Certain foods have the ability to actually increase your sex drive, but what qualifies as an aphrodisiac isn’t always cut and dry. Some foods can increase blood flow and others release natural bio-chemicals in the body that can make us feel more relaxed and aroused, but not all of them work to get everyone in the mood since everyone’s body is different. The brain is the biggest sex organ, so if eating a certain food makes you happy, you may be more likely to feel frisky. And if you want to boost your libido, try snacking on these foods that science says can help.
- Sprinkle on the cinnamon – Shake some on your coffee or add some of the spice to your morning oats because cinnamon isn’t just tasty, it’s a natural aphrodisiac, according to Niket Sonpal, an internist and gastroenterologist.
- Get spicy with some red chili peppers – Heat things up for Valentine’s Day with these fiery red peppers and get your partner in the mood. According to gastronomy expert Amy Reiley, they’re a “great food for seduction because they’ll make your tongue tingle and if you eat enough of them, they’ll release endorphins.”
- Almonds are sexier than you think – Sure, they’re healthy, but did you know almonds can also be a sex stimulant? Nutritionist Julie Upton points out that they’re high in several trace minerals that are important for sexual health, including zinc and selenium.
- Snack on some strawberries – They’re delicious and the perfect color for Valentine’s Day, but they’re also high in folic acid and vitamin C, which is important to the production of sex hormones and chemical neurotransmitters in the brain to boost libido.
- Slice up some watermelon – This fruit can help increase blood flow, which is a good thing when you’re slipping between the sheets. And get this: researchers at Texas A&M found that the watermelon can have a Viagra-like effect, so it may be the perfect, light Valentine’s Day dessert.
- Indulge in some chocolate – It’s delicious and gives your mood a major boost, plus it releases endorphins, so chocolate should definitely be part of your Valentine’s Day menu.
Source: Elite Daily