beings in folklore and literature, are scared of garlic. For us humans, garlic could only mean more sexual potency. Loaded with antioxidants, garlic can improve blood circulation and help cells repair themselves.
Be careful not to eat too much of it though, lest you pass up on what could have been a torrid kissing session because of your bad breath.
“Honeymoon” was coined by the Europeans hundreds of years ago. Back then, newlywed couples would drink honey wine in their marriage’s first 30 days to improve their libido.
Indeed, the Europeans do it better. Follow their lead and benefit from honey’s many essential nutrients and antioxidants.
Aphrodite was born out of sea foam, so it makes sense that some of the best aphrodisiacs are oceanic in origin. Oysters and salmons make for the sea’s best love potions.
Already erotic by itself, oysters contain compounds called dopamine, which can make you feel horny. Other than that, oysters have high levels of zinc, which helps release testosterone for that instant boost of virility.
Don’t eat raw oysters though, as erotic as that may sound. Raw oysters may be a breeding ground for Vibrio vulnificus, bacteria which can cause food poisoning. Those with AIDS, diabetes and compromised immune systems should not eat raw oysters.
On the other hand, salmon bursts with superlative amounts of vitamin D. This vitamin has been deemed by University of Toronto researchers to increase levels of serotonin, a hormone that can perk up your mood. Salmon also has lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve your emotions too. In this view, salmon is as potent a love potion as an antidepressant.
If all else fails, alcohol is your foolproof fallback. Not only would it help you and your partner chip off any vestige of inhibition between you, but you would also lower your risk for heart disease.
Drink in moderation though, if you do not want you or your partner to get erectile dysfunction. Don’t drink too much too, or else you’d risk turning your act into a slumber party.
In the end, good physical and psychological health is the best aphrodisiac you would ever have. If you want to increase your libido, then lead a healthy lifestyle starting today.
One upshot of leading a healthy lifestyle is feeling good about yourself. Sometimes blowing up your ego is all it takes to get an amazing sex life. If you’re struggling with your weight, in contrast, you tend to have feelings of inadequacy about yourself in the act.
Excess weight not only dampens your sexual urges, but also drags down your overall health. Where there are too much fats, glucose levels are high. Too much glucose in the blood can be catastrophic; it can step up your blood pressure and clog your arteries. In sex, you would know better than to obstruct blood flow to your genitals and erogenous zones.
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein to manage your weight and blood pressure. At the same time, do not deny yourself of too much calories, especially if you’re a woman. Estrogen, produced by fats in the body, is needed more than ever by women entering their menopausal stages.
One could not emphasize enough the value of exercise for a better sex life. Physical activity improves blood flow and increases your sexual stamina, to say nothing of what it does to your appearance. That one benefit may just cause large ripples in your sex life now.