I hope you had a chance to partake in some of the passion offered up by Libidinous Liquids: Smoothing Up Your Sex Life, Part I. And if you had some success and some fun, here are a few other whole foods to add to your “A Game”!
More Foods for a Healthy Sex Life
Chiles: due to their potent capsaicin content, chiles, have a knack for heating things up in the bedroom, too. Capsaicin is what gives the heat and spice to peppers. Eating spicy foods triggers the release of endorphins in our brain.
Chiles, therefore, is a Dr. Feelgood for your brain and your body. Through the stimulation of our nerve endings and heart rate, chiles move our blood to important sexy areas.
By the way, if you’re preparing chiles as an aphrodisiac, wear gloves! The spice of chiles and tender flesh does not go hand-in-hand.
Fennel: This bulb’s libido-enhancing effects are mostly experienced by women. Fennel is rich in phytoestrogens, which is a naturally occurring estrogen-like substance found in plants. For more information on fennel and how it contributes to sexual health and longevity, click here.
Figs: They have uber amounts of amino acids which are known to increase sexual stamina through the quick delivery of nitric oxide through the body. Figs are also considered an aphrodisiac because they heighten our sexual interest through simply their appearance, smell, and flavor.
Garlic: While it may seem like an odd inclusion, garlic is a sexual powerhouse. Garlic has a lot of zinc, which is considered to be a libido boost. Garlic also has and action ingredient called allicin. Allicin can improve blood flow to the sexual organs of both men and women. The allicin is only activated once the garlic is chopped or crushed. Click here to learn more about the clove, its proper preparation, and its many benefits.
Ginger: This eclectic little root stimulates circulation and increases blood flow to vital sexual organs. It has been used for centuries to help both genders get back into the sexual groove. It improves libido all around, and it also can halt premature ejaculation. Ginger root is mentioned in both the Kama Sutra and the Koran as a stimulant for sexual health.
Papaya: This fruit is an estrogenic; in other words, it contains compounds that act like estrogen. Papaya is thought to increase libido and drive in women.
Pomegranate: It’s known by many around the world as the “love apple” for it’s aphrodisiac properties that arouse sexual desire. Pomegranates help the body to produce nitric oxide, which opens ups blood vessels.
Ultimately, this increases the flow of blood into and around sexual organs and enhances the libido. It seems as if drinking pomegranate juice is more effective than eating the seeds of the fruit, but sharing a pomegranate with your partner is pretty sexy!
Pumpkin Seeds: And what great timing, too! Pumpkin seeds contain a large amount of zinc which assists in the production of testosterone and sustains sexual interest in women. Pumpkin seeds also carry essential omega 3’s which helps to produce prostaglandus – an enzyme that feeds sexual health. Pumpkin seeds can enhance potency, drive, and fertility.
Pomegranate Ginger Punch
- fresh pomegranate juice
- 1-2 one inch slices of fresh ginger root
- dash of cinnamon
- fresh-pressed apple cider or juice
- splash of fresh orange juice
- water to dilute as needed
This is a strong punch, so play around with the recipe until it suits your taste. Make a little or a lot!
Add a few or all of these foods to your diet. Claim or reclaim your sexual health, stamina, and drive. And remember to always play safe!