These are the right kinds of foods to help stimulate your sex life!
1. Hot Chillies
What makes chillies hot, capsaicin, can actually rev up your libido too. Notice the natural high when eating chilis? Capsaicin promotes the release of chemicals that raise your heart rate and trigger the release of endorphins that give you a natural high, which in turn pumps that libido.
Experts call watermelon a kind of viagra. Research says that eating watermelon gives Viagra-like effects to the blood vessels through the whole body, leading to a pumped up libido. Watermelon contains citrulline amino acid good for our cardiovascular system.
Eating raw garlic may make your partner turn the other way in bed, but it can certainly stir up your sexual desire. The heat in garlic stirs up the libido. Garlic contains allicin that increases blood flow to the sexual organs. Though it doesn’t work overnight and garlic needs to consumed for about a month to make the most of it.
Long suspected as a love drug, they were a common thing between Cleopatra and Casanov. Legend has it that Casanova ate dozens of oysters per day. Oysters improve dopamine levels which boosts libido in men and women and are also high in zinc which is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm.
Instagrammed voraciously its suggestive shape, Asparagus is high in vitaminB which in turn is known as folate that aids in increasing the production of histamine. Histamine is important for a healthy sex drive in men and women.
6. Dark chocolate
Chocolate comes from cacao beans known as cocoa in its processed form. The Aztecs referred to cacao as nourishment of the gods. Today foodies know raw cacao in its unadulterated form as a superfood. It has more antioxidants than green tea or red wine and also contains a stimulating chemical known as phenylethlamine, that stimulates the sense of excitement and well being.
Legend has it figs were one of Cleopatra’s favorite foods. According to experts, figs have been prized as a sensual food for their resemblance of the female sex organs. The ancient Greeks valued figs more precious than gold and many cultures associated figs with fertility.
An annual plant cultivated worldwide, its seeds are most commonly used in South Asian dishes, but it's also popular in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory, libido-boosting treatment. And perhaps this is for good reason — this herb appears to contain compounds that the body can use to make sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone.
9. Pistachio nuts
Nutritious and particularly rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, Pistachios may have a variety of health benefits, including helping lower blood pressure, control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease. Moreover, they may also help reduce symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
It has allegedly been used for centuries to bring romance into marriages. One variety called "mad honey" is even marketed as a sexual stimulant.