12 Aphrodisiac Foods To Boost Your Libido

Cupid may not always need an arrow! Sometimes he uses a fork! Food has long been used to help people get in the mood. Healthy foods are at the heart and soul of all thing aphrodisiac. The foods below will provide you with essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function at its sexual best.

1. Almonds


The smell of almonds is often used in bath and beauty products. Their aroma has been thought to perform wonders on the female libido. The real marvel of almonds is in the amount of Vitamin E they contain. They’re also a rich source of healthy fat, and fiber, so your body will be thanking you, not just for the extra attention you gave to your more passionate parts.

2. Avocado


To have great sex, you’ll need a good amount of energy. Avocados can help you with that! As it turns out there is plenty of Vitamin E in avocado, which should provide you with excess energy to burn. What better way to burn it than with the act of love?

3. Banana


Because of its phallic shape, bananas are often joked around as being a sexual food, but they contain minerals that can boost your libido and get you in the game. Just don’t expect eating one banana to bolster things too much, they should be eaten as part of a healthy diet and will do their best work over time when eaten consistently.

4. Chocolate


No list of sexy foods would be complete without chocolate! Chocolate contains a stimulating chemical known as phenylethlamine, that stimulates the sense of excitement and well being. The higher the cocoa content, the better — look for chocolate with 60% cocoa or more.

5. Figs


Figs have for centuries been considered an aphrodisiac. They contain magnesium, a mineral needed to produce sex hormones like androgen and estrogen.

6. Garlic


Raw garlic anyone? Eating raw garlic may make your partner turn the other way in bed, but it can certainly stir up your sexual desire. The heat in garlic is what stirs up your libido. Garlic contains allicin, which is thought to increase blood flow to sexual organs. If you can’t stand the raw garlic go for the capsules found at your local natural food market.

7. Honey


Maybe there is a reason we call ur sweethearts as “honey”. Honey is responsible for upping the estrogen and testosterone levels in women and men respectively.

8. Oysters


Oysters have long been suspected as a love drug. They improve dopamine levels which boost libido in men and women. Oysters are also high in zinc. Zinc is vital for testosterone production and healthy sperm.

9. Pomegranates


Pomegranates have enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years because of their high levels of antioxidants. They also help in increasing sensitivity in the sexual organs, making it more likely that you’ll pursue your partner and try to initiate some activity.

10. Salmon


Salmon is a great source of protein to help build lean muscle and it also contains omega-3s, which can lead to increased levels of serotonin. Serotonin can lead to an improved mood and mental state, making you more likely to initiate sex and enjoy it as well.

11. Vanilla


The aroma of vanilla is enjoyed by many, and it’s actually a substance you can ingest to help improve sexual function. An easier way is to use it as an essential oil in a bath or as part of a massage.

12. Watermelon


This summer favorite is as good for your sex life as it is for your diet! Some experts have called watermelon the new Viagra. This cool refreshing fruit contains citrulline amino acid. Citruline is good for the cardiovascular system and helps relax the blood vessels that increase sex drive.