February is by far the sexiest month of the year, at least I like to think so. I may not be feeling so sexy myself, as I’m a few weeks away from giving birth to my baby girl, but I’m still game to helping others satisfy their Valentine’s day naughty fantasies.
Looking for a libido boost? Luckily, diet is a great way to do it naturally. Eat yourself sexy or feed that special someone the following 8 foods known as aphrodisiacs, named after Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, and thank me later. xo
Watermelon: Contains a phytonutrient called a citrulline, which the body converts to arginine, an amino acid that boosts nitric oxide levels in the body, which relaxes blood vessels in the same way a medicine like Viagra does. Watermelon is more effective than chocolate and if you’re looking for a sweet libido-booster, stick to a juicy slice of this fruit.
Figs: Considered excellent stimulants of fertility and enhancers of the secretion of pheromones. Feast on the fruit before getting it on and find out for yourself.
Oysters: The most famous aphrodisiacs in history. Their effect is due to their high zinc content. Zinc is a mineral that aids in cell metabolism, stamina, and regulates levels of testosterone. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone.
Maca: The Peruvian superfood has been used historically to boost fertility and sexual desire. The strongest evidence is that it may increase sperm count and improve fertility. Add it as a powder to your morning smoothie!
Broccoli: Raw, sautéed, or cooked, make sure to include this veggie in your salad to increase your libido. It’s high vitamin C content aids in blood circulation to organs and has been associated with an improved female libido.
Walnuts: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that boost dopamine and also arginine, an amino acid that increases the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases circulation. If its good for the heart, its good for the…
Warming spices: Think cayenne, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Remember that old saying “spicing things up in the bedroom”? Well, these products produce heat in the body by increasing circulation and blood flow. They improve your mood and spark your sex drive!
Dark Chocolate: Nope, it’s not a myth! Chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins (same chemicals released after a great workout) and feel-good dopamine.