It’s no secret that all throughout history certain foods have been associated with larger than life libido’s and sought after for their sex appeal. The good news is our ancient ancestors were on the right track with many of the foods that we associate with sex. Now science has given us a reason to eat more of natures rich harvest and at the same time help our love lives. Below you will find a list of the top ten foods that are naturally designed to rev up your partners love engine thanks to the nutrients and vitamins they contains.So feel free to indulge!
Thanks to in part to its phallic shape Asparagus has long been enjoyed as an aphrodisiac food. In 19th century France, bridegrooms were served a three course meal of the sexy spears as their pre-wedding feast! It turns out the kings of romance the French knew what they were doing as asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin b6, vitamins A and C and thiamin acid. It’s also packed full of folic acid which is not only great for pregnant women but also helps promote the production of histamine which is thought to help with orgasm in both males and females.
In ancient times the aroma of almonds was thought to arouse passion in females, in fact Samson wooed Delilah with these nutty treats. It’s more likely that the fact they contain high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber which all aid in the promotion of general well-being.
The Avocado tree was referred to the Aztecs as the “Ahaucuatl,” or the “testicle tree” thanks to the way the fruits hang in pairs and resemble men’s testicles. The Catholic church in Spain found Avocados’ so erotic, that Priests would forbid their flock to eat or even grow them. These long since unforbidden fruit are packed with vitamin B6, potassium and folic acid, all vitamins and minerals associated with fertility and they also taste good too!
Hindus regard the banana as a symbol of fertility and a sweet yellow fruit left in a doorstep indicates that a marriage is about to take place. The banana flower itself has a distinctive phallic shape which helps encourage the image of this fabled aphrodisiac. Packed with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins this shapely and nutritious fruit is a meal in its self. Both potassium and B vitamins have been associated with the production of the sex hormones.
Basil was regarded by the Greeks as a royal herb. It’s fragrant smell is unmistakable and is reputed to cure headaches. In some parts of Italy, basil is given as a love token and is also said to stimulate the sex drive as well as boost fertility. It also helps promote general well being and people who feel well/good are more likely to have a high libido.
The Aztecs were the first true chocoholics. They ground cocoa beans added spices and drank the bitter brew without sugar. Legend has it that Montezuma drank 50 cups of cocoa before entering his harem of several hundred women. But why does eating chocolate make us so happy? It’s a chemical thing. Chocolate contains over 400 different chemicals including caffeine and phenylethylamine (PEA), a brain chemical that some scientists believe arouses the same feelings that we experience when we are in love. Be sure to indulge in the dark variety though —it contains incredible amounts of antioxidants, whereas milk chocolate is just that: milk and sugar with trace amounts of cocoa.
The egg is one of the most ancient fertility symbols. We’re talking all sorts of eggs here be it , fish or fowl. Caviar is highly prized as are quail eggs and like all eggs are packed full of B6 and B5, which help you balance hormone levels and fight stress. Raw chicken eggs eaten before sex are considered to enhance one’s libido.
In ancient Greece figs were more precious than gold and were purported to be Cleopatra’s favorite food. Of course an open fig has the appearance of the female sex organs and these purple pleasures have long been associated with sex thanks in no small part to their appearance and texture. Many cultures have associated figs with fertility since Adam and Eve first adorned themselves with fig leaves. Figs are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, and are packed full of fiber and calcium, so dining with your lover on figs as the Italians often do is a great way to enjoy and evening while packing in the good stuff.
This rich, sensual and decadent food is sought the world over. Foie Gras was a favorite with Casanova and is still a favorite with many lovers today. It’s mythical status and buttery texture are sure to put most people in the mood for some sexy fun.
One of the worlds classic love food. Legend has it that Casanova ate 50 raw oysters every morning in the bathtub using a beautiful woman’s breast as a plate. Oyster are in fact packed with zinc, a mineral that research has shown can effect men with low sperm counts and is also connected to the female libido. Of course the fact that a raw oyster can bear a close resemblance to the female sex organs helps fuel the popularity of these expensive but mouthwatering mollusks.