On the menu: Top 4 real life aphrodisiacs
Jul 20, 2012, 8:29 a.m.
Are you looking for something to spice up your sex life? Natural aphrodisiacs have been around since the beginning of recorded history. You don't have to try anything too weird. A couple of chocolate-covered strawberries and a plate of oysters will do nicely. But, chocolate and oysters aren't the only foods that are reputed to give you that little edge. Below are just a few foods that acts as aphrodisiacs for women and men:
- Chocolate. We all know that chocolate makes us feel good...and that euphoria can continue right into the bedroom. Chocolate has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. In fact, the Aztec emperor Montezuma is said to have eaten copious quantities for virility. Scientifically, chocolate contains phenylethamine, a compound that causes the brain to release endorphins, our pleasure receptors.
- Salmon. Though oysters are a classic aphrodisiac, raw oysters can cause health concerns in those with chronic health issues, like diabetes and liver disease. A better bet is a serving of salmon, which contains serotonin, a classic mood lifter. And, if you're in a good mood, who knows what could follow?
- Avocados. Considered an aphrodisiac in Roman and Aztec times, this luscious fruit contains beta carotene, magnesium and vitamin E, a healthy trio and one that promotes good sexual health. Guacamole, anyone?
- Pomegranates. These round, red beauties contain powerful anti-oxidant properties. This helps get the blood flowing... to all of the right areas, aiding arousal.
Who needs expensive prescriptions? That pick-me-up you need might just be as close as your refrigerator shelf.
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