Chocolates have been associated with love, sex and pleasure for quite a number of decades now. The high caffeine and antioxidant content coupled with its unique texture and taste make it a natural aphrodisiac perfect for the Valentine season.
However, chocolates aren’t the only food that has the ability to amp you up physically, emotionally and mentally for the season of love. Here are some other foods that can help stimulate the mood this season.
The ancient Greeks had a special place for olive oil in their practice and culture. Commonly used as a cure for impotence at that time, olive oil contains a high concentration of monosaturated fats. This and other properties help olive oil increase blood flow, which results in more energy, circulation and potential for arousal.
Along with olive oil, honey was another thing the ancient Greeks took very seriously. The golden liquid contains a substance called Boron that regulates hormones and nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide plays an active part in opening the blood vessels.
The monosaturated fat content of tree nuts makes them an excellent choice for sexual health. Almond nuts stand out because contain omega-3 fatty acids that do not just help with blood flow to the heart but also to the privates. As an added bonus, almond nuts can be taken in a variety of ways—as a stand-alone snack, as toppings for ice cream or part of a smoothie mix.
The relationship between the Avocado and sexual health dates back to the days of the Aztecs. The Aztec word for avocado is “ahuacatl,” which literally means “testicle”. The fruit has a high concentration of folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin B9 and vitamin B6 that increase energy and boost testosterone production. It’s no surprise that Spanish Catholic priests forbade their members from eating them at a time because they found them to be too sexy.
Watermelons are so much more than beach relaxation fruits. They contain a phytonutrient called citrulline, which increases the amount of nitric acid in the body. This, in turn, increases blood vessel relaxation, blood flow and sexual arousal.