Everyone knows that romance and sex go hand in hand. But, believe it or not, planning the right meal can play a big part in how well things go in the sack too.
It turns out a number of common foods, a few of which you may already have in your own kitchen, can boost the libido, ensuring you both have a romantic night to remember.
Kitchen secrets for better sex starting TODAY
From the obvious to the obscure, following are ten of our favorite libido boosting foods to help heat things back up in the bedroom.
Since every meal needs a healthy green side dish, pick one that will boost your libido as well as taste delicious.
Asparagus is brimming with folate and vitamin B6, both of which can help boost arousal and intensify your roll in the hay. And the best news of all? It works for both men and women, so everyone’s happy.
From its round inviting shape, to its smooth texture and delicate flavor, avocados are a sexy fruit… and have been considered so for centuries.
But it’s not just the sensual look and feel of avocados that will spark romance. Avocados are packed with vitamins and minerals that can enhance your love life, including blood-flow boosting vitamin E.
Yes, the humble green vegetable that far too many folks spend their adult lives avoiding can actually help boost your libido.
Broccoli is a great source of vitamin C which helps keep your arteries flexible for better blood flow. And experts say that better blood flow can help heat things up in the bedroom, especially for the ladies.
If you prefer breakfast for dinner, you’re in luck. Crack a few eggs and you could end up with the stamina you need for an all night long love making session just like the old days.
Eggs are packed with protein for added energy, but their benefits don’t end there. Eggs are also a good source of L-arginine, which can help men achieve and maintain an erection.
There’s nothing quite like an exotic food to help get your motor running and make the whole evening feel just a bit more mysterious. And when that food is as sweet and delicious it can really enhance the romantic mood.
Since the time of Cleopatra figs have been valued for their sensual delights, and now we may finally understand why. Experts say figs increase the levels of pheromones you emit, helping make you even more attractive to your partner.
Oysters have such a strong reputation as an aphrodisiac that even the act of eating them is considered sexy by many folks.
But with oysters the reputation is well deserved. They’re loaded with zinc, a necessary mineral for the development of testosterone. They contain B12 for better blood flow to help ensure you both can make the most of the mood. And they contain tyrosine, a nutrient that helps with the production of dopamine the neurotransmitter that’s behind all of our pleasure-seeking behaviors like that roll in the hay.
Is there a more classic libido boosting food than sensual strawberries? Their sweet flavor and deep red color are like an advertisement for romance.
And it’s not just your imagination. It turns out strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C which, when combined, have been shown to help boost testosterone levels.
8. Sesame seeds:
Sesame seeds are a terrific source of zinc, which your body needs to pump out testosterone. Sprinkle the seeds into soups, salads, steamed veggies and even burgers to help get your motor running.
Watermelon is rich in citrulline a compound that your body uses to make blood-vessel dilating nitric oxide. A diet rich in citrulline can help get things off to a strong start in the bedroom, and keep them going. To get the most from your melon leave it at room temp and consider eating a bit of the citrulline-rich white rind on the inside of the melon.
Of course our list wouldn’t be complete without chocolate, the classic romance enhancer. And it’s not just the sugar rush alone that could inspire you to go a few rounds in the sack.
Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the chemical your brain releases when you’re falling in love that enhances your connection with your partner. PEA triggers the same feel-fantastic endorphins that are released whenever you go for a roll in the hay.
So that’s why biting into a square of delicious chocolate can instantly put you in the mood for love.
When it comes to romance don’t give up on the roses and sweet sentiments. Just don’t stop there. Set your table for a truly romantic dinner with a few of these libido-boosting foods, and let the rest of the evening take care of itself.