They say a way to persons heart is through their stomach, well, that can go beyond taste if you use the right ingredients. Some spices and foods actually activate different hormones and chemical reactions in the body that stimulate dopamine, serotonin and sex hormones.
Oysters – Amino Acids: D-aspartic acid (D-Asp) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) – raw oysters have rare these rare amino acids that actually stimulate and increase sex hormones such as testosterone in men and progesterone in women. Larger levels of said hormones are found in those with increased sexual activity. Aside from the amino acids, the actually texture, taste and way raw oysters are eaten is even said to mimic some sexual activities.
Watermelon – Amino Acid: Citrulline – boasts sex drive by increasing blood flow to our southern naughty parts. Again, the watery wetness of watermelons and their sweet delicious taste play another factor in their sexual appeal.
Maca – Adrenal Glands – add a tsp of maca powder to a smoothie or yogurt to help support fertility , libido booster and to balance sex hormone production. It is a root vegetable superfood and has been used in Peruvian culture for centuries for stamina, energy and libido.
Dark chocolate – Magnesium, Serotonin and Phenylethylamine – a compound that we have been shown to produce when we are in love. – chocolate with 70%+ cacao can boost magnesium and serotonin levels. Increased magnesium helps ease tension and relax muscles whereas serotonin boosts happiness. Research shows that phenylethylamine is the same compound that is produced when we are in love.
Beetroot – Nitric Oxide – Increases blood flow by helping your blood vessels dilate, this is particularly helpful to increase stamina especially for men
Pumpkin Seeds – Zinc, Arginine, Vitamins B, C, E, D and K – pumpkin seeds are loaded with these and can help improve mood, mind and sex drive.
While a few of these foods, such as beetroot and pumpkin seeds may not feel like the most seductive foods to add a little sexual pep in your step, you can come up with a variety of recipes and dishes with these ingredients in the mix and give yourself that sexual appetite you’ve been craving!