Top 12 Best Aphrodisiac Foods

by Nikolai Nikitenko September 01, 2017

Top 12 Best Aphrodisiac Foods

Best Aphrodisiac Foods

AWonder what foods are aphrodisiacs? Need some ideas about some foods to get her in the mood? Look no further than here!

In this article, we're going to talk about what foods are aphrodisiacs -- and, more specifically, what you need to shop for so you can get foods to get her in the mood. All of the foods that will be listed here are healthy aphrodisiac foods, so you don't have to worry about compromising your health for sexy-times. 

Without further ado, here's our list of the top 12 best aphrodisiac foods. Get your partner ready! 

1. Oysters

In terms of seafood aphrodisiac foods, oysters are right on the top of the list. This seafood aphrodisiac is, literally, historic and legendary: the quintessential Italian lover Casanova allegedly liked to feast on oysters before "getting in the mood," while the Egyptian demi-goddess Cleopatra also liked to so indulge. Today, science has discovered what, exactly, causes oysters aphrodisiac effect: they increase the levels of dopamine in your bloodstream. Dopamine is what's known as one of the "happy hormones," and that euphoric feeling you get after eating a dozen oysters is what makes oysters natural aphrodisiac. But there's more: oysters contain zinc, which is vital for the production of healthy sperm. So if you're looking for a seafood aphrodisiac that will also help you conceive a healthy child, look no further than the rich in zinc oysters -- oysters natural aphrodisiac qualities make it the most desirable, and one of the top aphrodisiacs. 

2. Chili Peppers

While this ingredient is frequently found in seafood aphrodisiac foods, chili peppers are a sensual stimulant all their own, as well. The active ingredient in chili peppers -- the thing that gives it the spicy "kick" is called capsaicin. This heart-pumping ingredient makes chili peppers one of the top aphrodisiacs, because it promotes the release of endorphins (the so-called "feel good" hormones) by raising your heart rate. The combination of the increased heart rate and the increased presence of endorphins in your body will raise your libido almost instantly!

3. Garlic

Who knew that the "stinky rose" could have sensual side effects? You can help reduce the pungent smell of garlic by marinating it in olive oil, then using the olive oil as you normally would in salads and cooking. The active ingredient in garlic is called allicin, which has the proven effect of increasing blood flow to the sexual organs. But there's a special caveat to this aphrodisiac: you need to consume it, regularly, for a month to feel the fullest effect. The good news is, garlic is good for your overall blood health, as well. 

4. Figs

Figs, like oysters aphrodisiac effect, are one of many in a group of healthy aphrodisiac foods. Like oysters, figs have a place in history: Cleopatra allegedly liked to eat this fruit as well. Prized for their similar appearance to the female and male sex organs, figs are often associated with fertility for this reason. But more than being prized for its effects on fertility, figs -- especially their seeds -- are prized for having positive effects on overall health. 

5. Basil

Basil is sometimes -- no, often -- seen as an herb that's used to season things like fish, sauces, and meats. But in actuality, as a stand-alone herb, basil is known for having a stimulant effect. In ancient civilizations, women would rub basil oil on their bodies in celebration of its positive effects. But today, rather than used in celebration, basil is used to boost circulation and protect the heart. Like chili peppers, basil's ability to increase circulation helps with endorphin release. Best of all, basil has plenty of culinary uses, and makes fish delicious!

6. Vanilla

Vanilla seeds are prized for their amazing taste. While its direct counterpart, chocolate, is often credited with being a prime aphrodisiac, vanilla also helps increase libido. Research has proven that men are turned on by the smell of vanilla, and in countless polls, men rated the scent of vanilla as being the most pleasurable of all. 

7. Chocolate

There's a reason that men like to bring this candy to their loved one on a first date and Valentine's Day: because the sweet treat helps your libido. The active ingredient is phenylethylamine (PEA), and that triggers your body to release the same chemical that it releases when you're having sex with a partner. 

8. Pomegranate

The pomegranate fruit is often seen in Greek mythology, often next to the goddess Persephone. Persephone was viewed as the "virgin" in Greek mythology, and the inside of the pomegranate is meant to symbolize the male reproductive cells. However, recent studies have confirmed that the juice of pomegranates can help increase testosterone levels in men, making their libidos rage harder than ever before. This proves especially helpful for men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction or other late-in-life problems that men tend to face. According to a study conducted by Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, "pomegranate juice is a potent natural aphrodisiac due to its ability to increase testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone that stimulates sexual appetite as well as improves the mood, reduces stress, and increases memory. Pomegranate can make way into your diet in a variety of ways, such as in a relish, quinoa salad, or cocktail."


9. Arugula

A common ingredient found in fancy salads, arugula is a leafy green vegetable that has a bitter taste and was deemed to be the food of fertility gods in Ancient Rome. While no extensive studies have been conducted on arugula to determine what, exactly, makes it beneficial for "love times," people have reported, anecdotally, that it's been a boon to their love life. Plus, it's full of beneficial vitamins and minerals, making it healthy regardless of its positive "love effects" on you. 

10. Coconut Water

It's not just a hipster thing -- coconut water has strong aphrodisiac qualities. The fact is, it's been proven that coconut water's electrolytes are beneficial to the proper flow of your blood, and one of the biggest contributors to a healthy sex life is, of course, proper flow to your sexual organs. It's easy to incorporate coconut water into a healthy diet to benefit your libido, as it can be put into smoothies, but many people drink it straight on. 


11. Sweet Potatoes

Another food that will go a long way in helping you take care of your sexual dysfunctions and boost your sexy times are sweet potatoes. Because they're rich in potassium, they're recommended for people who have extensive pressure problems, as potassium is shown to get everything flowing properly. What's more, it's lower in starch than regular, "white" potatoes, meaning that it's healthier for your overall. Best of all, sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene, which helps promote healthy female reproductive organs, and even can promote a healthy pregnancy. Why waste your time with supplements that don't work, when you can get the same result eating whole, healthy foods like sweet potatoes? The most common way for people to enjoy them is to do so as sweet potato French fries, but there are no shortage of good sweet potato recipes on the Internet. Enjoy it alone or as part of a larger meal!

12. Cardamom

Finally, but certainly no less importantly, cardamom -- a common spice found in Indian cuisine -- is known to be beneficial to sexual health and virility. Like chili peppers, cardamom is spicy, so that it has the same effects on the body that chili peppers do. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, "cardamom contains high concentrations of the compound 1,8-cineole, which increases proper flow and releases muscular tension. Its aroma is equally as stimulating and piques the senses." There are no shortage of good recipes that incorporate cardamom as part of a healthy and balanced diet, but according to NAHA, one needs to be careful when incorporating it in other ways. "It's important to keep safety in mind when working with oils high in 1,8 cineole. When used properly, these oils can be highly effective and safe. If oxidized, essential oils high in 1,8 cineole may cause skin or mucus membrane irritation or sensitization. These oils may antidote homeopathic remedies. These oils are too strong to use with babies or children under five years old. Do not use with animals. Care must be taken when using with asthmatics, as they may not respond well to these oils," they said. 

These are just a few of the many benefits of having a healthy diet, and how it will positively affect your libido. It's not just about bringing your sexual organs up to par -- it's about promoting overall health so that all parts of you are ready for a good sex life.

As always, if you're looking for good seafood -- whether or not you need it for your sex life -- you can always come to our shop to get the best seafood at the best prices. Contact us today!

Nikolai Nikitenko
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