You can improve the quality of your intimate relationship through a number of methods, including choosing the right diet. This article explains what aphrodisiacs are and which foods will help you boost your sex life.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that increase male and female libido when consumed.
How aphrodisiacs work
Psychologists and sex therapists do not believe that aphrodisiac foods can improve male potency or cure female frigidity. However, they can help to stimulate your sexual desire to the extent of your abilities. Bear in mind that foods do not have the same effect as drugs.
According to sex therapists, aphrodisiacs work as placebo. Indeed, your mindset has a great impact on your body because you truly believe that you will achieve the necessary result. From the point of view of psychology, if you believe that some particular foods can increase your libido, this is exactly what will happen.
Libido is positively affected by foods with a high content of selenium and zinc (these substances promote testosterone production) as well as vitamins B1, A, E, and C (they relieve fatigue and are responsible for the synthesis of sex hormones). Fatty acids and easily digestible proteins are also beneficial because they are a valuable source of energy and nutrients.
Nutritionists recommend consuming aphrodisiac foods in the second half of the day or 60-90 minutes before sexual intercourse. It is highly recommended not to overeat before intercourse because mild hunger improves the quality of sex.
Here is a list of the most affordable and effective aphrodisiac products.
Chocolate. Cacao beans contain an array of nutrients. Chocolate with a high cocoa content is an effective sex stimulant for women. Theobromine and caffeine contained in chocolate stimulate the production of female sex hormones, awakening female sexuality. The taste and aroma of chocolate promotes the production of the hormone of joy, endorphin. Useful substances contained in cocoa beans normalize blood circulation and give an energy boost. This is why high-quality dark chocolate is beneficial for both women and men.
Strawberries. Fresh strawberries contain large amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C. Regular consumption of strawberries stimulates the production of hormone of happiness, improving mood and boosting erotic feelings. In addition, consumption of vitamin C reduces the risk of cancer and stimulates the immune system, protecting the body from seasonal acute respiratory diseases. It is recommended to consume at least three kilograms of strawberries during the strawberry season.
Seafood. Oysters and shrimp have the highest content of nutrients among seafood. Seafood is a valuable source of zinc, which is involved in the production of testosterone, the sex hormone responsible for human sexuality. In addition, seafood serves as a valuable source of protein to keep your energy up.
Nuts. Nuts are rich in useful components such as protein, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. High energy value of nuts allows you to quickly satisfy your hunger without overfilling your stomach. Walnuts and cashews can provide sufficient energy for an intimate act.
Herbs and spices. Various spices contain an array of vitamins. Their main benefit is the bright spicy aroma that gives vitality, strength and energy.
Garlic. This plant with a specific smell and spicy flavour is a powerful aphrodisiac. Garlic is used as a seasoning for different meat, vegetable and fish dishes. A small amount of garlic will transform the flavour of any dish, but this is not its only benefit. Garlic is rich in vitamins, zinc and other useful elements. The combination of zinc and vitamins B, C and E improves the production of male sex cells and improves sperm quality.
Black and red caviar. This gourmet food contains an abundance of protein, vitamins, zinc and other elements.
A survey of a large group of men aged 25 to 50 years has revealed that a loving man who has deep feelings for a woman will react to any food as an aphrodisiac, as long as the dish is delicious and cooked with love.