Love and sex play an important role in our lives and have major influence on relationships. So, finding the right food and drink can give you a boost in these pleasures. We look at some of these foods that can help you enhance your sex and love life.
Diet plays an important role for sexual well being
Did you know that right food can enhance your love making and increase your libido? Using particular foods can create sexual magic.
This revelation goes back centuries, for example, Greek and Roman cultures enjoyed ripe fruits and exotic dishes before making love.
Diet plays an important role for sexual well being. The choice of right foods can have a pleasing impact on your sex life and enhance your mood towards more enjoyable lovemaking.
After all, food is the most effective way to socially trigger the desires for intimacy. And if served in a sensual way, it’s very likely you will surrender to it.
Meals that have good portions of fruits and vegetables will always aid the time of passion.
Fruits are undoubtedly a healthy way to spark arousal for love.
These include, apricots, cherries, coconut, dates, figs, grapes, oranges, lemons, limes, mangoes, papayas, peaches, kiwi, pears, plums and pomegranate.
In particular, the forbidden fruit of apples, and the potassium rich bananas, can give energy when it is most required.
One fruit that is known for boosting your sex drive is avocado, which is rich in vitamin E.
Some berries are very beneficial, such as blueberries which are high in vitamin B and encourage healthy sexual function, raspberries which enhance sexual arousal, and of course the most symbolic fruit of love, strawberries, especially with chocolate!
Seeds from these berries are rich in zinc, which boosts testosterone in men and helps women get in the mood for love.
Vegetables that a well known for their aphrodisiac properties include, asparagus, spinach, carrots, celery, bean sprouts, corn, chillies, artichokes, cucumbers, broccoli, Swiss chard, leafy greens, onions, garlic, ginger, aubergine (eggplant), courgettes and fresh salads.
Pumpkin seeds are very good for sex because they are high in zinc. Too many potatoes are not recommended, especially fried.
Nuts can hugely boost your sex drive because nuts like almonds are bursting with essential fatty acids that help maintain a healthy balance of sex hormones.
Brazil nuts are great for men as they are a major source of selenium, a vitamin that helps keep sperm cells healthy.
Others include cashews, walnuts and peanuts.
Meats and Fish
Lean red meat, liver, egg yolks, fat-less chicken and turkey, sushi, and oily fish which is high in omega 3, can all aid your love making.
In particular, oysters are well known for their aphrodisiac properties because they are the richest food source of zinc.
When it comes to making love, chocolate can’t be ignored. It is often referred to as a “love drug.”
Use it as a sauce or as sweets or even in cakes, it will, certainly melt hearts and bring the two of you closer.
Chocolate contains phenylalanine, an amino acid that increases the body’s endorphins and natural antidepressants.
It can also increase blood flow to all the right places, increasing sexual desire. Go for at least 70% cocoa solids and dark chocolate.
Nisha Bhandary from Mumbai, who recently got engaged feels,
“Chocolate and love is an evergreen combination, it sweetens the relationship and is a good stress buster too.”
If you want to be erotically bold and experimental, try using a chocolate sauce or whipped cream to paint your lover, and then lick away!
Food which is rich in L-Arginine, such as granola, porridge, chickpeas, soya beans can be very beneficial for men.
Other foods such as vanilla, honey, flax seeds, cardamom, wholemeal bread and pasta, tofu, beans, and brown rice will all contribute towards giving you a sexual boost.
According to Dr. B.A. Roy, sexologist, “Nutrition plays a vital role in lovemaking. Fresh fruits like apple and green vegetables are very nutritious and can stir libido to revive sexual function.” He further adds “Onion, garlic and drum sticks too can be used; in fact they are used for medicinal purposes. With hectic work schedule and peer pressure, many are falling prey to eating disorders which can ruin your sex life in long run.”
A night of passion can always be intensified with the addition of a favourite wine.
What better way than sipping luscious red wine to give your time together a relaxed mood. Naturally, if you can get hold of vintage brands like Sassella, Brunellos and a nice French Chateau, it is adds to the occasion.
Champagne is also known for its sexual properties.
Wines are better than spirits or beer, because too much alcohol can affect your sexual performance too.
If wine is not your thing, you can choose drinks from fresh fruit drinks and fruit smoothies. Avoid drinks with excessive sugar.
What do chefs in India have to say?
R. Selvaraju, executive Chef, Taj Residency, Bangalore.
“A good food and drink do increase the sexual desires and helps in love making. A high quality chocolate and wine is something mostly used by couples. In Arabian countries most men usually indulge in hot coffee and dates to increase the libido. Sea food like lobster too helps in increasing the sexual hormone. Certain kinds of fruits like prunes are also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Healthy balanced foods do mechanically make you geared up and other items like ice creams, whipped cream mentally set the right mood.”
Nimesh Bhattia, executive Chef, The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.
“Food and sex can change your mood and uplift your desires. Good food touches all the five human senses i.e sight, hearing, touch, smell & taste and so does sex. There are many aphrodisiac foods like onion for its herbal properties, garlic for its aphrodisiac qualities and strawberry for its shape. Coffee based drinks like Kahlua and Tia Maria are also very effective. Wine sets the ambience and ablaze your desires. If I have to select something, it would be lots of chocolates, raspberries, strawberries, wine and roses.”
Not all foods are great for enhancing your sex life.
Romal Singh (Journalist), aged 22, says, “I love experimenting with food but prefer keeping it unmessy, like for example, the use of fruits would turn me on or a nice dollop of whipped cream. Anything oily is a big no as it just makes things too slippery for anyone’s benefit.”
For example, fried, oily, fatty food and rich cream sauces can leave you feeling more sluggish than sexy.
Interestingly, foods that are excessive sugar, salt, saturated fat and highly processed foods are related to frigidity, difficulty reaching orgasm and slowing down sex drive dramatically.
So, it’s best to eat more of the wholesome sexy foods to give your love life a well deserved boost!
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