Some of our Favorite Aphrodisiacs…besides Oysters.

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Some of our Favorite Aphrodisiacs…besides Oysters.

Oysters are not the only food that increases libido in both men and women… Take a look at some more of our favorite aphrodisiacs. Who knows… this article may even help you plan your next meal for that special someone.

Chocolate

Chocolate is sensual… from the delicious, comforting taste to the creamy texture. Its no wonder stores during Valentines day are ripe with heart shaped boxes filled with chocolate. It is also proven to increase dopamine levels, the same hormone that makes you happy, the one that makes you fall in love.

Honey

Honey is made through pollination… which is really just another word for procreation (ahem…sex). Ever heard of the birds & the bees? Even crazier, the term ‘honeymoon’ got its name from mead, an alcoholic beverage made from honey given to the newlywed couple. The gooey, sweet stuff also contains boron, which helps regulate estrogen and testosterone levels and provides a little extra energy… so you can get busy.

Coffee

The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that ups the heart rate and makes the blood flow. Whats one thing you need to do the deed? Energy. Recent studies using caffeine and female rats suggested that coffee could put ladies in the mood for sex.

Olive oil

If there’s one country that is known for its sex appeal… its Greece (and Italy). Packed with antioxidants, olives and their oil have been used for centuries for health. The Greeks believed they made men more virile as well. Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow and hormone production.

Figs

Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig paradoxically symbolizes both sexuality (the ripe fruit with seeds representing fertility) and modesty (the fig leaf). They are full of potassium and are an antioxidant powerhouse.

Strawberries

Feed them to each other for a healthy, vitamin C-packed dessert that helps keep blood flowing to all regions of the body.

Pomegranate

These bright gems enclosed in a thick rose husk are filled with antioxidants which support blood flow. One recent study found that pomegranate juice had a positive effect on erectile dysfunction.

Cherries

This superfruit is packed with feel-good vitamins (A, C, and E), potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and more. It also has melatonin, an antioxidant to help regulate your heart.

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