Did you loose you mojo? It's ok we found it for you. Try some of these natural aphrodisiacs to help boost your sex drive. Aphrodisiac's create a chemical reaction inside the body to increase sexual desire. Natural aphrodisiacs are not confirmed or approved by the FDA, largely because libido is a hard thing to study. However, there are many people who believe these natural foods have a large impact on sexual desire.
Almonds are a great resource to start for sexual desire. Eat almonds 4 hours prior to sexual intimacy. This has been known to be an increase for sexual desires from the Indians, Chinese, and Arabs. These delicious almonds also carry Vitamin B, Protein, Vitamin E, and Calcium.
Artichokes are known to increase sexual desires by the French. As mentioned by PBS "Catherine de Medici, known for her insatiable appetite for both food and romance, brought artichokes to France when she married Henery II. 17th century French writer and sexologist Dr. Nicolas Venette reported that Swedish women who were feeling neglected in the bedroom would serve their husbands artichokes in an effort to increase their desire and stamina." These are also filled with antioxidants!
With the components of Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Potassium in Asparagus it is sure to increase sexual desire. Young Spring that are NOT cooked till completely soft are best to use. Kama Sutra advised drinking it as a paste. "It is said that once dined on three meals of asparagus the day before their wedding in hopes to increase their libido for the night ahead" as mentioned by PBS.
Avocado this name was given by Aztecs, literally meaning testicles. This is due by the fruit hanging on the tree resembling a testicle. Aztecs believed in their power so much that while they are being harvested women could not leave home. With its high levels of Vitamin E could help keep the spark alive because of it's role in maintaining "youthful vigor and energy level" as mentioned by Reader's Digest. This is a great fruit from start (foreplay) to finish (orgasm).
Many joke because of the shape of a banana it is almost a perfect fit for what the effects of eating a banana can do. These are rich in Potassium and Natural Sugars which increase energy levels and the Bromelain enzymes which increase testosterone production. Indian's classify this as the "turn on food".
In Greek mythology Aphrodite ate beets to enhance her appeal. Beets carry two natural sources that provide a sense of well-being and carry a high volume of a mineral called boron that increases the sex hormone in the human body. These are called tryptophen and betaine.
Sure celery is boring and only usually looks good served on the side of a plate of wings but this actually does very good for a man. It increases the volume of his semen and increases sexual potency through it's high volumes of Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc. Also, celery carries two Pheromones (androsterone & adrostenal). Which women can detect subconsciously.
Chili peppers stimulate Endorphines, speed up Heart Rate, and make you Sweat which all mimic how you feel when you are aroused. That's why these are a symbol of love and an Aphrodisiac.
Chocolate is a natural resource of Phenyl Ethylamine (PEA). The same feel good chemical that the body gives off when you feel you are in love. So devouring chocolates can sometimes lead to the same sense of feeling as making love. The sweet and velvety texture of chocolate is very arousing as well and can not only be used by hand but can also be drizzled on ones body.
Nutmeg is known as aphrodisiacs not just from the nice aroma it gives off but it also carries the following benefits. Nutmeg may increase blood flow by stimulating the circulatory system and act as a mild pain killer. It has also been shown to increase the mating behavior in mice.
The aroma of coffee is not only a sexual stimulant by increasing the heart rate and making the blood flow but is also known to arouse women. It's Alkaloids can help maintain sexual performance while increasing stamina.
Not only does coconut have many benefits to the human body it also increases sperm count and cleanses the urinary bladder. Doctors recommend a coconut diet to tire chronic diseases which also take away energy. It is rejuvenating and refreshing while refreshing enzyme reserves which stimulate sexual desires.
Honey with its natural ingredients provides a boost of energy. Also the name "honeymoon" got it's name from mead an alcoholic beverage that was provided to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Honey is made from different kinds of pollen from honey bees which in return give it different scents of smell. Although all honey's are sweet and delicious try to stick to natural raw honey for this reason. Mix it in with other foods while cooking for a appetizing "turn on" dish.
Figs and dates are a great way to set the mood. Dates are not only known as the sweetest fruit on earth but purify the blood and increase the amount of semen in men. It is also beneficial in the way that because it has so much natural sugar it tends to give off energy for longer-lasting sexual desires. Figs are an ultimate paradox in sensual food. Their seeds represent fertility, while their seed modesty. These were known as a symbol of love and also Cleopatra's favorite fruit!
The fruit that is known as "Divine"! This little testicle shaped fruit gives off that subconscious imagination which in turn strengthens arousal and desire after eating it.
The oyster is the most well known aphrodisiac food in the world today. This is for many reasons.... One reason is because when opened it reminds people of a women's genital area by the appearance and the sensual texture while being eaten adds to the imagination. It is also known to heighten testosterone with increases sexual desire, and boosts the production of dopamine which contain tyrosine and also increase libido.
Some say the fruit in the bible was not an apple, but a pomegranate fruit. Because of their many seeds they are often related with the concept of fertility and abundance. A pomegranate is associated with romance back in the day just as strawberries are to us today. This lovely fruits natural power is to lower testosterone in both male and female bodies, which in turn leads to heightened sexual desire.
The heart-shaped strawberry was once known as to be a symbol of Venus. This delicious fruit was most commonly served to newly weds and still is till this day. These were once a forbidden fruit in ancient Greek times, as were many red fruits, because they were known to carry mysterious and great powers. These sweet, juicy fruits are an excellent food to share with your loved one. Keep in mind if you get a double one you are to break it in half and share in with someone you are wishing for true love with.
Many kind of teas help as a natural aphrodisiac by the different ingredients in the different plants used. Some are used to increase libido and many for relaxation. In saying that there is no herbs in nature will give you a low sex drive.
Watermelons benefits are good for arousal in less time with the natural ingredient phytonutrient citrulline which creates a spike in a chemical which resides in the body known as nitric oxide. This in turn causes blood vessels to relax and speed up circulation.
Sources: http://www.rd.com/, http://www.symptomfind.com/, http://www.pbs.org/, http://health.howstuffworks.com/, http://www.menprovement.com/
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