We often hear about aphrodisiac foods that supposedly have an effect on your sexual desire. But is this really the case? Some foods are sometimes referred to as aphrodisiacs (banana, squash, cucumber, etc.) due to their shape reminiscent of the male gear, while they have no real impact on libido.
Here are 5 great aphrodisiac foods that actually have an effect on your biological system!
1 - Chocolate (cocoa)
Cocoa dates back to the time of the Aztecs, who used the latter as a sexual stimulant. Scientifically, chocolate would increase L-arginine, an amino acid transformed by the body into naturally occurring oxide, to the vasodilator effect. It also stimulates endorphins, our famous hormones of pleasure! As cocoa is found in a low percentage in chocolate milk (and white chocolate is technically not chocolate!), Preference should be given for cocoa powder and dark chocolate.
2 - The oysters
Seafood is rich in iodine and phosphorus, good sexual stimulants. On the other hand, the oyster surpasses them all! It is very rich in zinc, which is found in sperm and has the property of increasing the production of testosterone, this hormone that stimulates our desire. By the way, the wheat germ is also super rich in zinc, but it's much less glamorous than oysters!
3 - The asparagus
In the days of ancient Rome, the naturalist and writer Pliny the Elder discovered the aphrodisiac properties of asparagus. Just like chocolate (but a little less sexy!) This food stimulates the production of testosterone in the blood, a key hormone in sexual envy.
4 - The garlic
Nobody wants to eat a good dose of garlic on a first date. On the other hand, when your relationship is a bit more mature, do not hesitate to eat some! Why? Garlic propels your blood circulation and irrigates by the same fact your genitals. It is an alternative to caviar which has the same effect, but is rather expensive.
5 - Ginger and spices
Ginger was used by Chinese emperors to satisfy their many partners. Gingerol, a component of ginger, stimulates the flow of blood to the genital organs. Keep well, it would also have the effect of growing sperm production! Finally, ladies, know that gingerol also helps to fight migraines, so no reason to avoid the sexual activity.
There are several other spices or herbs that have scientifically speaking aphrodisiac properties, such as saffron, clove, chilli, maca, thyme, ginseng or vanilla to name the most popular.
These foods certainly have a biological effect, but do not believe that you will be "charged" after eating asparagus! The sexual desire first depends on the state of mind and the conditions in which one is in at the time, so make sure you have everything in place to motivate your partner. Good luck!