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15 Foods That Could Give Everybody’s Love Life A Boost

7. Ginseng Apparently, Asia is stocked with herbs and spices which aid in the fight against sexual dysfunction. At this point in time, people in the… Simi - July 7, 2018

7. Ginseng

Apparently, Asia is stocked with herbs and spices which aid in the fight against sexual dysfunction. At this point in time, people in the West are probably thanking their lucky stars for cultural mixing because ginseng is apparently another powerful aphrodisiac. In certain studies, it even ranks higher than saffron, which has already been expanded upon.

There are various different types of ginseng, ranging from South Korean ginseng to American ginseng. Each may be a different strain of the plant, but with each, only the root is consumed. By examining records, it is clear that ginseng has been around in Chinese culture since at least the 2nd century AD. And this only the first appearance of it in written records. It probably was a part of the folk culture long before then.

In Asian culture, this root has been rather integral in traditional medicine, but it is only now being studied scientifically for its health benefits. Specifically, what it can do for people in the sexual dysfunction topic. Ginseng contains compounds called ginsenosides. These are the chemicals which are thought to aid in sexual dysfunction, but it is not yet clear how they do this. It is very difficult to study the effects of aphrodisiacs on women as it is not as clear-cut as to whether there is an erection or not. Regardless, there have been studies which have shown that ginseng could increase both the male and female libido.

While this is a natural supplement, it cannot be consumed by everyone. People who suffer from hypotension or diabetes should definitely not consume ginseng, especially American ginseng. If you do suffer from one of these conditions and are looking to treat sexual dysfunction naturally, then it is best to consult a physician before initiating consumption of this supplement. At the very least, avoid overly processed products which contain anything other than Korean ginseng.  

8. Red wine

There exists a very delicate balance between alcohol and sex. Moderate amounts of alcohol may lower one’s inhibitions and increase sex drive but have one drink too many, and one might find themselves completely unable to perform. While all alcohols are equal when it comes to someone getting tipsy enough to hop in the sack, they do not quite affect sex drive the way that red wine does.

There are those that drink a glass of red wine each night because of the supposed cardiovascular benefits that the rose red substance delivers. Experts disagree on the specifics of this point, but they mostly concede that red wine does in fact aid in blood circulation.

The link between blood circulation and sex is quite a logical one. The more a person’s blood is pumping, the more pumped they will be for said activity. But, how much red wine is one to drink if they were looking to spice up their sex life. For this answer, we look to a study that was done on Italian women. It is quite fitting actually to speak to an Italian about sex and wine come to think of it.

This particular study was done on 80 women, and the results were relatively unanimous. If a woman drank two glasses of red wine a day, she reported having a satisfied and full sex life. On the other hand, where those who drank more than two glasses or none at all. These women appeared to have a less than satisfactory love life. These results are circumstantial at best and possibly would not stand up to intense scrutiny. But, can you think of anything wrong with having two glasses of red wine before dinner? The slight fog that settles over your mind could be just the thing to get you in the mood, not to mention the possible increased blood flow to vital areas.

9. Peppers

If you want hot sex, then eat something hot. If that sounds like an oversimplified version of things, then you may be getting a little too cynical for your own good. Because eating hot food, specifically, anything containing peppers or even the pepper itself if you are feeling brave, could spice up your sex life. The pun is fully intended.

The link between endorphins and happiness has already been elaborated. But, for clarity, here is a quick refresher. Certain things, like chocolate or a dip in a cold pool, force your brain to release endorphins. These are chemicals which literally lift a person’s mood. This is not to say that endorphins can cure all of the blues, but they can, for a moment at least, make a person feel happier and energized. Peppers do the exact same thing.

When you bite into pepper the first thing you notice is the unbearable pain. Your eyes are watering, your tongue is burning, and it seems like the heat will never go away. But there is something else that is going on if you take a moment to notice it. You do actually feel a bit high after eating pepper. This is not the high that is produced from drugs. But rather it is like a rush of energy. This is the endorphins in your brain at work. And it is this which may get you in the mood to have some alone time with your loved one.

The second way in which peppers can aid in raising one’s sex drive is that they promote circulation. The combination of an increase in blood flow along with the feel-good chemicals that are pulsing through your body could indeed up a person’s sex drive. How much exactly is dependent on each individual and how they react to the heat of the peppers.

10. Apples

When the doctor told you to eat an apple a day, its safe to say that you thought it would maintain your immune system and not much else. But little did you, or even the good old doc know, that it could be enhancing your sex drive on the side. This green and delicious fruit is known to be wonderfully healthy. Delivering a burst of flavor and vitamins with each bite.

One could go on and on about the health benefits of apples but that is not really why you are reading this article is it? Therefore, in order to give you what you came here for let’s take a look at the specific compounds that are included in Eve’s favorite fruit. Firstly, there are those wonderful antioxidants again. These will improve blood flow and overall circulation. Then there are lovely little things called phytoestrogens.

As the name suggests, there is a similarity between them and the estrogen family. In broad terms, women have estrogen while men have testosterone. Obviously, it is far more complicated than that, but for the purposes of this list, we can leave it at that. This gender specificity means that men are unlikely to derive any sexual benefits from apples. Making the apple a fruit for the ladies.

A study was done on at least 700 women. It found that the women who ate apples regularly, this was at least one or even two apples a day, reported having a better sex life along with an increase in their vaginal lubrication.  This study is a relatively small one, and its results have not been corroborated yet. But, could it really hurt adding a few apples to one’s diet. The worst-case scenario is that your sex life remains unchanged, but you are slightly healthier. 

11. Oysters

If history is to be believed, then this one is a no-brainer. There are two individuals who are of interest here. Namely, Cleopatra and Casanova himself. These people may be separated by decades, but they have two things in common. The one being that they were great seducers of their time and the second that they both loved oysters. Is this just pure coincidence or is there some scientific merit to this combination?

It should be noted here that scientific research in the field of sexual dysfunction or function is always circumstantial to some degree or other. Every person is unique in their sexual desires, and it is not always easy to tell whether a person has a raised libido or not. With this being said, evidence suggests that oysters are in fact a natural aphrodisiac.

Like crab legs, oysters have high levels of zinc. This directly impacts the amount of testosterone that a man produces. The equation is quite simple; more zinc equals more testosterone. Furthermore, elevated levels of testosterone correspond with increased sperm production and motility. This means that oysters could actually increase the fertility of a man by boosting his little swimmers.

There is one thing which oysters apparently do that crab legs do not. This being that oysters reportedly boost dopamine levels. This is not limited to only men as women may experience increased dopamine levels following oyster consumption. Dopamine is the feel-good hormone. When it is released a person feels happy, it is as simple as that. For a bit of context, dopamine is also dubbed the love hormone as it is thought to prevalent when people fall in love. Oysters may make a man more virile, but they could also make both parties happy enough to want to take things a bit further. To take the next step right into the bedroom if you will.

12. Watermelon

Now seems like a good time to talk about those little blue pills that changed the lives of men the world over. This would be none other than Viagra. Viagra is a pharmaceutical grade libido enhancer. All one need do is pop one of these pills, and they are set to go for a couple of hours at least. Viagra is very effective, yes. But, it is also artificial and has been known to cause major complications for those who have heart conditions or high blood pressure. It is at this point where watermelon comes in.

There are some, not all but some, who have taken to referring to watermelon as a natural Viagra. Something as natural as watermelon could never be as strong as Viagra, but depending on the circumstances, it could try to compete.

The key component in watermelon in this regard is citrulline amino acid. It is thought to be a powerful vasodilator in blood vessels throughout the body. This would obviously include the organs which one uses in sexual activities. In men, vasodilation in that area produces more powerful erections. In women, this same vessel dilation results in heightened tactile sensitivity.

There is also the question of libido. Over the counter, drugs do not only prepare a person physically for the act, but they also enhance a person’s desire to engage in said activities. Watermelon can apparently be useful with this as well. It has been found to increase the libido of both men and women. Instead of having cake for dessert, it might be a good idea to give watermelon a try. The results may surprise and delight you.

13. Asparagus

There is a certain branch of homeopathy that believes foods that look like certain organs are beneficial for those same organs. This would clearly not be the case for all foods, but there are some that would be of interest here. Asparagus is obviously a phallic looking vegetable. There is no mistaking its resemblance to the male sex organ once one has decided to see the similarity.

Asparagus has high levels of vitamin B, which is more commonly known as folate. This vitamin is not of interest itself, but rather the prevailing chemicals that it has an impact on. One such chemical is histamine. Histamine is an incredibly powerful vasodilator. If it has not been made clear before, a vasodilator is a substance which results in the dilation of blood vessels. Dilated blood vessels allow for greater blood flow as they have an increased capacity. Constricted blood vessel, on the other hand, restrict the flow of blood.

Histamine may be a vasodilator, but it is only nitric oxide which dilates the vessels in the penis thus resulting in an erection. Asparagus will therefore not directly influence the prevalence of a man’s erection, but rather the effects will be subtler.

Histamine in terms of sexual activities will result in heightened sensitivity in both men and women alike. Although this may be more marked in women. There is also the argument that an increase in blood flow directly impacts a person’s libido.  While asparagus may make a person’s, urine smell odd its benefits could outweigh its cons in this context. It is also a very healthy vegetable, so there is no harm in including it at dinner or lunch time.

14. Celery

Celery has been given a bad reputation both in and out of the dieting community. Those in the dieting community eat it so much that they cannot stand it anymore, while those outside perceive it as a ridiculously healthy and unappetizing snack to eat. You have to wonder how people would view it if they knew what celery could do for a man’s attractiveness.

Every mammal on this planet secretes these things called pheromones. These chemicals are generally secreted via sweat, and they aim to increase the attractiveness of a person. This process is a completely biological and instinctual one. We cannot exactly pinpoint the smell of a pheromone. All we know is that once it enters our noses, it wreaks havoc on our brains making us lust after the delicious creature that is emitting it.

Certain scientists have even studied these pheromones in the hope of creating a perfume that will literally make the wearer more attractive to the opposite sex. Celery could very well do this naturally. The how is not all that clear but the result has been spoken about by a well-respected doctor and researcher so there should be some validity to the statement.

The gist of it is this; celery could potentially alter the pheromone levels in a man’s sweat. Thus, making him relatively more attractive to a woman who were to pass by his general vicinity.

15. Garlic

There is possibly not a single person on this planet who actually finds garlic breath desirable. The horrible stench it produces makes this vegetable on this list a veritable catch 22. It will make your breath smell rather bad, but on the other hand, it could get you in the mood to get down and dirty. Is it worth a whole packet full of gum or should it be given a miss entirely?

A decision can only be made once the facts have been examined. Like peppers, garlic is classed as a hot food. It does not contain capsaicin-like peppers, but it has its own heat producing chemical. This chemical being, allicin.

Allicin increases blood flow. But, this blood flow is quite specific to sexual organs. This means that a person who consumes garlic will not have an overall flushed feeling, but rather they will have a stirring in a very suggestive area.

The effects that garlic has on libido are however not instantaneous. One cannot go to town on a garlic bulb and then go to town elsewhere. They will need to consume the product over an extended period of time. Research suggests that a month should do it. It can also not be eaten cooked, which excludes eating it with a meal. For an enhanced libido, a person will need to eat garlic totally raw. This will obviously not be an option for most people, and therefore it is suggested to take it in capsule form. This method should also attempt to deal with the breath issue.

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