Five Foods for Your Sexual Health

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  • By Eve Marx

    There are a million diets out there claiming to help you lose weight, increase your stamina and lower your cholesterol. But what about your libido? Is there an eating plan that rev up your sex life? A few years ago when I was writing my book, “The Goddess Orgasm,” I found some foods that will do just that:

    Caviar

    Fish eggs, in particular the eggs of sturgeon, are a genuine aphrodisiac. Why? Because they contain large amounts of the vitamins A,D, B1, B2, and B6, as well as phosphorous. These vitamins and the mineral phosphorous are stimulants to the circulatory system. Your circulation is integral to your orgasm because in order to become fully aroused, blood must be able to quickly rush to significant portions of your anatomy. Yes, you could just go to the health store and stock up on pills, but the sensual experience of eating caviar is much more fun, don’t you think?
  • Oysters They're more than a good source of protein. They don’t call oysters “the food of love” for nothing. Oysters are pure protein and a natural boost to energy. Rumors notwithstanding, oysters have earned their reputation as a sexy food because they contain high levels of zinc. Zinc has been clinically proven to improve sex drive.
  • Celery Ugh, right? That's because you think of celery as a really bad diet food. But it's also a food for love that was revered for centuries by the ancients. Rich in the vitamins A, C, and B, celery also contains potassium and loads of minerals.
  • Almonds and Vanilla These flavors smell great separately and together, but they also act as pheromones on the olfactory system. You’ve heard of pheromones. They’re the thing that make one person be attracted to another. Almonds are really good for your overall health as well; they are a key element in many antioxidant diets.
  • Chocolate Did you know chocolate was once banned from monasteries because it was deemed too sexy? Chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac. It contains traces of caffeine, which is a stimulant. Another mild stimulant, theobromine, is also present in chocolate. Phenylethylamine, a member of the amphetamine family, is also a chemical component found in chocolate. It’s the combination of the three elements of caffeine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine that explains the “lift” chocolate eaters experience when they’re indulging in their favorite treat.

    About the Author

    Eve Marx is the author of “The Goddess Orgasm” and “101 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex.”

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