Foods of all types right from greens to meats have some nutritional factor or the other that affect the body in some way. Some boost our strength, some sharpen our memory and some battle away excess fat.
But there are a group of foods that solve a rather ‘ahem’ grown up purpose. These are the aphrodisiacs, foods that enhance your “prowess” as someone’s significant other (if you know what I mean). Here are ten such foods that you can eat to fire up your date night.
Asparagus & Avocado
These greens are rich in Vitamin E that helps in releasing hormones in the blood, making the process more, err, enjoyable.
Oysters are probably the most famous aphrodisiac. The fish owes this quality to its zinc content that turns up the production of testosterone, which cranks up the enjoyment quotient.
So the fruit might be the center of naughty jokes but did you know that a banana has more relations than that to the act of making love? It delivers potassium, a nutrient key to muscle strength.
Cocoa beans are packed with a chemical known as phenylethylamine, a stimulant that invokes feelings of well-being and excitement.
Chilies contain a chemical compound known as capsaicin that increases blood circulation and stimulates your nerve endings, making you feel more aroused.
Follow up your lavish date dinner with some vanilla ice cream to stimulate them feeling and get the both of you feeling aroused.
The fish is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that fasten hormonal production. Other foods similar to salmon are walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds.
The fruit is rich in antioxidants and protects the lining of your blood vessels, promoting faster blood flow and increasing physical sensitivity (in all the right areas).
Yep, this juicy fruit too has been hiding aphrodisiac qualities behind its thick shell. Watermelons contain phytonutrient citrulline, which leads to an uptick in the amount of nitric oxide in your body, in turn spiking the arousal process.
Of course, you need something to wash down all that food with. A glass of Red contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps boost blood flow before and during the ‘main show’.
So what are you waiting for? Get set stocking up for your next date and feast like never before!